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Upcoming Events in 2016-2017

On the 10th of December 2016, the SERT Institute will be hosting a course for Fellows in accredited training with the Australia New Zealand Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Association (ANZHPBA) using both cadaveric and animal models to demonstrate and practice advanced HPB surgical techniques such as hepatectomy, duodenal and pancreatic mobilisation, vascular reconstruction, and pancreaticoenteric …

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Bowel Anastomosis Course – October 2016

This course was attended by a number of surgical senior residents and surgical registrars. The session consisted of a brief morning of lectures explaining basic concepts behind enteric anastomosis and stapling devices. This was then followed by a number of practical wet specimen sessions where residents and registrars were able to practice end-to-end interrupted bowel …

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Basic Laparoscopic Skills Course – May and October 2016

Due to popular demand, this course was run twice this year. Attendees ranged from interns to surgical registrars and the course featured a number of lectures on the laparoscopic stack, patient positioning, electrosurgical technology and lap safety, pneumoperitoneum and safe entry techniques. The practical component consisted of activities initially on dry specimens with exercises to …

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Message from Professor Tom Hugh

This is the first edition of a newsletter from the newly established Surgical Research, Education and Training (SERT) Institute at RNSH. It has been a busy six months during which much has been achieved. Job advertisements for Manager of the SERT Institute and Manager of the Surgical Audit Unit (SAU) are about to be released …

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