“The Future of Spine Surgery Education is Now.”

Prof Max Aebi

Founder and Former Editor of European Spine Journal

Designed for both Spine Trainees and established Spine Surgeons, eccElearning is the most direct route to a qualification in Spine Surgery.

Spine Surgery Lectures

All 180 Lectures from our Diploma are available to buy. 3 CME Credits for each Lecture successfully completed – keep on top of your professional development.

Knowledge Packages

Affordable bundles of Lectures on a single topic, which allow you to work your way towards the Specialist Certificates and Diploma in bite-sized chunks.

Specialist Certificates

In-depth study on areas of Anatomy, Pathology and Science, including Trauma, Deformity, Degenerative Disorders, Tumours, Infections, and Complications.

Diploma in Spine Surgery

A comprehensive Masters-level diploma – 180 online Spine Lectures, Live Tutorials, a Surgical Skills Assessment, 4200 downloadable references and over 540 CME Credits.

Logos of Endorsed by European Spine Journal, CME Accredited by EACCME, Supported by Spine and Open Operating Theatre

What are the benefits of eccElearning?

The eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme is the Gold Standard of online Spine Surgery Education. Benefit from learning online with our Lectures, Knowledge Packages, Specialist Certificates or full Diploma in so many ways:

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Learn more spine online

You can play Lectures, view, download, repeat and review materials as much as you need. Revision has never been easier.

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Improve patient outcomes

A better educated spine surgeon trained in the current evidence base will achieve superior patient outcomes.

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Sharpen your clinical skills

Live Tutorials sharpen your clinical skills by applying knowledge learned from our Lectures to real-life cases.

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Fill in the gaps in your Spine Knowledge

We offer the most comprehensive online Spine Surgery Education you can get. Browse our Lectures and find the topics you need to strengthen your understanding.

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Hours of extra learning material

Instead of just presenting Lectures, we provide in context all the reference materials – the evidence base –  that is required for you to develop a deep understanding of the topics.

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Recognised Educational Excellence

Endorsed by the European Spine Journal, accredited by EACCME with 540 CME Credits, teaching from 140 world-class spine experts and educators – including 32 full Professors.

What’s included in our courses?

The full spine surgery Diploma includes

Spine Surgery Lecture Presentation

180 Online Spine Surgery Lecture Presentations

Each created and narrated by one of our 140 world-class spine surgery faculty.

Spine Surgery Assessments and Quizzes

358 Lecture Quizzes and Assessments

Check your knowledge before each Lecture with the Pre-Learning Quiz, and confirm your improvement afterwards with the Lecture Assessment. All are in online Multiple-Choice Question format, with results instantly available.

Downloadable Spine Surgery References - spine journals, book chapters, videos and more!

4200 Downloadable References

Articles from the European Spine Journal, Spine, and The Spine Journal etc. Book chapters from major publishers. This evidence base is presented in context and is instantly available for optimal learning efficiency.

Spine Anatomy and Surgical Access Films

16 Anatomy and Surgical Access Films

View surgical procedures from structured, broadcast-quality films from the surgeon’s perspective with a full expert narration.

Spine Surgery Tutorial Events

8 Live Tutorial Events

Apply the knowledge gained in the Lectures to real-life cases under the guidance of an experienced spine surgeon. Available either as an attended group event, or as a one-on-one online session.

Spine Surgery Module Examinations

9 Module Examinations

All Module Exams are hour-long online Multiple-Choice Question format Examinations covering all the material from the Module. Each Module is the equivalent of a Specialist Certificate.

Spine Surgery Education Programme Surgical Skills Assessment

Surgical Skills Assessment

Perform a surgical procedure under the observation of an experienced spine surgeon and receive their personal evaluation of your performance.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits

540 CME Credits

CME Credits (EACCME) are awarded for each individual Lecture, subject to passing the Lecture Assessment. EACCME credits can be converted into an equivalent number of American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credits.

2 Years Access

2 Years Access

Access to all the Lectures, Modules, Films, References and Assessments is available to you for two years from the time you activate the course.

Each Specialist Certificate includes

Spine Surgery Knowledge Packages and Lectures

Knowledge Packages

Each Specialist Certificate is focused on a single clinical area of anatomy, pathology or science. They consist of 3-5 Knowledge Packages, so include up to 23 Lectures.

Spine Surgery Anatomy and Surgical Access films

16 Anatomy and Surgical Access Films

View surgical procedures in structured, broadcast-quality films from the surgeon’s perspective with a full expert narration.

Spine Surgery Specialist Certificate Examination

Specialist Certificate Examination

An hour-long, online, Multiple-Choice Question format Examination covering all the material from the Specialist Certificate.

12 Months Access to Spine Surgery Knowledge Packages

12 Months Access

Access to all the Lectures, References and Assessments for a full year from the time you activate the course.

