2017 OSSANZ Conference


OSSANZ Conference 2017


2017 OSSANZ Conference was held at the Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre, Adelaide, Australia on the 4-6 October 2017.



Participant registrations and observer positions are open for the following workshop at CTEC, The University of Western Australia, Perth. Guest Faculty is Associate Professor Michael Talbot, UNSW Conjoint Associate Professor in Surgery. Please feel free to forward this information on to interested colleagues and Trainees:

Core Skills: Advanced Bariatric & Roux-en-Y Laparoscopic Surgery

Thursday 15 June 2017

The Core Skills: Advanced Bariatric & Roux-en-Y Laparoscopic Surgery Workshop aims to create an educational environment in which consultant surgeons and senior trainees are encouraged to exchange ideas and information pertaining to the latest advances in upper GI and bariatric surgery. The workshop will use a combination of pre-reading, didactic sessions, discussion and practical skill stations using fresh human cadaver material. The workshop focuses on the sleeve gastrectomy and the Roux-en-Y bypass (RYGB). Procedural discussions will include: complications of gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy; RYGB procedural overview; revision of sleeve gastrectomy; complications of RYGB and the management of reflux.

Please cick here for further course and fee information.


Consultant Surgeons and SET 5 Surgical Trainees. Observer positions are available for SET 1 – 5 Trainees.  Limited positions are available for Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants.


RACS accreditation is pending.


Professor Jeffrey Hamdorf


Associate Professor Michael Talbot
Dr Talbot is a UNSW Conjoint Associate Professor in Surgery with more than 10 years of experience with laparoscopic re-sectional and revision bariatric surgery.

His upper GI practice has a focus on surgery for benign and malignant conditions, and he has an interest in robotics, GI motility, therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP.


Non WA Consultant: $1150
WA Consultant: $1090
Non-WA Trainee: $945
WA Trainee: $790
Observer: $150
Theatre Nurse: Free of charge

Registrations for this workshop are available via the CTEC web site.

For more information please contact John Linehan, CTEC Senior Course Co-ordinator, on (08) 6488 8049 or email john.linehan@uwa.edu.au or visit the CTEC website