Pre and Post Workshops and Courses

​The Annual Scientific Meeting will be held from Wednesday 30 August to Friday 1 September 2017 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia.  In addition, there will be pre and post Meeting workshops as follows.

RACS Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators Course

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 from 8.15am to 4.00pm

Cost: No Charge
Registration: As part of the Annual Scientific Meeting registration process (visit the registration page)
Venue:  Adelaide Convention Centre

The RACS Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators is an introductory course to expand knowledge and skills in surgical teaching and education. The aim of the course is to establish a basic standard expected of RACS surgical educators and  will further knowledge in teaching and learning concepts. Participants will  look at how these concepts can be applied into their own teaching context and will have the opportunity to reflect on their own personal strengths and weaknesses as an educator. With the release of the RACS Action Plan: Building Respect and Improving Patient Safety, the Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators course is  now  mandatory for surgeons who are involved in the training and assessment of RACS SET trainees.

Endoscopic Management of Vascular Injuries Workshop

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 from 8.30am to 5.00pm

Cost:  $1,700 per registant (includes Workshop Dinner)
Registration:   Registration form available for download here
Venue:  LARIF, 101 Blacks Road, Gilles Plains, South Australia

Emphasis on this course is hands-on dissection providing the opportunity to learn how to position and manage the instruments during such a challenging surgical field, and enabling vascular control. This will be a very intensive, but hopefully enriching course.

Micro-Vascular Anastomosis Course

Saturday, 2 September 2017 from 9.00am to 4.30pm

Cost:  $350 per registant 
Registration:   Registration form available for download here 
Venue:  Royal Adelaide Hospital, R5 Conference Room, Level 5 North Wing, Adelaide

This course is aimed at neurosurgeons and trainees to learn the indications for cerebral revascularization surgery, microsurgical techniques for vascular anastomosis and evaluation of the bypass procedure. There will be hands-on training using both high quality synthetic as well as bio-models of blood vessels in addition to didactic lectures and case presentations by the faculty.