Educational Committee

This prestigious committee is responsible for ensuring that the “CCN Review” educational program is up to date and tackles the frontiers of contemporary neurosurgery. The committee members have played key roles in implementing curriculum and final neurosurgical board requirements in Europe, USA, Canada and beyond.

  • Nabeel S. Alshafai
    Nabeel S. Alshafai
    Antwerp, Belgium
Nabeel S. Alshafai
Antwerp, Belgium

MD(Hon.) FRCSC, EBNS, ABNS(Eligible)
CCN Review Course Director
Craniocervical Junction Workshop Director
Assistant Professor (Antwerp University)
Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon
Residency Training Program Director
Antwerp University Hospital
Examiner & Committee Member of the European Board of Neurological Surgery

  • John Hurlbert
    John Hurlbert
    Calgary, Canada
John Hurlbert
Calgary, Canada

MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
Associate professor
Past Director of the Neurosurgical Residency Program
Founding President of the Canadian Spine Society
Past Chief examiner in neurosurgery for FRCSC
Past President elect for the AANS/CNS, disorders of the spine & peripheral nerves
University of Calgary

  • Timo Krings
    Timo Krings
    Toronto, Canada
Timo Krings
Toronto, Canada

MD, PhD, FRCP(C)
Professor of Radiology
Chairman of Neuroradiology
Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroadiologist
University Health Network
University of Toronto

  • John Rossiter
    John Rossiter
    Kingston, Canada
John Rossiter
Kingston, Canada

MD, PhD
Associate Professor and Clinical Director
Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Past Chief Examiner of Neuropathology for the Royal College of Canada
Kingston General Hospital
Queen’s University

  • Johannes Schramm
    Johannes Schramm
    Bonn, Germany
Johannes Schramm
Bonn, Germany

MD, PhD
Professor and Retired Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
Second Vice-President WFNS
Past President of the EANS
Bonn University Hospital

  • Robert J. Spinner
    Robert J. Spinner
    Rochester, USA
Robert J. Spinner
Rochester, USA

Chairman of Neurosurgery
Professor of Anatomy Orthopedic and Neurosurgery
The Burton M. Onofrio
Mayo Medical School
Mayo Clinic