eccElearning is the world's first blended, online education course in a surgical sub speciality. The concept was developed by a group of leading spine surgery practitioners, researchers and educators. They are determined to improve the quality, convenience and cost effectiveness of educating the next generation of young spine surgeons, for the ultimate purpose of improving the treatment of patients suffering spinal disorders.

eccElearning has assembled a highly respected and uniquely experienced international Scientific Editorial Board. Together, they have developed the educational philosophy, or pedagogy, of the eccElearning postgraduate Spine Surgery Education Program. They have commissioned 180 lectures from amongst the world's leading spine surgeons, clinicians and scientists - all experienced educators at the postgraduate level; they are listed here.

eccElearning is dedicated to excellence and continuous improvement in spine medicine education. We will develop and deploy new technologies with the capability to advance medical education and improve patient outcomes.

eccElearning encourages international collaborations with institutions and organisations who share the objective of advancing spine medicine education. eccElearning 's first collaborative partner is the European Spine Journal, the leading academic spine journal. The Spine Surgery Education Program is co-branded with the European Spine Journal. eccElearning also has a collaboration with OOT, the Open Operating Theatre, and much of the rich OOT library of high quality surgical videos, Master Lectures, Grands Rounds and symposium lectures is available through the eccElearning portal. For further collaborative opportunities see here.

The senior management team is led by Executive Chairman Prof Max Aebi, and CEO Geoffrey Andrews, assisted by Lynda Connon ACMA the Finance Director and Louis Pfitzner, Non Executive Director.

eccElearning is the trademark of eccElearning Limited, a company registered in England.

 

Scientific Editorial Board

[1] , Editor, Author, Max Aebi, MD, DHC, FRCSC
das Rückenzentrum Salem-Spital Hirslanden, Bern,
[29] , Editor, Author, Richard Assaker, MD, PhD
CHRU Lille, Hôpital Salengro, Lille
[32] , Editor, Author, Pedro Berjano, MD, PhD
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Chirurgia Vertebrale II, Milan,
[34] , Editor, Author, Norbert Boos, MD
Prodorso Zentrum für Wirbelsäulenmedizin, Zürich,
[98] , Editor, Bronek Boszczyk, MD
Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, Nottingham,
[76] , Editor, Author, Marco Brayda-Bruno, MD
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Chirurgia Vertebrale III - Scoliosi, Milan,
[65] , Editor, Daniel Chopin, MD
CHRU Lille, Hôpital Salengro, Lille,
[97] , Editor, Author, Marcin Czyz, MD
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham
[35] , Editor, Author, Mazda Farshad, MD
Uniklinik Balgrist, Zurich,
[27] , Editor, Author, Claudio Lamartina, MD
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Chirurgia Vertebrale II, Milan,
[161] , Editor, Author, Frank J. Schwab, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York,
[19] , Editor, Author, Alberto Zerbi, MD
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology, Milan,
[31] , Editor, Ahmed Bilal Khalique, MD
Department of Orthopaedics, Foundation University Medical College/Fauji Foundation Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
[133] , Editor, Author, Carlotta Martini, MD, PhD
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, GSpine4, Milan, Italy
[168] , Editor, Dino Samartzis, MD
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Lecturers

