By: 18 May 2016
20–24 February 2017 – Surgical training for austere environments; London

20–24 February 2017 – Surgical training for austere environments; London

This interactive five-day course will provide you with an understanding of the decision making strategies that have proven effective in surgical settings in austere conditions. By the end of the course, you will be ready to work in a humanitarian crisis, providing emergency surgical care to populations exposed to or recovering from the health consequences of conflict and natural or man-made catastrophe.

Learn from our team of experts, including Mr David Nott OBE FRCS, who has essential experience and personal insight from working in places such as Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, Darfur and Haiti.

The course format includes hands-on practical workshops using unemabalmed cadavers in the College’s state-of-the-art education centre.

The course content covers cases associated with conflict and catastrophe, particularly penetrating and crush injuries as well as the management of trauma of the limbs, head, thorax and torso.

A further focus is on post-disaster/conflict procedures including skin flaps and grafts, and the management of orthopaedic fractures using external fixation and traction.

One day of the course, held at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, deals with the decision making and management of obstetric emergencies including post-partum haemorrhage and caesarean section.


Event Title: Surgical Training for Austere Environments

Date: 20 – 24 February 2017



Tel: 020 7869 6300