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ASiT Core Skills in Paediatric Surgery: Pre-Conference Course

ASiT Core Skills in

Paediatric Surgery

Pre-Conference Course


Course Convenors: Omar Nasher - Kristy Smith - Matthew Jobson

Contact: -

Target audience: senior medical students, junior doctors, adult general surgery trainees with a paediatric surgery interest

Please note this course cannot be booked as a standalone course. To be eligible to attend, you must register for the ASiT Annual Conference 2022.

Course Format:

This one-day course aims to provide candidates with an insight into the speciality and the basic knowledge of common paediatric surgical pathologies. It will also include practical workshops and provide information on the specialty training national recruitment process.The course is suitable for candidates who would like to pursue or consider paediatric surgery as a career and those who deal with the paediatric patient as part of their adult general surgery practice. Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Course Programme (subject to change):

  • 09:00 Registration
  • 09:10 Introduction
  • 09:30 LECTURE: General Surgery of Childhood 
  • 10:00 LECTURE: The Vomiting Child and Fluid Management
  • 10:30 BREAK
  • 10:45 LECTURE: Introduction to Clinical Applied Embryology
  • 11:15 LECTURE: Feeding Tubes Placement in Children
  • 11:45 LECTURE: Introduction to the Practical Workshops
  • 12:15 LUNCH
  • 13:00 – 16:00 PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS*:
    • Rectal Strip Biopsy
    • Silo Application and Primary Closure of Gastroschisis
    • Intestinal Stoma Formation
    • Scrotal Exploration and Testicular Fixation
  • 16:00 BREAK
  • 16:15 LECTURE: ST3 Paediatric Surgery National Selection Process 
  • 16:45 Q&A and Closing Remarks 
  • 17:00 Course Ends

*candidates will be doing TWO practical workshops each.

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