[1] , Editor, Author, Max Aebi, MD, DHC, FRCSC
das Rückenzentrum Salem-Spital Hirslanden, Bern,
[132] , Author, Emin Aghayev, MD, MSc
Swiss Centre of Excellence for Medical Registries & Data Linkage, Institute for Social & Preventive Medicine, Bern
[46] , Author, José Aguirre, MD, MSc
Balgrist University Hospital, Zürich
[92] , Author, Vincent Arlet, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
[62] , Author, Lorenzo Arribas, MD
University Health Center, La Chana, Granada
[42] , Author, Chris Arts, PhD
Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht,
[29] , Editor, Author, Richard Assaker, MD, PhD
CHRU Lille, Hôpital Salengro, Lille
[85] , Author, Theodoros B. Grivas, MD, PhD
Trauma and Orthopaedic Department, Tzanio General Hospital Piraeus, Piraeus
[155] , Author, Jose Antonio Baeyens,
University Health Centre La Chana, Granada,
[83] , Author, Massimo Balsano, MD
Director Regional Spinal Department Santorso, Vicenza,
[156] , Author, Hongda Bao, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
[157] , Author, Cedric Barrey, MD, PhD
Lyon University Hospitals
[24] , Author, Franz W. Baruffaldi Preis, MD
Chief of Department of Plastic Surgery, Galeazzi Hospital (Milan), San Raffaele Hospital (Milan)
[115] , Author, Roberto Bassani, MD
I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan
[111] , Author, Roger Bayston, MMedSci, PhD, FRCPath
Queens Medical Centre Nottingham
[107] , Author, Eyal Behrbalk, MD
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Tel-Aviv
[3] , Author, Vladimír Beneš III, MUDr.
Department of Neurosurgery Liberec Regional Hospital,
[95] , Author, Lorin M Benneker, MD
Bern University Hospital, Dept. of Orthopaedics, Bern
[32] , Editor, Author, Pedro Berjano, MD, PhD
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Chirurgia Vertebrale II, Milan,
[109] , Author, Christof Birkenmaier, MD
Orthopädische Klinik München, Munich
[34] , Editor, Author, Norbert Boos, MD
Prodorso Zentrum für Wirbelsäulenmedizin, Zürich,
[104] , Author, Stefano Boriani, MD
Dept. Of Oncologic and degenerative Spine Surgery Rizzoli Institute, Bologna
[30] , Author, Luca Boriani, MD, PhD
Alto Vicentino Hospital, Santorso (Vicenza),
[76] , Editor, Author, Marco Brayda-Bruno, MD
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Chirurgia Vertebrale III - Scoliosi, Milan,
[51] , Author, Roberto Brunati, PT
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Scientific Institute of Lissone IRCCS, Lissone
[64] , Author, Davide Caldo, MD, PhD
Spine Surgery Lugano, Torino Como
[145] , Author, Federico Canavese, MD, PhD
Staff Physician, Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Estaing, Clermont Ferrand,
[39] , Author, Kenneth Cheung, MD
Hong Kong University Hospital
[55] , Author, José G. Consciência, MD, PhD
Lisbon Nova University Hospital,
[150] , Author, Armin Curt, MD
Spinal Cord Injury Center University Hospital Balgrist University of Zürich,
[97] , Editor, Author, Marcin Czyz, MD
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham
[90] , Author, Benny Dahl, MD, PhD, DMSci
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
[86] , Author, Mario Di Silvestre, MD
Spine Surgery Department, Istituto Ortopedici Rizzoli, Bologna,
[158] , Author, Bassel G. Diebo, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York,
[13] , Author, Máximo Alberto Díez-Ulloa, MD
Universitary Hospitalary Complex, Santiago de Compostela
[78] , Author, Alain Dimeglio, MD
Université de Montpellier, Montpellier
[105] , Author, Alexander Disch, MD, PhD
Charité University Hospital, Berlin
[144] , Author, Khoi Dua Than, MD
Spine Fellow UCSF Spine Center University of California San Francisco
[139] , Author, Jean Dubousset, MD
Professor Emeritus of University René Descartes, Paris
[93] , Author, Christian Etter, MD
Swiss Spine Clinic, Aarau,
[35] , Editor, Author, Mazda Farshad, MD
Uniklinik Balgrist, Zurich,
[124] , Author, Michael Fehlings, MD
Department of Surgery, Toronto Western University Hospital Toronto
[147] , Author, Tamás Fekete, MD
Neurosurgeon, Department of Spinal Surgery Schulthess Clinic, Zürich,
[37] , Author, Stephen Ferguson, PhD
ETH Zurich Institute für Biomechanics, Zürich
