richard_assaker

Professor in Neurosurgery, University Lille 2

Professor at University Lille 2 CHRU Lille, Hôpital Salengro Pôle de Neurochirurgie Rue du Pr Emile Laine 59037 LILLE Cedex

Tel : +33 (0)3 20 44 65 54 FAX: +33 (0)3 20 44 6623

Email : richard.assaker@chru-lille.fr

Born 24/03/1958, Belgian

Education

July 1983: Medical Doctor Graduation, Liège Medical University, Belgian

1991: Neurosurgical Qualificatio. French Curriculum Lille University, CHRU Lille

April 2001: PhD Thesis, University Lille 2, Option Biotechnology

Nov 2011: Qualification for Research Direction (HDR)

2002: Professor of Neurosurgery

National & International Activities

President of the French-speaking Neurosurgical Spine Society (SFNCR)

Former president of the French Spine Surgery Society (SFCR) (06/2011-06/2012)

Member of the Board of the French Surgical Spine Society

Former Member of the Board of the Spine Committee at EANS (European Association of Neurosurgical Societies)

Member of the Board of the French Neurosurgical Society

President of the Spine Section

Member of the Spine Societies of Europe (EuroSpine)

Board Member of the Educational Committee of EuroSpine (Chairman of the review committee)

Member of the French-speaking Neurosurgical Society

Member of the IGASS (International Group of Advancement in Spinal Science)

National & International Activities

Medical School Teaching

Teaching the Neurology and Neurosurgery certificate at the Medical School of Lille 1

Teaching the Neurology and Neurosurgery certificate at the Medical School of Faculté Libre de Médecine de Lille, University Lille 2

Teaching in the “University Diploma” of NeuroOncology

Teaching in the “University Diploma” of GeneralOncology

Teaching in the “University Diploma” of Pain Managment

Teaching Neurosurgery in different nursing and OR schools

National Neurosurgical teaching for Neurosurgery Fellowship

Post-University Medical Education Teacher

European Instructor for Spine Surgery

Faculty Member and Instructor of the World Spine Society

Organizer of Spinal Course Workshop for European Spine Surgeons (4 courses/year)

Research Activities

Designer and Conceptor of Surgical Spinal Instrumentation (World Wide Used)

The APOFIXTM (Medtronic SOfamor Danek). Laminar Hook Instrumentation

The CENTAURTM (Mectronic Sofamor Danek). Anterior Thoracolumbar Plating

The ZEPHIRTM (MEdtronic Sofamor Danek). Anterior Cervical Plating System.More than 25000 surgery have been performed using this instrumentation.

The TeCorp TM 2002 (Scientix). A vertebral body replacement implant.More than 14 patents belong to these instrumentation.

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