2nd Cadaveric Workshop for Laparoscopic Biliary Ultrasound and Bile Duct Exploration

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: May 2nd 2012 until May 3rd 2012

Location: Bristol


The use of laparoscopic ultrasound for detection of biliary calculi has been shown to have higher sensitivity and fewer false positives than operative cholangiography, in experienced hands. In addition, it is safer than cholangiography for patients and the OR team and provides a reduction in theatre time, thus incurring a demonstrable cost saving. Single stage management of biliary calculi has been shown to significantly reduce hospital stay, dependant upon appropriate patient selection.

Following our successful 1st course on this topic in 2011, the next event will combine a one day masterclass including expert seminars, demonstrations and discussions, followed by an optional one day cadaveric skills workshop covering biliary ultrasound and choledochoscopy.

Aimed at consultant general surgeons and senior trainees who routinely perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy, theatre practitioners are also strongly recommended to attend. The expert faculty will include:

Mr Ian Finlay FRCS, Truro

Mr Jonathan Ockrim FRCS, Yeovil

Mrs Sally Norton FRCS, Bristol

Mr Ashraf Rasheed FRCS, Newport

Mr Tim John FRCS, Basingstoke

Mr Hamish Noble MRCS, Taunton

Sister Marion Bath, Yeovil


Delegates will benefit from:

• Interactive seminars covering the benefits of laparoscopic ultrasound for cholecystectomy

• Debate with the expert panel covering the techniques for laparoscopic management of biliary calculi

• Demonstrations of expert technique with edited surgical video

• Interpretation of laparoscopic ultrasound images of biliary anatomy

• Hands-on experience with laparoscopic ultrasound, flexible choledochoscopes and related instrumentation



Consultants: £100 (day one) £1100 (both days)

Trainees: £75 (day one) £995 (both days)

Others: £50 (day one) £150 (both days)


For more information/course bookings, contact Elaine Cox at 01935 384529 or elaine.cox@ydh.nhs.uk