FRANK H. WILLARD: The Nervous System – COURSE

Lecturer: Dr Frank H. Willard


Twenty-two live-streaming lectures provide in-depth knowledge of the functional anatomy of the nervous system, with designated time in the dissection laboratory.

It is also possible to enrol in a single unit as it covers the single topic completely.



Lecturer: Frank Willard, PhD



The course addresses osteopaths, physicians, physiotherapists, chiropractors, already trained or in training, and all professionals interested in studying human anatomy and physiology.



All lessons will be in English with consecutive translation into Italian.



Advanced Osteopathy Institute is pleased to present the new 2022 functional anatomy course taught in live-streaming by professor Frank Willard in collaboration with the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, one of America’s most prestigious osteopathy universities.

This new learning experience originates from the long-term collaboration that our institute has with professor Willard and aims to launch an ambitious and innovative teaching model.

The course aims to deliver a thorough understanding of the functional anatomy of the nervous system. The distinctiveness of this course is rooted in professor Willard’s expertise and the opportunity to cover four different fields during this unique training programme: anatomy, physiology, pathology and neuroscience. The course includes 11 live-streaming units divided into 22 lectures scheduled throughout 2022 and 2023. Each unit provides five training hours for a total amount of 55 training hours.

The training will also include in-depth meetings in the dissection lab where the lecturer will show directly on a cadaver some notions covered during the theoretical part.

The participants can attend each unit individually as it covers the single topic completely.

All lectures will be fully recorded, including the dissection lab meetings, and the participants will be able to review the recordings.





FREE LECTURE – March 12, 2022

Introductory Tour of the Nervous System


Meeting 1 – April 27 & 30

Peripheral Nerves and Peripheral Neuropathies


Meeting 2 – May 18 & 21

Spinal Cord Anatomy and Diseases of the Spinal Cord


Meeting 3 – June 22 & 25

Introduction to Cranial Nerves

Medullary Brainstem and Cranial Nerves V, IX, X, XI & XII


Meeting 4 – September 14 & 17

Pontine Brainstem and Cranial Nerves V, VI, VII, & VIII


Meeting 5 – October 19 & 22 | BUY SINGLE UNIT

Mesencephalic Brainstem and Cranial nerves III, IV


Meeting 6 – November 16 & 19

Cerebellum and the Brainstem and Spinal Cord Motor System


Meeting 7 – December 7 & 10

Sensory Thalamus and Cerebral Cortex


Meeting 8

Integrating Thalamus and Cerebral Cortex


Meeting 9

Motor Thalamus and Cerebral Cortex


Meeting 10

The Basal Ganglia and Thalamocortical Function


Meeting 11

The Emotional Brain and the Neuroendocrine System



Wednesday: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm (GMT+1)

Saturday: 3 pm – 6 pm (GMT+1)



Frank Willard is a professor of Anatomy at the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is still a member of the Scientific Research Honor Society Sigma XI, the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience, the International Brain Research Organization, and the American College of Neuropsychiatrists. He is also the author of the books “Medical Neuroanatomy: a pro-blem-oriented manual with annotated atlas” and “Nociception and the neuroendocrine-immune connection.” Moreover, he is an honorary member of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO).



€ 950





To participate in the course, you have to download the Zoom platform and create an account with the same log-in information you used to purchase the course. Watch the video tutorial to learn how to create a Zoom account.

Once you complete the payment, you will receive an email with the link to the webinar (check in the Spam folder). After the first lecture you will receive a new link to access the second webinar.


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