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Mandatory Educational Conferences

  1. Clinical Neurology Conference occurs at various times through the week. This is the heart of the clinical and scientific didactic curriculum for the residency, covering topics relevant to the main neurological subspecialties on a monthly rotation and including smaller lecture series on other relevant topics of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and clinical neurological practice.
     
    • topics typicaly covered monthly include:
      1. Stroke Lecture Series (1st Monday at 12:00 pm)
      2. Epilepsy Lecture Series (2nd Tuesday at 12:00 pm)
      3. Neuro-Ophthalmology Lecture Series (3rd Tuesday at 12:00 pm)
      4. Neuromuscular Lecture Series (3rd Thursday at 8:00 am)
      5. Movement Disorders Lecture Series (4th Thursday at 8:00 am)
    • Other topics covered during these conference times include Headache, Neuroimmunology, Sleep, Cognitive Disorders, Neuropsychology, Neuro-Otology, Complications of Systemic Diseases.
  2. Pediatric Neurology Conference occurs every Wednesday at 12:00 pm. These conferences are part of the educational curriculum for the pediatric neurology fellowship but include topics of more general interest to adult neurologists and/or general pediatricians. A selection of these lectures will be mandatory for adult neurology residents and will comprise the pediatric neurology curriculum for the adult residency; this will be indicated in the MedHub lecture schedule and in the weekly lecture reminder emails.
     
  3. Book Club occurs on one Wednesday per month (variable weeks) and is led by senior faculty member Dr. Brad Beinlich. This conference is based on readings chosen by Dr. Beinlich from clinical neurology textbooks and from review articles (often the Continuum series). Dr. Beinlich prepares and poses a series of questions for the residents based on the reading for general discussion, supplementing resident clinical experiences.
     
  4. Professor Rounds occur twice a month on Fridays at noon. As described elsewhere in this manual, Clinical Teaching Rounds will consist of a combination of bedside and lecture-based review of clinical examination techniques and common neurological findings, as well as review of examination-based neurological localization and formulation. Exact times and locations (bedside versus classroom) will be provided in MedHub and in the weekly lecture reminder emails.
     
  5. Interdisciplinary Conference occurs primarily on Tuesdays at noon, though may be scheduled at other times. This conference is intended to address non-clinical aspects of patient care and the practice of medicine. This includes ethical and legal principles of interest to neurologists and others caring for patients with neurological conditions and practice issues affecting neurologists. This conference will also address the roles and responsibilities of non-neurological colleagues including allied health, social work, and palliative care.
     
  6. Neuropathology Didactics occur on odd-numbered Wednesdays in the Morgue lecture area at 8:30 am. These are led by Dr. Shahriar Salamat, Professor of Pathology. This longitudinal conference reviews the pathological basis of neurological disease.
     
  7. Neuroradiology Conference is a multidisciplinary conference that occurs on the 4th Wednesday of the month in the Radiology John Juhl Conference Room. A neurology resident and a neuroradiology fellow are assigned to present cases 
     
  8. Grand Rounds is the weekly department-wide educational conference. Topics range widely, from basic science to translational research and clinical trials to topics of direct clinical interest. Some are devoted to case reports and clinicopathological conferences. Each resident must complete one departmental Grand Rounds presentation by the end of the PGY-4 year.
     
  9. Journal Club occurs roughly every 1-2 months in the evening at a faculty member's house. This is an informal gathering of residents and faculty in which one resident and a faculty member select a selection of one or more papers around an important or controversial clinical theme. The resident presents the topic and the findings, with assistance from faculty in guiding the discussion.
     
  10. Evidence-Based Medicine occurs every other month on the 4th Tuesday at noon. This conference may consist of faculty discussing aspects of scientific studies and/or in-depth review of the methodology, findings, and interpretation of a scientific paper. Residents may be assigned to select an article and present relevant findings.

Latest revision: 07-01-2018