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Surgical Skills in Paediatric Surgery

This skills course is for Neonatal and Paediatric Surgery

22 Apr

Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, 22nd April 2015

This skills course is for Neonatal and Paediatric Surgery. This is a two day course which aims to develop a trainee’s surgical skills focusing on the management of a number of neonatal and infant conditions using animal tissue models for bowel anastomosis and plastic jigs for PUJ obstruction and OA/TOF repair.


  • Bowel anastomosis
  • Stamm Gastrostomy and Pyloromyotomy
  • Neonatal Bowel Anastomosis (Atresia)
  • Duodenal Atresia
  • PUJ Obstruction
  • Vesico- ureteric Reflux
  • Oesophageal atresia repair in animal and synthetic tissue

Course Director

Mr Tony Lander
Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Diana Princess of Wales Children’s Hospital Birmingham

Target Audience / Suitability

ST3-8 and SAS Grades.


  • Skills training supported by surgical simulators with animal tissue
  • Interactive lectures and discussions
  • High faculty to participant ratio

Additional Information

If you are attending this course as a participant in a non-training grade, this course has been allocated 12 CPD points counting towards your Continuing Professional Development.

Why take this course?

This is a unique opportunity to practice neonatal operations on animal tissue with dedicated faculty, close tuition and feedback.

Delegate Feedback

‘This course was excellent. It was one of, if not, the best practical surgical skills course I have undertaken. The faculty were enthusiastic and encouraging. The time for completing the operative skill exercises was just right. I enjoyed the discussions surrounding the operations we were simulating (i.e. the pre and post op considerations)’

‘Excellent course with knowledgeable, approachable and helpful faculty. Excellent models which helped to de-mystify some of the bigger operations within paediatric surgery.’

You can find more details and registration on the College website