This course aims to develop a trainee’s surgical skills focusing on the management of a number of neonatal and infant conditions. The course uses animal tissue models for bowel anastomosis and plastic jigs are used for a PUJ obstruction and and OA/TOF repair.
The provisional programme is as follows:
0845-0930 Faculty Meeting and Pre-Course Workshop Familiarisation
0930-1000 Registration and Refreshments
1000-1030 Introduction followed by General Principle; Tissue handling, sutures, methods, etc ; Using loupes ; Bowel anastomosis demonstration
1030-1200 Bowel Anastomosis Practical workshop using Pig intestine (Tea and Coffee will be served in 4FRA during this session)
1200-1300 Stamm Gastrostomy and Pyloromyotomy; Demonstration; Practical workshop
1400-1445 Neonatal Bowel Anastomosis (Atresia); Small bowel atresia demonstration using pig intestine; Practical workshop
1445-1545 Duodenal Atresia; Duodenal atresia: demonstration; Duodenal atresia: practical workshop, animal tissue
1600-1715 NEC; Laparotomy; Options, bowel resection; Ileostomy demonstration; Practical workshop, animal tissue
The convenor is Mr Tony Lander from Birmingham Children’s Hospital. You can find more information on the RCS website.