NAM Education Committee

Annual Report to NAM (2017)


Prof Dr Zamzuri Idris; NAM Committee Member Elect

Ketua Jabatan Neurosains , Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan,  Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan

9 Committee Members:

  1. Assoc Prof Dr Vairavan Narayanan; Department of Neurosurgery Hospital Universiti Malaya,
  2. Assoc Prof Datuk Dr Saufi Awang; Kulliyah Of Medicine, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia, Kuantan. Pahang
  3. Dr Sharon Casilda Theophilus; Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bharu. Johor
  4. Dr Liew Boon Seng; Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Sungai Buloh, Selangor
  5. Dr Mohammed Azman Mohammad Raffiq; Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur
  6. Dr Kamalanathan Palani, Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
  7. Dr Mohd Raffiz Mohd Ali, Department of Neurosurgery,Hospital Sultanah Aminah Johor Bharu, Johor
  8. Dr Azmi Alias, Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur  
  9. Dr Nujaimin Udin, Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Nur Zahirah, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu

Activity: Give regular lectures, short courses and case discussions (Masterclass in Neurosurgery)

Place:      Hospital Kuala Lumpur (other alternative places – UKM and UM Neurosurgey division)

Teacher/Trainer/Presenter: Mixed – Senior and junior Neurosurgeons

Regularity: every 6 months (in March and September)

Duration: one whole day

Audience: Trainees, young Neurosurgeons and anybody interested in it (free admission)

Method: Lectures, case discussions and interactive sessions

Payment: Nil (free)


  1. To teach trainees and young Neurosurgeons in Malaysia on regular basis
  2. To give opportunity for young Neurosurgeons to deliver teaching notes, hence encourage them for continuous medical education (CME) in Neurosurgery.
  3. As a regular local platform for all: trainees, trainers, senior and junior Neurosurgeons to mix and share their experience

Topics covered (5 cycles/one batch of trainees):

  1. Neuro-oncology and Surgical Neuroanatomy (1st cycle)
  2. Spine I and Vascular Neurosurgery
  3. Spine II; Paediatric Neurosurgery and Neurotrauma
  4. Functional Neurosurgery; Epilepsy; Radiosurgery and tips on writing thesis/manuscript/case report
  5. Miscellaneous: Neuroinfections, Haemorrhage & Infarct, Peripheral nerves and Brachial Plexus, Hemostasis and Neuroinstruments and Consent & Ethics (last/5th cycle)


  1. Excellent platform
  2. They’ve learnt a lot
  3. Cover the fundamentals
  4. Interactive and can ask Questions

Future plan: To run a proper surgical neuroanatomy course (cadaveric; 3D & with Walter E.Dandy Neurosurgical Society)


Zamzuri Idris

Date: 31st July 2017