[137] , Author, Emmanuelle Ferrero, MD
Georges Pompidou European Hospital, Paris,
[84] , Author, Fabio Galbusera, PhD
I.R.C.C.S Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan
[100] , Author, Mel Grainger, MD
Spire South Bank Hospital
[117] , Author, Michael Grevitt, Mr, FRCS
Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
[149] , Author, Andreas Grillhoesl, MD
Section of Neuroradiology BG Unfallklinik Murnau,
[68] , Author, Pierre Guigui, MD
Head of Spine Unit L’Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou Paris Descartes University, Paris,
[160] , Author, Ricardo Guimaraes, MD
University Hospital Cajuru
[18] , Author, Robert Gunzburg, MD, PhD
Editor-in-Chief European Spine Journal,
[72] , Author, Henry Halm, MD, PhD
Head of the Department of Spine Surgery and Scoliosis Center, Schön Klinik Neustadt,
[70] , Author, Azmi Hamzaoglu, MD
Istanbul Spine Center Florence Nightingale Hospital Istanbul,
[71] , Author, Ian Harding, MD
Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
[135] , Author, Daniel Haschtmann, MD
Schulthess Clinic, Zurich,
[40] , Author, Carol Hasler, MD
University Hospital, Basel
[73] , Author, Rune Hedlund, MD
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg
[122] , Author, Paul Heini, MD
Spine Surgery Department, Klinik Sonnenhof, Bern
[120] , Author, Brice Ilharreborde, MD
Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Robert Debré University Hospital, Paris
[134] , Author, Marcel Ivanov, MD, PhD, MSc, FRCS, FAANS
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield,
[110] , Author, Adrian Jones, MD
Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
[108] , Author, Rishi Kanna, Dr, MS, MRCS, FNB
Ganga Medical Centre, Coimbatore,
[118] , Author, Noriaki Kawakami, MD, DMSc
Orthopaedic Surgery at Meijo Hospital, Nagoya
[94] , Author, Marius Keel, MD, FRCS
Bern University Hospital, Dept. of Orthopaedics, Bern
[4] , Author, Zdenek Klezl, MD, PhD
Consultant Spine Surgeon Royal Derby Hospital
[151] , Author, Markus Konieczny, MD
Leiter der Sektion Wirbelsäulenchirurgie, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital Düsseldorf,
[121] , Author, Andreas Korge, MD
Spine Center, Schön Clinic München-Harlaching, Munich
[49] , Author, Ralph Kothe, MD
Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek Klinik für Spinale Chirurgie, Hamburg
[28] , Author, Hubert Labelle, MD
Head of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Department Chaire de Recherche en Sciences du Mouvement of Sainte-Justine Hospital University of Montreal, Montreal
[141] , Author, Virginie Lafage, PhD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
[27] , Editor, Author, Claudio Lamartina, MD
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Chirurgia Vertebrale II, Milan,
[154] , Author, Beniko Lawrence, MD
Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham
[75] , Author, Jean-Charles Le Huec, MD
Bordeaux University Hospital, Spine Surgery, Bordeaux
[138] , Author, Yan Lefèvre, MD
Orthopaedic Paediatric Department Bordeaux University Hospital, Bordeaux
[152] , Author, Paolo Lepori, MD
G-Spine4 Spine Surgery Department IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi. Milan
[91] , Author, Ulf R. Liljenquist, MD
Orthopaedic Department, St. Franziskus-Hospital, Münster
[21] , Author, Stephane Litrico, MD
Department of Neurosurgery University Hospital of Nice,
[142] , Author, Alessio Lovi, MD
Spine Surgery III Department IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, Milan
[148] , Author, Andrea Luca, MD
Spinal Unit III - Scoliosis IRCCS Galeazzi, Milan,
[143] , Author, Gian Luigi Siccardi, MD
GSpine4 Dpt. I.R.C.C.S. Galeazzi, Milan,
[130] , Author, Christoph Mehren, MD
Schön Clinic Munich,
[52] , Author, Hanno S. Meyer, MD PhD
Technische Universität München,
[50] , Author, Marco Monticone, MD, PhD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Scientific Institute of Lissone IRCCS, Lissone
[63] , Author, John O´Dowd, FRCS
Hampshire Hospital, London
[81] , Author, Ibrahim Obeid, MD
Department of Spine Surgery, Bordeaux University Hospital, Bordeaux
[23] , Author, F.C. Oner, MD
Professor of Spinal Surgery, University Medical Center, Utrecht,
