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Brachial Plexus Dissection Course

The Clinical Skills Centre hosts a number of surgical training courses during the year. Developed and taught by leading Consultants, each course provides in-depth theory and the opportunity to practise a variety of surgical techniques in a modern lab environment.

Australian Hand Surgery Society
Brachial Plexus Dissection Course

Course Date

1st June 2018

Course Director

Dr Richard Lawson

02 9463 1820


This course provides an excellent opportunity to practice commonly performed nerve transfers in brachial plexus surgery.


The Course programme will include:

·         Double Oberlin transfer

·         Radial to axillary nerve transfer

·         Accessory to suprascapular nerve transfer (posterior)

·         Intercostal nerve harvest

·         Supra-clavicular, infra-clavicular and trans-axillary brachial plexus approaches

·         Clavicular osteotomy and fixation


Training Methods

Each topic will begin with a short preliminary lecture and a demonstration dissection prior to the dissection of each component by the registrants under the direction of the course tutors. There will be 10 work stations, each with one fresh frozen cadaveric specimen. Each participant will have the opportunity to operate on one arm and one side of the neck.


​Maximum Participants

The first 20 registrations will be accepted. Subsequent applications will be placed on a waiting list in order of receipt.


Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre

Level 6 Kolling Building

Reserve Road

Royal North Shore Hospital

St Leonards  NSW  2065

Course Duration

Friday 1st June 2018

8.00am – 5.00pm


$660 incl. GST

Please note: the Hand and Forearm Flap Course will be held on Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd June. Registration for this course is $715 incl. GST. If you wish to attend both courses, a discounted registration fee of $1200 incl. GST will be applied. 


Please register for the combined course HERE


Please contact Karoline Cheung (SCSSC) on

02 9926 4630 or


To Register

Online registrations are now open. A place will not be secured until payment is processed thorugh the online registration system.

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