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Advanced Operative Techniques

A 2-day cadaveric base course exploring complex arterial and venous exposures in the neck/ thorax and abdomen.

Day one

  • Renal access
  • Carotid / subclavian /Axillary exposure
  • First rib resection
  • Approaches to chest - sternotomy
  • Exposure of head and neck vessels in chest
  • Thoracotomy

Day two

  • Exposure of the coeliac axis and superior mesenteric artery
  • SMA bypass
  • Supra-coeliac aortic clamp
  • Retroperitineal aortic exposure
  • Exposure of IVC

Next Course

Location: Newcastle

Date: May 2024

Local organiser: Miss Claire Dawkins

Future and past courses are as follows:

2023 21st and 22nd September in Cambridge (Organiser: Miss Diane Hildebrand)

2023 Programme 2023 Feedback

2017 & 2018 16th - 18th May in Cambridge (Organiser: Mr Patrick Couglin)

July 1st to 3rd 2019


May 16th - 18th May 2018

Tremendous feedback was received from the 2017 course was virtually unchanged.

May 17th-19th 2017

  • Day 1 was an advanced EVAR
  • Days 2-3 were advanced cadaveric skills course.