Emergency Surgical Skills Course (ESSC)

The Emergency Surgical Skills Course (CORK) is brought to you by ASSERT Centre, CoMH/UCC and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Suitable for :
Consultants and Trainees in General Surgery
Dates :
  • 10/11/2022 - 11/11/2022SOLD OUT


This one day course will be held at the ASSERT Centre, College of Medicine & Health, UCC, Cork on two dates, the 10th and 11th November 2022.

The course is geared towards general surgical trainees and practising surgeons who wish to develop their skills in the common as well as the less commonly required exposures and techniques in general and emergency abdominal surgery. Participants will gain hands-on experience with open surgical dissection in our state-of-the-art surgical skills laboratory.

The simulated operating rooms feature integrated audio-visual facilities to allow for intra-procedural guidance and post procedural feedback. Course places are limited to maximise dissection time for each participant and to allow for one-to-one tuition from the expert faculty.

Pre-reading course material will be provided.

Course Content

  • Laparotomy and Aortic Clamping
  • Pringle Manoeuvre and Liver Packing
  • Liver trauma and splenectomy
  • Right and Left Visceral Rotation
  • Duodenal Exposure
  • Nephrectomy
  • Thoracic aorta and pericardium

Course Inclusions

  • Fresh Frozen Cadaveric Dissection
  • Case-based approach to exposures
  • Morning, lunch and evening breaks and refreshments on each day

Faculty – tbc

E Andrews
P Balfe
K Barry
R Cahill
E Faul
S Johnston
M Kayyal
A Manning
B Manning
P McCullough
A O’Sullivan
C Shields
P Waters


CME Points Awarded from RCSI: 10 points

Course Fees

Emergency Surgical Skills Course (ESSC) Cork 2022: €1050.00

ASSERT Centre in association with: