“FCS in a Day”

Proposed Programme - Friday 1 March 2019

This full day workshop is aimed at Surgical Trainees getting ready to do the FCS Final exams early in 2019. Topics covered will be the FCS General Surgery Final exam syllabus and will be presented by Senior Faculty at Groote Schuur Hospital.

The cost for the full day workshop is R2500.00 and this also gets you entry to the Surgical Update conference taking place from 2-3 March 2019 (terms and conditions apply) This workshop is only open to Registrars and any qualified surgeons wishing to attend will need to email to enqire about attending.

Session 1: 08h00-10h00


  • Rectal Cancer
  • Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
  • Diverticulitis
  • Proctology in a Nutshell
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Salivary Glands

Session 2: 10h30-12h00


  • Pancreatic cancer

  • Work-up of a liver mass

  • Cholecystectomy

  • Colorectal liver metastases

  • Cystic lesion of the pancreas

  • HCC

  • Approach to the jaundiced patient

  • Chronic pancreatitis

  • Portal hypertension

Session 3: 13h00-14h00

Acute Care and Emergencies

  • Groin hernia

  • Incisional hernia

  • Large bowel obstruction

  • Small bowel obstruction

  • Soft tissue sepsis

  • Approach to abdominal CT

  • Upper GI bleed

  • Appendicitis

  • Bariatric surgery

Session 4: 15h00-16h00

Breast & Endocrine and Upper GI

  • Breast Cancer

  • Surgery for Breast Cancer

  • Benign Breast Disease

  • Sarcoma

  • Thyroid

  • Thyroidectomy

  • Parathyroid

  • Adrenals

  • Gastric Cancer

  • Benign Oesophageal Disorders

  • Oesophageal Cancer

  • Melanoma

Session 5: 16h30-17h30

Trauma and Vascular

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease

  • Carotid Stenosis                                      

  • 3 Trauma talks (tbc)