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, 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 the year 2005 we established a course in three-dimensional (3D) anatomy for neurosurgical trainees and qualified neurosurgeons from the UK and overseas. The aim of the course is to spend a weekend in a pleasant environment meeting other neurosurgeons with enthusiasm for anatomically based operating while learning from world-class neurosurgical masters and teachers. The bases for this course are lectures with 3D projections. The projections offer excellent 3D vision of anatomical structures in a variety of surgical situations. Cambridge Lectures in Neurosurgical Anatomy are not an alternative to some excellent cadaveric dissection-based courses run in the United Kingdom ( Leeds) and Europe (Braga, Portugal), but rather hope to complement them.

Guest Speaker


Professor Shlomi Constantini

Tel Aviv, Israel

Lectures' Faculty




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