Endoscopy in Neurosurgery
Sharing Knowledge and Pushing Boundaries
Endoscopy in Neurosurgery (EiN) was born out of a passion to share knowledge and push boundaries of neurosurgical practice
At its inception in 2017, EiN offered hands-on courses covering all aspects of neurosurgical endoscopy (cranial and spinal) with basic and advanced courses. We later merged the two into a comprehensive Endoscopy in Neurosurgery course. Our core faculty consisted of consultant neurosurgeons with extensive endoscopic experience practicing at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, one of the busiest paediatric and adult neurosurgical units at the forefront of neurosurgical innovation.
In 2019, we expanded the scope to include Anaesthesia in Neurosurgery (AiN), a course aimed at anaesthetic, intensive care and neurosurgery trainees and consultants as well as nurses and allied health professionals. The course aims to cover all aspects of anaesthesia in neurosurgical practice and provide a forum for discussion, whether this is in preparation for an exam or to supplement clinical practice. The faculty consists of anaesthetists, intensivists and neurosurgeons with significant experience across all age groups and in all neurosurgical subspecialties practicing at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
In 2021, we identified the need for a Radiology in Neurosurgery (RiN) course and aimed it at radiology, neuroradiology and neurosurgery trainees and consultants as well as radiographers and allied health professionals with an interest. The purpose of the course is to familiarise delegates with the topic. Our faculty are experienced neuroradiologists who are leaders in their field and practicing under the banner of King’s Health Partners.
EiN the present
EiN has now evolved into an institution with training and education at the heart. We adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing our courses on-line which has allowed us to reach a larger audience.
EiN the future
EiN will retain an on-line format to many of the courses with a plan for some to be provided as hybrid courses with hands-on sessions. The aim is to reach an even wider audience, reduce fees and thus make our courses even more accessible.
We are currently in the process of finalising our Oncology in Neurosurgery (OiN) course which will aim to cover the full spectrum of oncology encountered in neurosurgical practice.
EiN will support research and development within neurosurgical practice. We will also form a charity to enable this as well as the provision of training and education.