The Anatomy of Complications Workshop

31st August & 1st September 2018



We are very proud to announce The Anatomy of Complications Workshop (ACW) is coming to the Northern Hemisphere for the first time since its inception in 2000 and will take place in Cork on the 31st August and 1st of September 2018. This is as a result of collaboration between The Anatomy of Complications Workshop directors, the Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre (CTEC) at The University of Western Australia and the ASSERT Centre in Cork.

This world recognized resource was conceived and developed by Prof Ian Hammond (Gynaecological oncologist) and Dr John Taylor (Urologist) in association with Prof Paul McMenamin (Anatomist) in Perth, Australia.



Consultant obstetricians and gynaecologists as well as senior O&G residents



Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September 2018



We are honoured to have both Prof Paul McMenamin and Prof Yee Leung (Gynaecological oncologist) who is a current Director of the Workshop in Perth, on the Faculty. They are joined by leading experts in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Colorectal Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Urology.

The objective of the Workshop is to enhance understanding of the anatomy of the pelvis and improve management and prevention of surgical complications.  It will provide the participants the opportunity to practice a range of procedures not commonly performed in clinical practice.

Hands-on dissection and grouping of participants of similar skill levels enables discussion and group learning under expert supervision.

The sessions are fully interactive with a high ratio of knowledgeable faculty to participants.  Faculty provide superior training and immediate feedback in a practical and controlled workshop environment.


Workshop Content

This course consists of four integrated modules

  1. Anatomy
  2. Surgical Skills
  3. Cadaveric Surgery
  4. Case Presentations


Workshop Inclusions

  • Fresh frozen human cadaveric dissection
  • Didactic sessions
  • All meals and refreshments and Workshop Dinner on Friday 31 August 2018



The cost of the course is 1,500 Euros

We will be in contact with those who have completed the expression of interest form once registration for the workshop has opened.

The workshop is limited to 18 places, these will be offered on a first come first served basis.  

Please register your interest here:

Expression of Interest Form


ASSERT Centre in association with:








For any queries please contact Tracy Ahern at: or Jean Scully at: 


ASSERT Terms & Conditions

Workshop content and faculty may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.


Room 2.103, 2nd floor, University College Cork, College Road, Cork City