Neuroanatomy Committee



Inaugural WFNS Neuroanatomy Webinar – May 12 & 13, 2020

COURSE TITLE: Inaugural WFNS Neuroanatomy Webinar

COURSE DATE: May 12 - 13, 2020

TELEVISED BY: Neurosurgical TV

ORGANIZED BY: World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)

SPONSORS: None

CONTENT TYPE: Online interactive webinar

MODERATORS: S Jeyaretna (UK), P. González-López (Spain), V. Beneš (Czech Republic) & T. Santarius (UK)

PRESENTERS:

Pablo González-López, Spain Salman Sharif Pakistan
Ramesh Nair UK Igor L. Maldonando France
Kazadi Kalangu Zimbabwe Victor Hugo Pérez Mexico
Ekkehard Kasper Canada Ramez Kirollos Singapore
Iype Cherian Nepal Vladimir Beneš Czech Republic
Henry Schroeder Germany Giovanni Broggi Italy
Imad N. Kanaan Saudia Arabia Miguel A. Arraez Spain
Sanjeeva Jeyaretana UK Thomas Santarius UK
Roy Thomas Daniel Switzerland Eka Wahjoepranomo Indonesia

PARTICIPANTS: Young neurosurgeons and trainees worldwide

OBJECTIVES: The WFNS Neuroanatomy webinar is a creative initiative to promote an online dynamic educational course for young neurosurgeons and trainees worldwide. It was intended to overcome the negative impact caused by the covid19 pandemic and to incorporate the emerging method of digital education of the 21st century. The WFNS Neuroanatomy webinar is designed to maintain our mandate to bridge the gap between neuroanatomy science and clinical neurosurgical practice, promote sound clinical judgment, enhance neurosurgical skills and encourage young neurosurgeons to rise to their challenges and respond to their enquiries.

SUMMARY: The 1st webinar was launched on 12th & 13th May, 2020 (12:00-16:00 GMT) with excellent moderation, time management and an interactive session of Q&A. A feedback evaluation form was distributed to all registrants via email and certificates of attendance provided. Registration exceeded 7000 participants and continues to attract more and more views on a dedicated YouTube channel that we enabled to allow truly open access to the content. Almost 2000 unique IP-address attended from China – reflecting the highest ever attendance for a medical webinar, certainly for a neurosurgery webinar. The evaluation of all presentations was within the same range reflecting the quality of speakers on the committee and its guests. Based on the excellent feedback and the greater demand for such academic events, that save time and costs for young trainees, the committee has decided to conduct this webinar once a month until further notice. The 2nd webinar is scheduled for the 23-24 June 2020 (12:00-15:30GMT).

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