Professor Durward completed his undergraduate medical degrees in New Zealand. He undertook postgraduate studies in neurosurgery in Canada, and has resided in the US for the past 27 years. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Neurological Sciences and the American Board of Spine Surgery. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada), and the American College of Surgery. He has published a large number of papers on neurosurgery and spinal surgery, and is currently Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Sanford School of Medicine of South Dakota. Dr Durward also has a large neurosurgery and spinal surgery group practice, operating out of two hospitals in South Dakota and Iowa.
The renowned neurosurgeons of Cambodia from Sen Sok IU Hospital and other private hospital attended the workshop. The surgeons appreciated the efforts of Prof. Durward by visiting to Cambodia.