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Surgical Approaches for Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery - Registrations closed

Surgical Approaches Workshop

Advanced Course 4 – 6 April 2018

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The success of a surgical procedure is broadly based on the chosen approach to a surgical site. For this to happen, an in-depth knowledge of topographical anatomy is vital.

In this 3-day workshop participants will be given a unique hands-on opportunity to observe and practice standard surgical approaches for the upper and lower extremities and the pelvis.

The ‘Advanced Course’ aims at more experienced trainees. Assistance will be available throughout the course by an experienced orthopaedic surgeon and an anatomist. Each of the workshops is open for 8 participants. A certificate will be issued after successful completion.

This course is supported by the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association and attendance will be recognized with points for the training scheme.

NZ Orthopaedic Association logo

Registration deadline: 15 November 2017 - Registrations are now closed.

Contact & registration: niels.hammer@otago.ac.nz (email) or +64 3 479 5992 (tel)

Course Details:

The course will include interactive lectures and tutorials with prosections and plastinates, followed by expert-guided training of the respective approaches as the core component of the workshop. There will be plenty of time to exercise, using human cadavers with lifelike haptical and optic properties for a realistic surgery-like experience. The course will take place in the Surgical Anatomy Laboratory facilities of the Department of Anatomy, University of Otago.

Maximum number of participants: 8 (4 students / cadaver)

Covered contents will include common approaches of the:

  • Shoulder, Humerus, Elbow, Forearm, Hand,
  • Pelvis, Hip joint,
  • Femur, Knee and Tibia, Ankle, Foot

Course fee
3500 NZD (excludes GST, travel and accommodation costs)

Provided materials:
Course script, disposable gowns and gloves, surgical instruments and catering on site

Recommended Literature
Orthopaedic Surgical Approaches, Second Edition, Miller, Chambra et al. (Eds.)

Surgical Approaches Workshop - Niels Hammer Surgical Approaches Workshop - Stefan Klima
Assoc. Professor Niels Hammer
Clinical Anatomy
Department of Anatomy
School of Biomedical Sciences
Division of Health Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand
Email: niels.hammer@otago.ac.nz
Mr. Stefan Klima
General Surgeon,
Orthopaedist and Trauma Surgeon

MD, PD Dr. med. habil.
University of Leipzig
Germany

4i: Invasive Interventions In Intensive Care - Registration deadline: 29 September 2017

An interactive masterclass in anatomy and hands-on training for invasive interventions and advanced airway management: 18-19 November 2017

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Welcome to the first course providing an in- depth training of invasive interventions for intensive care and advanced airway management in New Zealand. This two-day cadaver workshop is jointly run by the Department of Surgical Sciences - Section of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and the Department of Anatomy, University of Otago. Participants will be provided with the unique opportunity to practice invasive interventions and to train their dexterity, problem-solving and team-working skills. This in-depth training will be facilitated using Thiel-embalmed human tissues with lifelike haptical and optical properties as in real patients.

The Department of Anatomy provides a unique environment with operation-theatre-like facilities, and an encompassing collection of prosections and plastinates enhancing the learning experience. Trainees in intensive care will learn in small groups with only four participants per cadaver and instructor. The sessions will be supplemented by focused tutorials on the relevant topographic anatomy.

This will be the only course in 2017.

Registration deadline: 29 September 2017 - Registrations are now closed.

Contact and registration: Dr. Niels Hammer niels.hammer@otago.ac.nz

Course Details

The course will include short lectures and tutorials with prosections and plastinates, followed by expert-guided training of the respective interventions as the core component. Assistance will be available throughout by experienced intensivists and anatomists. Participants will find plenty of time to exercise, using human cadavers with lifelike tissue properties only available at the University of Otago. The course will take place in the Surgical Anatomy Laboratory facilities of the Anatomy Department. A script will be provided for all participants.

