Table 1

Useful websites for neurosurgery and neuropathology

Site nameURLSite description
Uniform resource locators (URLs) correct on 30 September 2002. These URLs are downloadable as a Bookmarks/Favorites file from the JNNP web site (
Clinical information
    Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology on the Internet • Excellent neuroanatomy and neuropathology site • Three dimensional anatomical models
    Whole Brain Atlas • Magnetic resonance images of normal and pathological brains
    The Merck Manual • Medical textbook covering neurological disease
    Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man • Database of rare genetic conditions
Patient information
    Brain and Spine Foundation (BSF) • Patient information and list of other charity web sites
    Neurosurgery://On-call • Image bank, patient information, cyber museum
Professional organisations
    Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS) • Web site of the SBNS
    European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) • European examination, course, and conference
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) • Conference, Journal of Neurosurgery
    Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) • Conference, Neurosurgery
    World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) • Worldwide neurosurgery societies and journals
    International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) • Course, conference, and link to Child’s Nervous System
    European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN) • Course and conference details
    British Neuropathological Society • Conference, mailing list, and news
    Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
    Royal College of Surgeons of England
    Royal College Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
    Royal College of Pathologists
    Doctor to Doctor • Neurosurgical mailing list
Academic resources
    British Neurosurgical Trainees Association (BNTA) • Courses, conferences, mailing list, logbooks, and training
    Joint Committee on Higher Surgical Training (JCHST) (and Specialist Advisory Committees) • Training regulations
    Intercollegiate Specialty Boards • Examination dates, locations, and syllabus
    British Neurosurgical Research Group (BNRG) • Conference details
    Cervical Spine Research Society • Conference details
    Corticosteroid randomisation after significant head injury trial • Protocol, recruitment progress
    Surgical trial in intracerebral haemorrhage • Protocol, recruitment progress
Teaching resources
    Web-Based Surgical Simulators and Medical Education• Lumbar puncture and external ventricular drain tutor
    Interactive Atlases: Digital Anatomist• Anatomical diagrams and quizzes