International Vascular Cork

This course is geared towards vascular surgical trainees and practising vascular surgeons who wish to develop their skills in open dissection, anastomotic techniques and vascular ultrasound. Course limited to 16 places, offered on a first come first served basis.
Suitable for :
Consultants, Trainees in Vascular Surgery
Dates :


Participants will gain hands-on experience with open surgical dissection and reconstruction procedures on cadavers in our state of the-art surgical skills laboratory. The simulated operating rooms feature integrated audio-visual facilities to allow for real time and post-procedure feedback from expert faculty. There will be 2-3 participants per cadaver and each participant will spend the
equivalent of a full day on this component of the course over the 2-day period.

The Vascular Ultrasound and Anastomotic Technique component will run over 4 sessions across the 2 days and each participant will rotate through the sessions where they will have the opportunity to scan peripheral veins, the aorta and the carotid artery on an actor patient and that there will be 1-to-1 supervision/direction by Vascular Physiologists. The Anastomotic Technique component on prosthetic and biological tissue will allow for detailed technical instruction with
video recording and analysis to allow for objective assessment and feedback.

Pre-course material will be provided.

Course Content:

Examples of exposures which will be included in the open component are:

  • Abdominal Aorta
  • Thoracic Aorta
  • Femoral & Iliac Arteries
  • Popliteal and Pedal Arteries
  • Carotid Artery Exposure
  • Vertebral Artery and Subclavian Artery

Course Inclusions:

  • Fresh Frozen Cadaveric Dissection and Arterial Reconstruction
  • Anastomotic Workshop
  • All meals and refreshments and Course Dinner on Thursday 11th Nov 2021 (TBC due to COVID restrictions)


Denis Harkin
Paul Blair
Emily Boyle
Mary Paula Colgan
Greg Fulton
Greg Gosi
Eamon Kavanagh
Elrasheid Kheirelseid
Brian Manning
Tony Moloney
Gerald McGreal
Morgan McMonagle
Adrian O’Callaghan
Muhammad Tubassam


Kindly Sponsored by :


  • 3M

  • Royale Distributing

  • OLM

  • Tekno Surgical


Awaiting CME Approval from RCSI (20 points)

Awaiting Approval from EACCME® (14 European CME credits -ECMEC®s)

Course Fees

International Vascular Cork: €1250.00