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Welcome Message
Dear Colleagues & Friends,

ArabSpine Course Diploma (ASCD) in conjunction with ArabSpine and North American Spine Society (NASS) decided to initiate the course focusing on establishing Arab education standards, both for coming spine specialists and as part of continuous medical education that utilizes education, research and advocacy to foster highest quality of treatment and prevention based spine care.  ASCD consists of 4 modules to be offered every 6 months.  ASCD will have Hands on Cadaver Workshop with all Modules.


The ASCD has been established through the involvement and support of Regional and International Spine faculties who are experts in their field of Spine Surgery.


The ASCD aims to position itself as a major driving force in Spine Education within Arab Region to act as a reference point and resource for spine specialists wishing to acquire a basic up to date knowledge on the evaluation and management of spinal disorders. We believe that this initiative will further strengthen the Arab Spine Care in the whole Arab Region.


Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons and Spine related specialties physicians are welcomed to join this program.



ASCD Faculty

Prof. Richard Assaker

ASCD Educational Committee


Prof. Richard Assaker – Chair France

Prof. Mohamed Wafa Egypt

Dr. Mohamed Halawani KSA

Prof. Abdul Karim Msaddi UAE
Prof. Mourad Hamidani Algeria

Prof. Ibrahim Omeis Lebanon

Richard Assaker, MD
Chairman of Educational Committee

ArabSpine Course Diploma

Zoher Ghogawala, MD


North American Spine Society

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Yasser El Banna, MD
President, ArabSpine

Abdul Karim Msaddi, MD

ArabSpine Course Diploma


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