Maximum number of participants: 8 (4 students / cadaver)

Interventions

  • Thoracic procedures
    • Lung ultrasound
    • Detection of pneumothorax and identification of lung point
    • Detection and quantification of pleural effusion
  • Interventions
    • Anterior needle thoracocentesis
    • Chest drain insertion using the Seldinger technique and mini-thoracotomy
  • Advanced airway management
    • Fibre-optic intubation (both oral and nasal)
    • Fibre-optic intubation via second generation supraglottic airway
    • Percutaneous tracheostomy
    • Crico-thyroidotomy

Course fee
1250 NZD (excludes travel and accommodation costs, credit card fees)

Provided materials:
Course script, disposable gowns and gloves, all materials. Catering will be provided throughout the course on site.

4i Workshop - Dr. med. Hansjoerg Waibel, MD 4i Workshop - Dr. Martin Dvoarcek, MD, DEAA 4i Workshop - A/Prof Niels Hammer, MD, Dr. habil.
Dr. med. Hansjoerg Waibel, MD
Clinical Senior Lecturer
Dunedin School of Medicine
Email: hansjoerg.waibel@southerndhb.govt.nz
Dr. Martin Dvoarcek, MD, DEAA
Clinical Senior Lecturer
Dunedin School of Medicine
Email: martin.dvoracek@southerndhb.govt.nz
A/Prof. Niels Hammer, MD, Dr. habil.
Clinical Anatomist, Specialist Anatomist
Department of Anatomy
Email: niels.hammer@otago.ac.nz

Past Workshops

Surgical Approaches for Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery 2017 - Registrations are now closed

Surgical Approaches Workshop

Basic Course 21 – 23 February 2017
OR
Advanced Course 24 – 26 February 2017

Download the information sheet

The success of a surgical procedure is broadly based on the chosen approach to a surgical site. For this to happen, an in-depth knowledge of topographical anatomy is vital.

In this 3-day workshop participants will be given a unique hands-on opportunity to observe and practice standard surgical approaches for the upper and lower extremities and the pelvis.

The ‘Basic Course’ aims at early stages of professional training, the ‘Advanced Course’ at more experienced trainees. Assistance will be available throughout the course by an experienced orthopaedic surgeon and an anatomist. Each of the workshops is open for 8 participants. A certificate will be issued after successful completion.

This course is supported by the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association and attendance will be recognized with points for the training scheme.

NZ Orthopaedic Association logo

These will be the only courses in 2017.

Registration deadline: 23 December 2016 - Registrations are now closed

Contact & registration: niels.hammer@otago.ac.nz (email) or +64 3 479 5992 (tel)

Course Details:

The course will include interactive lectures and tutorials with prosections and plastinates, followed by expert-guided training of the respective approaches as the core component of the workshop. There will be plenty of time to exercise, using human cadavers with lifelike haptical and optic properties for a realistic surgery-like experience. The course will take place in the Surgical Anatomy Laboratory facilities of the Department of Anatomy, University of Otago.

Maximum number of participants: 8 (4 students / cadaver)

Covered contents will include common approaches of the:

  • Shoulder, Humerus, Elbow, Forearm, Hand,
  • Pelvis, Hip joint,
  • Femur, Knee and Tibia, Ankle, Foot

Course fee
2950 NZD (excludes travel and accommodation costs)

Provided materials:
Course script, disposable gowns and gloves, surgical instruments and catering on site

Recommended Literature
Orthopaedic Surgical Approaches, Second Edition, Miller, Chambra et al. (Eds.)

Surgical Approaches Workshop - Niels Hammer Surgical Approaches Workshop - Stefan Klima
Assoc. Professor Niels Hammer
Clinical Anatomy
Department of Anatomy
School of Biomedical Sciences
Division of Health Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand
Email: niels.hammer@otago.ac.nz
Mr. Stefan Klima
General Surgeon,
Orthopaedist and Traumatologist

MD, PD Dr. med. habil.
University of Leipzig
Germany