Welcome to the ebrain e-learning programme, a gold standard in interactive online learning for professionals in the neurosciences.
ebrain is a non-profit raising initiative and is brought to you by the Joint Neurosciences Council which is a registered charity. ebrain represents the world's largest, most comprehensive web-based training resource in clinical neuroscience.
- Can be used by both trainees and trainers to support continuous professional development across all neuroscience specialties.
- Certificates are provided that can be used within portfolios and to evidence self-directed CME.
- CPD points can be claimed.
- Incorporates 650+ interactive, multimedia-rich lessons in 24 modules, along with 100+ webinars, virtual case reports, practice examinations, learning paths and a bibliography.
Led by Dr Adrian Wills, Mr Nitin Mukerji, and Dr Amit Batla, the 500+ contributing clinicians form part of a multi-disciplinary team of expert authors and reviewers drawn from all areas of the neurosciences, both in the UK and across Europe.
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ebrain was developed in 2010/11 with enormous contributions from all the UK neuroscience specialties and the European Academy of Neurology. A list of contributors can be found here. The programme was launched in Nov 2011 with 550 elearning sessions. Subsequently, Neuroradiology and Spinal surgery have been added and there are now over 650 elearning sessions covering Neurology, Paediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology, Neurosurgery, Neuropsychiatry, Neuropathology, Neuroanaesthetics, Spinal surgery, Stroke medicine, Neuro-opthalmology, Neuro-otology, Neurorehabilitation, Primary Care Neurology and Spinal cord injury medicine. More recently, the team has been focussed on developing different ways to present the content including virtual patients, bibliographies, question banks and webinars. There has been an annual formative practice test in Neurosurgery since 2014, and the Neurology formative test began in 2017. In 2016, ebrain was recognised by the Royal College of Physicians as an awarder of CPD points. In 2017, we embarked on an updating programme and added formative tests in Neurology as well as Neurosurgery. We can also provide online components of residential courses and have developed the team with new members.
Charitable and not for profit
ebrain is wholly owned by the Joint Neurosciences Council. The Joint Neurosciences Council is a UK registered charity. Charities are legally barred from making a profit and all proceeds have to be reinvested in achieving the aims of the charity. No payments are made to authors, reviewers, module editors or clinical leads and there is no commercial sponsorship of this programme.
Mr Pragnesh Bhatt
Consultant Neurosurgeon at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. He takes a multidisciplinary team approach to degenerative spinal conditions.
Surgical Principles and Techniques
Mr Sanjeeva Jeyaretna
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Lead for the Oxford University Hospitals Skull Base Surgery Programme.
Dr Stuart Currie
Consultant neuroradiologist at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust with interests in adult neurology and neuro-oncological imaging.
Headache and Pain
Dr Andrew Dowson
Clinical Lead for the East Kent Headache Service and has clinics both at the Princess Royal University Hospital and in the Community in Bromley Kent as well as a private headache clinic in Guildford, Surrey.
lschaemic Vascular Disease
Dr Thomas Gattringer
Assistant professor and consultant for neurology and neurointensive care at the University Hospital of the Medical University of Graz, Austria.
Dr Sreeman Andole
Divisional Director and Clinical Lead in Stroke Neurosciences Specialist Medicine at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Haemorrhagic Vascular Disease
Mr Mario Teo
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Bristol Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, North Bristol University Hospital,
Mr Kevin Tsang
Consultant neurosurgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Major Trauma Surgeon at the Major Trauma Centre of St Mary's Hospital and also as a General Neurosurgeon at Charing Cross Hospital.
Transient Loss of Consciousness and Epilepsy
Professor Rob Powell
Consultant Neurologist in Morriston Hospital, Swansea and Honorary Chair at Swansea University Medical School.
Dr Antonio Gil-Nagel
Director of the Epilepsy Program at Hospital Ruber Internacional, in Madrid, an international referral centre for epilepsy, specialized in diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy in adults and children.
Dr Laura Mantoan
Adult epileptologist at King’s College Hospital.
Professor Tom Solomon
Chair of Neurological Science at the University of Liverpool and Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections.
Dr Declan Chard
Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, with a specialist interest in multiple sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system.
Professor Tom Berger
Head of MedUni Vienna’s Department of Neurology and President of the Austrian Society of Neurology (ÖGN) for the next two years. Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN).
Consultant Neurologist running a cognitive disorders clinic at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and general neurology clinic at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, as well as general neurology clinics at Watford General Hospital and St Albans City Hospital.
Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at The University of Edinburgh.
Professor Kailash Bhatia
Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Clinical and Movement Neuroscience Department at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London and an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the affiliated National Hospital for Neurology.
Dr Anna Sadnicka
Trainee Neurologist at St George’s University of London with an interest in neural control of movement and how this is disturbed in movement disorders.
Coma and Sleep
Dr Guy Leschziner
Consultant neurologist within the Department of Neurology and Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, and at London Bridge Hospital, the Cromwell Hospital.
Dr Sofia Eriksson
Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery with a special interest in sleep disorders.
Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology, UCLH where she runs specialist clinics in both MS and Neuro-ophthalmology. At Watford General Hospital she sees general neurology patients in clinic and on the wards.
Dr Diego Kaski
Consultant Neurologist at the University College London Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Diseases of the Autonomic Nervous System
Dr Ellen Merete Hagen
Consultant neurologist in the autonomic unit at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Dr Valeria Iodice
Honorary Associate Professor in Neurology at University College London and Clinical and Academic lead at the autonomic unit at the National hospital for neurology and neurosurgery.
Mr Simon Tizzard
Spine Surgeon of South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Middlesbrough.
Mr Nikolay Peev
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon at the Royal Victoria Hospital regional Neuroscience unit in Belfast trust.
Elective Spinal Disease
Mr Navneet Singh
Consultant neurosurgeon at St George’s NHS Foundation Trust and has clinical interests in neuro-oncology and paediatric neurosurgery as well as general neurosurgery including spine and trauma.
Tumours and Cysts
Professor Sebastian Brandner
Professor of Neuropathology at the Division of Neuropathology, Institute of Neurology, University College London and Honorary Consultant Neuropathologist at University College London Hospitals.
Mr Andy Brodbelt
Consultant neurosurgeon and the lead for neurooncology at the Walton Centre NHS Foundation trust, and an honorary senior clinical lecturer at Liverpool University.
Professor Riccardo Soffietti
Professor of Neurology and Neuro-Oncology at University of Turin, Italy.
Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Pathologies
Mr Greg James
Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London and Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Neuro-rehabilitation and Spinal Injury Rehabilitation
Professor Steven Laureys
Professor of Neurology & Director at Coma Science Group, University of Liège, Belgium.
Dr Fahim Anwar
Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.
Dr Alasdair Rooney
Consultant neuropsychiatrist, NHS Lothian and Principal Investigator, CCBS, University of Edinburgh.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Helmstaedter
Psychologist and professor for clinical neuropsychology at the University of Bonn Medical Center, Germany. Head neuropsychologist in the Department of Epileptology and the Mauritius neurorehabilitation center in Meerbusch, Germany.
Dr Juri-Alexander Witt
Clinical neuropsychologist and researcher in the Department of Epileptology at the University of Bonn Medical Center.
Dr Daniela Pohl
Paediatric neurologist and associate professor of paediatric neurology at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.