Macquarie Neurosurgery & Spine aims to teach neurosurgical techniques to national and international peers and to spread neurosurgical and scientific knowledge amongst undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students.
Weekly meetings are held to teach neurosurgery, neuroradiology, and neuropathology and to brainstorm and update via journal clubs, research presentations, evidence-based medicine, and surgery, and visiting professor programmes.
All these activities are used to enhance Macquarie Neurosurgery & Spine’s professional development programmes. They are also joined by visitors from different disciplines, including students from the medical degree programme, neuropsychology, physiotherapy, nursing, and other medical and non-medical fields.
Macquarie Neurosurgery & Spine has organised the first Australian workshops to teach neuroanatomy, white matter dissection techniques, vascular bypasses, fluorescence-guided brain tumour resection, and spine surgery to surgical registrars and consultants from Australia and overseas.
This mission will continue in the future.