Rush International Spine Education (RISE)

A bold new collaboration from Rush University Medical Center and eccElearning. Rush is one of the most prestigious and highest ranked universities and medical centers in the USA.

Rush International Spine Education (RISE)

This is a new initiative that provides novel education, via blended learning to address the diagnosis, treatment, outcomes and preventive measure of various spinal disorders.

Cervical Radiculopathy and Myelopathy

RISE is a comprehensive, interactive series on spinal disorders and the first RISE course available covers Cervical Radiculopathy and Myelopathy. Along with the series of 13 online lectures, there are also 8 interactive case-based discussion webinars. The program will be led by senior, experienced faculty who will serve as mentors to each registered participant for the year.

RISE Faculty

This is the world-class faculty of the RISE Program:

  • 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
  • Sapan Gandhi, MD, Harvard
  • 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

Who is it for?

Senior Clinicians

Junior Clinicians



Gain AMA CME Credits

You will gain up to 12 American Medical Association PRA Category 1 CME Credits for completing the course.

Program Benefits

  • Academically sponsored, Academic certificate of completion
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  • Mentorship with Leaders in the field
  • On-demand, online narrated lectures (with dynamic subtitles)
  • Case-based tutorials provided via monthly, interactive webinars
  • Adjunct reading material, learning objectives, self-assessment
  • Study at your own pace
  • An international network

Talk to us

Talk to eccElearning about the RISE course or our collaboration by booking a free consultation.

Find out more and enrol

Get full information about the RISE program and register for the Cervical Radiculopathy and Myelopathy course by going to RISE webpage.

Other Spine Courses

Module 2: Degenerative Disorders of the Cervical Spine

Degenerative Disorders of the Cervical Spine

For more education on the Cervical Spine, this is an 18-lecture module course on the anatomy, biomechanics and kinematics of the cervical spine, with 2-hour webinar tutorial included, as well as a final examination.

Modules from our Diploma in Spine Surgery

For courses on other areas of spine surgery, try individual Modules from our Diploma in Spine Surgery – study specific spine topics in-depth, or work through them one-by-one to spread out the cost of the Diploma.