Rush International Spine Education

The first bold collaboration between Rush University Medical Center and eccElearning covers Cervical Radiculopathy and Myelopathy.

Rush is one of the most prestigious and highest-ranked universities and medical centres in the USA.

LIMITED GRANT OFFER:  There’s a Grant running for the Rush RISE course so you can enrol for just $50 instead of $549. That means you can save nearly $500 on fees if you enrol now!

Rush International Spine Education

RISE (Rush International Spine Education) is a new collaboration between Rush University Medical Centre and eccElearning. It provides novel education via blended learning to address the diagnosis, treatment, outcomes and preventive measure of various spinal disorders.

The first course covers Cervical Radiculopathy and Myelopathy.

Rush RISE Grant: Enrol now for $50 and save nearly $500

Rush University is offering a Grant for the RISE to help reduce the cost of the course for surgeons all around the world. No application needed, just enrol today to take advantage – hurry, it will only be available for a limited period.

RISE: Cervical Radiculopathy and Myelopathy

RISE is a comprehensive, interactive series on spinal disorders and the first RISE course available covers Cervical Radiculopathy and Myelopathy.

The series of 13 online lectures is accompagnied by 8 interactive case-based discussion webinars. The program is led by senior, experienced faculty who serve as mentors to each registered participant for the year.

It is a Rush University accredited course, so you  gain AMA PRA Cat 1 CME Credits for completing it, along with a Rush University Certificate of Completion.

RISE is ideally suited to Senior Clinicans, Junior Clinicians, Fellows and Residents. Because the course is online, you can enrol and learn from anywhere in the world.

Course Overview

Watch this video with Program Director Dino Samartzis DSc to find out more about what RISE is all about:

Lecture Topics Covered

There are 13 online lectures available for you to study at your time and pace.

  • Applied Surgical Anatomy of the Spinal Column, Spinal Cord, Nerve Roots and Vertebral Arteries
    • Dr Stephane Litrico
  • Diagnostic Testing of Cervical Radiculopathy and Myelopathy
    • Dr Matthew W. Colman
  • Natural History and Pathophysiology of Cervical Radiculopathy
    • Dr Richard Assaker
  • Pathophysiology, Clinical Findings & Imaging of Cervical Myelopathy
    • Dr Ralph Kothe
  • Non-operative Management of Cervical Radiculopathy
    • Dr Richard Assaker
  • Non-operative Management of Cervical Myelopathy
    • Dr Ralph Kothe
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
    • Dr Howard S. An
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery for cervical disorders: Laminoforaminotomy and Discectomy
    • Dr Richard G. Fessler
  • Laminectomy, Laminoplasty and Combined Approaches
    • Dr Vincent C. Traynelis
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
    • Dr Frank M. Phillips
  • Cervical Spine Deformity
    • Dr Ricardo B. V. Fontes
  • Adjacent Segment Degeneration/Disease
    • Dr Philip K. Louie
  • Outcomes of Surgical Treatment for Cervical Radiculopathy and Myelopathy
    • Dr Sapan Ghandi

Webinars Included

There are 8 live webinars in this Program, each with a Q&A session afterwards. Typically they’re on Saturdays at 14:00 GMT. Here’s an example webinar and Q&A session on the Evolution of Surgical Treatment of Scoliosis over 4 Decades, by faculty member Dr Howard S An here:

The webinar topics in this course are:

  • Diagnostic Testing
    • Dr Matthew W Colman and Dr Krishn Khanna
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
    • Dr Howard S An
  • Foraminotomies / Microdisecectomies
    • Dr Richard G Fessler
  • Laminectomy, Laminoplasty and Combined Approaches
    • Dr Howard S An
  • Prosthetic Disc Arthroplasty
    • Dr Frank M Phillips
  • Cervical Spine Deformity
    • Dr Christopher J DeWald and Dr Ricardo B V Fontes
  • Adjacent Segment Degeneration / Disease
    • Dr Sravisht Iyer and Dr Philip Louie
  • Surgical Outcomes
    • Dr Harel Deutsch and Dr Sapan Gandhi

Schedule dates to be confirmed due to faculty availability and the ongoing pandemic.

RISE Faculty & Mentors

This is the world-class faculty of the RISE Program, who also act as mentors to each registered participant during the course:

  • Howard S. An, MD, Program Director, Rush
  • Dino Samartzis, DSc Program Director, Rush
  • Richard Assaker, MD, CHRU Lille, France
  • Matthew W. Colman, MD, Rush
  • Harel Deutsch, MD, Rush
  • Christopher J. DeWald, MD, Rush
  • Richard G. Fessler, MD, Rush
  • Ricardo B. V. Fontes, MD, PhD, Rush
  • Sravisht Iyer, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Krishn Khanna, MD, Orthopaedics Northeast
  • Ralph Kothe, MD, Schoen Clinic Hamburg, Germany
  • Stephane Litrico, MD, University of Nice, France
  • Philip Louie, MD, Virginia Mason
  • Michael T. Nolte, MD, Rush
  • Frank M. Phillips, MD, Rush
  • Vincent Traynelis, MD, Rush

RISE: Cervical Radiculopathy and Myelopathy –  Program Benefits

13 Online lectures with dynamic transcript

In-depth lectures created and narrated by our world-class spine faculty with a dynamically-highlighted transcript.

8 Case-based interactive webinars

Live webinars with Q&A sessions expanding on the lecture topics with case-based discussions.

12 CME Credits

The course is accredited by Rush University – gain 12 American Medical Association PRA Category 1 CME Credits for completion.

Mentorship with Leaders in the field

Master spine clinicians as your mentors, willing to guide you and answer your questions throughout the course.

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Additional reading material and self-assessment

Lectures come with a significant amount of reference material included – instantly accessible for viewing and downloading.

Study online, at your pace, anywhere in the world

You can enrol online, and study from anywhere in the world.

No travel required.

An international network

From a world-class faculty to your peers from around the world, this course will expand your network of spine surgery contacts.

Rush University Certificate of Completion

This course is academically sponsored, with a full academic certificate issued by one of the top medical unversities in the USA.

Enrolment

$549 $50

Rush RISE Grant: Save nearly $500

Rush University is offering a Grant for the RISE to help reduce the cost of the course for surgeons all around the world. No application needed, just enrol today to take advantage – hurry, it will only be available for a limited period.

Enrol on to this RISE program by clicking the button below and paying the enrolment fee, or click ‘Talk to us’ if you have questions and want to arrange a phone call to talk more about this course.

Talk to us about RISE

Do you have questions or want more information about the RISE Course? Just book a free consultation with us and we’ll go through everything with you: