Philippe Bancel, M.D., Paris, France (Chairman)
Assistant Cochin Hospital
Assistant Necker Hospital
Member of the French Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Society
Member of the French Scoliosis Research Society
Member and Cofounder of the French Surgical Spine Society
Member of the Educational Spine Committe
Member of the Cervical Spine Research Society
Member of the Board of the Cervical Spine Research Society-European Section
Andre Jackowski,M.D., Birmingham, Great Britain
Andre Jackowski, BSc., M.B B.S, M.D., F.R.C.S. is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon in Birmingham, England. Clinical Director of Spinal Services at the prestigious Birmingham Spinal Centre of The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham he is also lead spinal surgeon at the private Birmingham Spinal Clinic. He has been a Consultant Neurosurgeon since 1991. A recognised expert in spinal surgery he was cited in 2011 in ‘The Times‘ Magazine’s prestigious Britain’s Top 50 Surgeons guide.
Born in Cheshire, England he graduated in medicine from University College Hospital, London in 1980. He completed his neurosurgical training at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queens Square London and Charing Cross Hospital London. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1985 and completed a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) at University of London, in 1990. During his training at U.C.L he received The Faculty of Medical Sciences Silver Medal awarded annually for the highest marks achieved across all the medical and medical science degrees. He was awarded a Medical Research Council Training Fellowship for his thesis research.
He has a long list of scientific publications and invited guest lectures behind him and is a Past President of the British Cervical Spine Society. Actively involved in spinal teaching, he has supervised numerous higher degrees and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Birmingham. Positions of responsibility have included Royal College Regional Specialty Representative, Royal College Training Program Director, and Chairman of Regional Training Program Committee. He is on the editorial advisory boards of the British Journal of Neurosurgery and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Bengt I Lind, M.D. PhD., Gothenburg (Göteborg), Sweden
He studied medicine in Göteborg, Sweden and had his medical degree in 1974, became specialist in orthopedic surgery in 1980 and took his PhD in 1988 on “Unstable Cervical Spine Injuries” at Sahlgrenska University hospital, Göteborg. He started his spine training in beginning of 1980’s and became consultant surgeon at the same hospital in 1988 and later associate professor. He spent a research year at the UCSD, San Diego in the beginning of 90’s and was the head of the department of Orthopedics at the Sahlgrenska Hospital for 6 years and chief of spine. He left the hospital in 2007 to start the “Spine Center Göteborg” together with two spine colleagues.
During the years he has had numerous publications in peer review papers and he has also been active in teaching and was responsible for the resident programme at the department of Orthopedic, Sahlgrenska, for several years. He has supervised several doctorial theses and his main focus in research has been spine and especially degenerative and traumatic conditions of the cervical spine. He is a member of and has been president of the Swedish Spine Society and was an officer on the Swedish spine register board (SweSpine) for two years.
Regularly he has attended and presented papers at the CSRS meeting both in the US and in Europe since 1983 and has been a member of and officer of the e-CSRS board since several years.
Björn Zoega, Reykjavik, Iceland