New This year, for the first time, there will be Southeas Asia Edition of the Lectures. Fo details, click here.

As usual, there will also be a 2015 Cambridge Winter Edition on 5th and 6th December. Guest Speaker will be Dr Nelson Oyesiku. Details to follow.


14th edition of the Lectures will take place at Emmanuel College

on Saturday and Sunday, 27 & 28 June, 2015

As usual, on Friday, 26 June 2015, there will be an opportunity to practise basic cranial appraches on a hand-on cadaveric course Approaches in Neurovascular Surgery directed by Mr Rikin Trivedi.

Book your hotel early as there is often shortage of reasonably-priced accommodation in Cambridge!



… to make the delicate, awesome, and fateful work of the neurosurgeon more accurate, gentle, and safe.

Dr Albert L Rhoton, Jr .



Excellent knowledge of three-dimensional surgical anatomy is fundamental for safe operating. This is especially true for neurosurgery where the surgical access routes are narrow, the brain and surrounding structures cannot be moved, and the consequences of a mistake are disastrous. The surgeon just must know what is behind the corner.

The process of understanding of surgical anatomy is a never complete. Neurosurgeons acquire most of their experience by observing and conducting operations. Cadaveric dissections are an excellent supplement. However, they are very expensive and not widely available.

In 2005 a weekend gathering of enthusiasts of anatomically-based established in Cambridge. As it consists of discussions and lectures, mostly based on three-dimensional (3D) projections of anatomical dissection of and intra-operative situations, it was named Cambridge Lectures in Neurosurgical Anatomy. It is aimed at neurosurgical trainees and qualified neurosurgeons, but medical students with interest in neurosciences have found it educational and inspirational. The continuation of the Lectures for over 10 years speaks for itself.

The Southeast Asia Edition of the Cambridge Lectures in Neurosurgical Anatomy came as a response to requests from many neurosurgeons in the region. It is recognised as by the Neurosurgical Anatomy Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS).

Guest Speaker


Professor Shlomi Constantini

Tel Aviv, Israel

Lectures' Faculty




10th Anniversary Lecture


Professor Susan Standring

Emeritus Professor of Anatomy and the Editor of Gray's Anatomy

After-dinner Speaker


Professor Peter Hutchinson

Head, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cambridge

The June 2014 photograph can be downloaded from here
















Course Director Course Co-Director Course Organiser
Mr Ramez Kirollos, MD FRCS
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
Prof Guilherme Ribas, MD
Hospital Albert Einstein and University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mr Thomas Santarius, MD PhD FRCS
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge