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

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

Lecturers

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

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