Prof David Walker

eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme Faculty

Prof David Walker is a highly experienced Spine Surgeon and a key member of the eccElearning Spine Surgery Education Programme faculty.

The Spine Surgery Education Programme contains 180 Spine Surgery Lectures, and contains Specialist Certificates and the full Postgraduate Diploma in Spine Surgery.

The eccElearning Spine Surgery Faculty is made up of over 140 expert spine surgeons and educators. They have collectively supported the development of the world’s first comprehensive, online postgraduate education programme in a medical sub-speciality, spine surgery.

Prof David Walker

  • Professor of Paediatric Oncology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Nottingham, UK


Contributions of Prof David Walker

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Lecture: Spinal Tumours in Early Life

DOI 10.28962/01.3.128

In this lecture, epidemiology and principles of the managment of paediatric spinal tumours are introduced by world renowned expert Professor David A. Walker.

The lecture begins with a discussion of the incidence of childhood cancers in general before focusing on spinal tumours. The classification and presentation of tumours of the brain and spinal cord is covered. The lecture moves on to discuss the process of diagnosis which many patients go through and the problems relating to the time from symptom onset to diagnosis. The author then describes work that has been done to improve the symptom interval for patients – called the HEADSMART campaign. Finally, a number of clinical cases are presented and discussed with respect to delays in diagnosis.