About ACW

The Anatomy of Complications Workshop aims to improve the performance of specialist obstetricians and gynaecologists in the area of  the prevention and management of complications in obstetric and gynaecological surgery.

This two day programme is an intensive, hands-on, practical learning experience conducted in state-of-the-art facilities, in Perth, Western Australia.

The course includes comprises 4 sessions:

  • an “anatomy refresher” , in 2 parts. This includes using prosected cadaver specimens developed specifically for the purpose of displaying the relevant surgical anatomy of the pelvis, and surgical dissection of pelvic anatomy using fresh frozen cadavers. The use of fresh cadavers gives a very realistic and valuable surgical experience.
  • surgical skills development using animal bladders, ureters, bowel and vessels to demonstrate repair techniques.
  • live animal surgery, practicing repair techniques including the control of heamorrhage
  • case presentations and discussion

The workshop is held in Perth, Western Australia, on a Friday and Saturday. We host dinner on the Friday evening straight after the course at a nearby restaurant, which encourages participants and facilitators to continue to get to know each other and to fuel up for the early start on Saturday.

Dr Robyn Leake, Clin Assoc Prof Krish Karthigasu and Professor Yee Leung are the convenors of this workshop. We are supported by a team of  highly valued facilitators, without whom the course could not be run. This is a non-profit workshop and the conveners and facilitators are not remunerated. The cost of the workshop covers the material expenses for the use of the various facilities, equipment, and refreshments. Any surplus monies are used to fund other training programs, educational activities,  the Taylor Hammond Research Scholarship and a Pacific Islander Scholarship.

We believe that you will find this a very valuable learning experience and look forward to seeing you in Perth.

Click here for workshop information.