Gastrointestinal Anastomosis Workshop

Dates:Thursday 24th September 2015
Course duration: 1 day
Course Fee: £150
Suitable for: FY2 – ST2 trainees who have successfully completed a RCS Basic Surgical Skills course


  • Mr T Arulampalam, Course Convenor and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
  • Mr T Hammond, Specialist Registrar in General Surgery and Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellow
  • Mr A L Farquharson, Course Facilitator and Specialist Registrar in General Surgery
  • Miss S Gupta, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
  • Mr N Smart, Specialist Registrar in General Surgery and Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellow

This one day workshop provides exposure to the theoretical principles and practical techniques of gastrointestinal anastomosis. It gives an opportunity to perform a variety of surgical procedures on cadaveric tissue with modern anastomotic technologies under the guidance of Consultant Surgeons, with a high trainer to trainee ratio. It then places these techniques within the context of surgical practice and identifies clinical situations where a deeper knowledge of these relevant aspects leads to improved peri-operative care.

The workshop has been designed to introduce surgical trainees to more advanced surgical skills in the controlled workshop environment, simulating those operative situations in which they would be expected to be proficient when performing duties as a Registrar on call. The workshop will follow the format of structured training courses that form an integral part of current postgraduate surgical training, and the sessions are delivered over a one day course to maximise learning opportunities with minimum impact on study leave allowance.

The workshop is intensively taught and has an emphasis on detailed personal feedback to identify areas of strength and areas for development. Importantly, the skills obtained will be directly applicable to participants’ clinical practice on return to their workplace for all surgical specialties but in particular those currently placed in gastrointestinal surgical units.

A certificate will be presented to those participants who successfully complete the Workshop and demonstrate achievement of competence in the skills taught. Course fees include all tuition, surgical equipment, lunch and all refreshments.

This course has been sponsored by COVIDIEN (UK)

GI Anastamosis Workshop Application Form 2013

Bile Duct & Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Course

Dates: 25th March 2015
Course Fee: £350
Faculty: Miss Jo Reed & Mr Donald Menzies, Consultant Surgeons

This one day intensive course is aimed at senior registrars and junior consultants who want to explore the common bile duct. The course includes ‘the difficult gallbladder’ and ‘on-table cholangiography’.

Bile Duct Flyer 2013

Bile Duct Application Form 2013

Management and Surgery of Reflux Disease

Dates: TBC
Course Fee: £350
Faculty: Miss J Reed & Mr D Menzies

To apply please fill out and return the application form below or for more information please contact us on 01245 686793 or email

Management & Surgery of Reflux Disease