[103] , Author, Péter Pal Varga, MD
National Center für Spinal Disorders, Budapest,
[48] , Author, Luca Papavero, MD, PhD
Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek Klinik für Spinale Chirurgie, Hamburg
[88] , Author, Norbert Passuti, MD
Deartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Nantes, Nantes
[79] , Author, Javier Pizones, MD, PhD
University Hospital Getafe, Madrid
[8] , Author, Yong Qiu, MD
Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing University
[69] , Author, Nasir Quraishi, MD, LLM, FRCS
Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham,
[140] , Author, Muhammad Asad Qureshi, MD
Department of Spine Surgery, Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi,
[163] , Author, Oded Rabau, MD
Assaf-Arofeh Medical Centre, Tel Aviv,
[26] , Author, Daniel K Riew, MD
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University, New York
[164] , Author, Luiz Gustavo Rocha, MD
University Hospital Cajuru,
[41] , Author, Dominique Rothenfluh, MD, PhD
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford,
[67] , Author, Pierre Roussouly, MD
CMCR Les Massues, Lyon
[165] , Author, Cristina Ruiz-Cabello, MD
University Health Centre La Chana, Granada,
[56] , Author, Constantin Schizas, Mr, FRCS
Clinique Cecil Lausanne
[136] , Author, Marius R Schmid, MD
MRI – Medizinisch Radiologisches Institut, Zürich
[126] , Author, Klaus Schnake, MD
Spine Center, Schön Klinik Nürnberg Fürth, Fürth
[161] , Editor, Author, Frank J. Schwab, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York,
[166] , Author, Senthii Selvanathan, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust,
[113] , Author, Reuben Soh, MBBS, FRCS
Singapore General Hospital
[89] , Author, Jean-Paul Steib, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Strasbourg University Hospital,
[2] , Author, Petr Suchomel, MD, MUDr
Neurocenter, Hospital of Liberec, Liberec
[96] , Author, Ufuk Talu, MD
Istanbul University, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul
[14] , Author, Enrico Tessitore, MD, PD
Neurosurgical Unit, Geneva University Hospitals
[123] , Author, Claudius Thomé, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck
[99] , Author, Jake Timothy, MD
Dept. of Neurosurgery, Leeds Infirmary, Leeds,
[114] , Author, Patrick Tropiano, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, CHU Hôpital La Timone, Université Aix-Marseille,
[116] , Author, Juan Uribe, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, University of South Florida, Tampa,
[15] , Author, Emiliano Vialle, MD
Hospital Universitário Cajuru, Catholic University of Parana, Curitiba,
[17] , Author, Luiz Vialle, MD, PhD
School of Medicine Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Curitiba,
[10] , Author, J.M. Vital, MD
Director of Spinal Disorders Unit, Regional and University Hospital of Bordeaux,
[101] , Author, David Walker, Mr, FRCS
Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
[112] , Author, Vivienne Weston, MBBS, MSc, FRCP
Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
[38] , Author, Karin Würtz-Kozak, R.Ph, PhD, MBA
ETH Zurich Institute für Biomechanics, Zürich
[25] , Author, Fahed Zairi, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Center, Lille,
[19] , Editor, Author, Alberto Zerbi, MD
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology, Milan,
[146] , Author, Laura Edwards, MD
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust,
[167] , Author, James Holton, BSc BM MRCS
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham
[6] , Author, Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD
Professor, Vice-Chairman, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Co-director: UCSF Spine Center, University of California, San Francisco
[33] , Author, Gustavo Zanoli, MD, PhD
Casa di Cura, University of Ferrara,
[153] , Author, Irene Monicelli, PhD
CBT Psychotherapist private practice Torino,
[131] , Author, Timo Ecker, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inselspital, University of Bern,
[133] , Editor, Author, Carlotta Martini, MD, PhD
IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, GSpine4, Milan, Italy

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