Each Knowledge Package includes

Spine Surgery Knowledge Package

All relevant Lectures and their contents

Each Knowledge Package is a bundle of 3-6 Lectures focused on a single topic. You get all the Presentations, References, Quizzes,  Assessments and CME Credits you would if you bought the individual Lectures, but at a lower price.

Each Lecture includes

Spine Surgery Lecture Presentation

The Lecture Presentation

Created and narrated by one of our 140 world-class spine faculty, the Lecture Presentation includes a dynamic transcript and is viewed on-demand for optimum time efficiency and learning efficacy.

Spine Surgery Lecture Quiz and Assessment

Pre-Learning Quiz and Lecture Assessment

Check your knowledge before the Lecture with the Pre-Learning Quiz, and confirm your improvement after with the Lecture Assessment. Both are in online Multiple-Choice Question format, with instant results.

Downloadable References

Downloadable References

Hours of extra material as downloadable journal articles, book chapters and videos – the evidence base – are presented in context within the Lecture and are instantly available.

CME Accredited by the EACCME

CME Credits

3 CME Credits (EACCME) are awarded for each individual Lecture, subject to passing the Lecture Assessment. EACCME credits can be converted into an equivalent number of American Medical Association PRA Category 1 Credits.

The Gold Standard of Online Spine Surgery Education

The 11 Module Editors and 140 faculty who have contributed to the programme are internationally renowned surgeon educators in their respective fields.

From former editors of the European Spine Journal to radiologists and scientists, our faculty has collectively trained thousands of Spine Surgeons. They include:

Prof Max Aebi - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Prof Max Aebi

Editor-In-Chief, Editor of Module 6: Traumas & Fractures

  • Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of eccElearning
  • Founder & former Chief of the first Swiss University Spine Unit
  • Co-Founder of the European Spine Journal, & Editor-In-Chief for 23 years
  • Co-founder & past Chair of AOSpine
  • Former President of Eurospine
  • Author of more than 400 publications & book chapters
Prof Norbert Boos - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Prof Norbert Boos

Editor, Module 1: Basic Science

  • Head of Spinal Surgery at the Orthopaedic University Hospital Balgrist, in Zurich since 1997
  • Published over 100 articles and book chapters
  • Founding member of AOSpine
  • Deputy Editor of the European Spine Journal
  • Board member of Eurospine
Dr Pedro Berjano - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Dr Pedro Berjano

Editor, Module 3: Degenerative Disorders of the Thoracolumbar Spine

  • Clinical Director at G-Spine in the I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi.
  • With Claudio Lamartina, published new classification systems for sagittal imbalance and adult scoliosis, and new techniques for spinal deformity surgery
Dr Bronek Boszczyk - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Dr Bronek Boszcyzk

Editor, Module 8: Infection, Inflammation and Metabolic Disease

  • Head of Service at the Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery of Nottingham University Hospitals since 2010
  • AOSpine special achievement award in 2005
  • Published over 90 articles
Dr Marcin Czyz - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Dr Marcin Czyz

Editor, Module 7: Tumours

  • Consultant Spine Neurosurgeon at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
  • Assistant Editorial Board, European Spine Journal
Prof Dr Mazda Farshad - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Prof Dr Mazda Farshad

Editor, Module 1: Basic Science

  • Professor and Chair of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • European Spine Journal Assistant, Editorial Board
  • Founding member of AOSpine
  • Deputy Editor of the European Spine Journal
  • Board member of Eurospine
Prof Claudio Lamartina - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Prof Claudio Lamartina

Editor, Module 9: Complications & Revisions

  • Chief of the Department of Spine Surgery I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan, Italy since 2000
  • Performs more than 300 spine operations every year
  • Published over 90 papers
Prof Marco Brayda-Bruno - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Prof Marco Brayda-Bruno

Editor, Module 5: Paediatric Deformity

  • Head of the Spine Surgery and Scoliosis unit at I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan since 2000
  • Education Committee Member, Scoliosis Research Society
Prof Alberto Zerbi - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Prof Alberto Zerbi

Editor, Radiology Lectures

  • Director of the Department of Radiology at the IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Milan, Italy
  • Deputy Editor for Imaging of the European Spine Journal
Dr Frank Schwab - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Dr Frank Schwab

Editor, Module 4

  • Chief of Spine Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA
  • Board Member of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
  • Board Member of the International Spine Study Group (ISSG)
Prof Richard Assaker - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Prof Richard Assaker

Editor, Module 2: Degenerative Disorders of the Cervical Spine

  • Professor of Neurosurgery at CHRU Lille since 2002
  • Designer and conceptor of surgical spinal instrumentation – ApoFix, Centaur and Zephir – that have been used in more than 25,000 operations worldwide.
Prof Daniel Chopin - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Prof Daniel Chopin

Editor, Module 4: Adult Deformity

  • Former Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Institut Calot, Berck-sur-mer, France
Asst Prof Ahmed Bilal Khalique - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Asst Prof Ahmed Bilal Khalique

Programme Sub-Editor

Assistant Professor Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery, Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad, Pakistan

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