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ASiT Core Skills in Paediatric Surgery: Pre-Conference Course

ASiT Core Skills in

Paediatric Surgery

Virtual Pre Conference Course


Course Convenors: Omar Nasher (ON), Kristy Smith (KS), Matthew Jobson (MJ), Kathryn Ford (KF), Benjamin O’Sullivan (BOS), Oliver Burdall (OB), Benjamin Woodward (BW), Helen Carter (HC), Andrew Gordon (AG)

Target audience: senior medical students and junior doctors interested in paediatric surgery

Please note this course cannot be booked as a standalone course. To be eligible to attend, you must register for the ASiT Virtual Conference 2021.

Course Format:

This virtual course that aims to provide candidates with an insight into the speciality and the basic knowledge of common paediatric surgical pathologies. It will also include a virtual practical workshop and provide information on the speciality training national recruitment process. The course is suitable for candidates who would like to pursue or consider paediatric surgery as a career and also those who deal with paediatric patients as part of their adult general surgery practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • To describe common paediatric surgical conditions that might also present to a DGH
  • To appreciate the embryology behind some congenital anomalies
  • To gain virtual operative experience of key paediatric surgical procedures
  • To understand the speciality training national selection process

Course Programme

09:00    Registration

09:05    Introduction (ON)

09:30    LECTURE: General Surgery of Childhood (AG)

10:15    BREAK (BOS)

10:20    LECTURE: The Vomiting Child and Fluid Management (KF)

10:50    BREAK (BW)

10:55    VIDEO WORKSHOP: Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy (MJ)

11:10     BREAK (KS)

11:25     LECTURE: Embryology of Some Congenital Anomalies and Introduction to Oesophageal Atresia (OB)

11:55     VIDEO WORKSHOP: Thoracoscopic Oesophageal Atresia Repair (BOS)

12:15     LUNCH  

12:45     PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Case-Based Discussion (KF) + Small Bowel Anastomosis* (All Faculty)

14:15     BREAK (MJ)

14:20     QUIZ (MW)

14:50     LECTURE: ST3 Paediatric Surgery National Selection Process and Tips (ON/KS)

15:20    Q&A (All Faculty)

15:45    Closing remarks

16:00    Finish


*Candidates will be supplied the material and equipment required to perform the procedure in advance


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