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