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Global Neuro—Online Diploma in Basic Cranial Approaches

for Neurosurgeons and Neurosurgery Residents

  • 25 November 2022 - 31 January 2023
  • Marco Fontanella University of Brescia ASST Spedali Civili University Hospital
  • Andreas Demetriades University of Edinburgh
  • Registration fee: EUR 500.00

Augmented reality, a Lab-in-a-Box and a unique line-up of Masters in Neurosurgery guarantee you will have an exceptional online learning experience. This two-months program is organized in 6 modules - 2 hrs. per module - and accessible where and when you need it – via mobile devices and online portals. Seats are limited and as a first step you need to apply for this course. Then, we will inform you about the exact starting date and you will be requested to proceed with payment.

  • Marco Fontanella
    University of Brescia ASST Spedali Civili University Hospital 
  • Andreas Demetriades
    University of Edinburgh 
Online Education
Lectures, Live surgery
Target audience

This Global Neuro Program has been developed for Neurosurgeons and Neurosurgery residents.


Why this Diploma?

In recent years neurosurgical training has become more difficult, due to regulations that limit the working hours of residents in neurosurgical departments, and to the limited availability of cadaver labs around the world. Therefore, worldwide, neurosurgeons are exposed to a limited number of surgical procedures, both during their training period and during their activity in the wards.

With this course we provide a solution to address this issue. New technological advances offer learning opportunities outside of the traditional setting with the potential to significantly increase the surgical experience of neurosurgeons and at the same time allowing trainees to learn surgical approaches from Masters of Neurosurgery. 

The sequence of psychomotor training:

  • Virtual Reality to support MENTAL TRAINING (Apps)
  • Mixed Reality to support the HYBRID TRAINING (transition from virtual to physical)
  • Physical Reality to support MANUAL TRAINING (Lab-in-aBox)


Module 1 Basic technical and surgical information to perform a cranial approach

Module 2 External Ventricular Drainage (EVD) and Ventricular-Peritoneal Shunt (VPS) 

Module 3 Pterional approach 

Module 4 Subtemporal approach 

Module 5 Retrosigmoid approach

Module 6 Decompressive Craniectomy, Dura Cutting and Suturing, Bone flap repositioning and Cranioplasty

Included in the registration fee:

•    Permanent access to apps for mental training
•    60 days access to Master classes
•    60 days access to a Lab-in-a-Box 
•    CME credits
•    Diploma

Please be informed that Global Neuro covers the shipment costs but we do not cover any local custom taxes.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the Joint Providership of CME Outfitters, LLC, and Global Neuro. CME Outfitters, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

CME Outfitters, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of TBD  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




By completing this course, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the surgical anatomy of the cranial approaches.
  • Determine the surgical instruments and the surgical theater setting for each step of the cranial approaches.
  • Describe basic surgical information to perform a cranial approach (preparation of the patient, disinfection, anesthesiology setting, skin preparation and incision, as well as skin, muscles, and bone flap preservation during the procedure).
  • Perform 5 different cranial surgical procedures and their basic variants, in particular: Ventricular Shunt, Pterional Approach, Subtemporal Approach, Retrosigmoid Approach and Decompressive Craniectomy.
  • Assess the technical difficulties and the possible mistakes related to any single approach.
  • Recognize the importance of performing the approach step by step to avoid mistakes.
  • Identify how to modify an approach and what kind of advantage can be obtained by this change.
  • Develop decision-making skills and to formulate which approaches can be performed for a specific case.

Global Neuro,

Registration fee
EUR 500.00
Included items
Course materials

After your application has been approved you will be requested to proceed with payment.

Included in the registration fee:

•    Permanent access to apps for mental training
•    90 days access to Master classes
•    60 days access to a Lab-in-a-Box 
•    CME credits
•    Diploma

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