Education/Conferences

lecture hallPediatric Fellows Core Curriculum is a weekly conference series offered to all pediatric subspecialty residents and fellows. Topics include scholarly activity, fellowship survival skills, teaching skills, reflective practice and leadership, responsible conduct in research and critical literature review to mention a few.

The Child Neurology Clinical Conference is a CME-accredited conference, attended by all child neurology faculty, all residents and students rotating on child neurology, the child neurology clinical support staff, and interested physicians from throughout the university and community. Each week, the most interesting and instructive inpatient and outpatient cases in child neurology are discussed. One week each month, the residents rotating in the child neurology clinic (including the child neurology residents) provide didactic presentations regarding topics in child neurology. Also once per month, a pediatric neuroradiologist presents interesting and instructive cases. Attendance at the Child Neurology Clinical Conference is required of all child neurology residents during the PGY-4 and PGY-5 years.

Neuro-ophthalmology Conference is a conference held daily (M-F) during which the most interesting neuro-ophthalmologic cases of the previous day are discussed. Child neurology residents are required to attend only while rotating on the neuro-ophthalmology service.

Stroke rounds is a conference held daily (M-F) in which instructive clinical cases in neurology (not just stroke) are discussed. Child neurology residents are required to attend while rotating as the junior resident (PGY-3) or senior resident (PGY-4) on the stroke service (6-JCP).

Epilepsy Conference is a weekly conference organized by the Epilepsy Division in the Department of Neurology. Discussions of patient management, including presurgical evaluations, alternate weekly with didactic presentations. Child neurology residents are required to attend during the PGY-4 and PGY-5 years.

Movement Disorders Conference is a bi-monthly didactic session organized by the faculty and fellows of the Movement Disorders Division. Videotapes of pediatric and adult patients with movement disorders are viewed. The etiology, pathogenesis, phenomenology, differential diagnosis, laboratory evaluation, treatment and prognosis of the movement disorders are discussed.

Neuropathology/Oncology Conference is a weekly tumor board. Child neurology residents are not required to attend.

Neurology Grand Rounds is a weekly didactic session designed to provide neurology residents and faculty with a comprehensive background in clinical neurology and basic neurology research and to provide a forum for discussion of current research advances in the neurosciences. Child neurology residents are required to attend.

Neurology Vignettes is a teaching conference devoted exclusively to the education of neurology and child neurology residents. Faculty prepare short written vignettes regarding the history and physical examination findings of a patient. Residents discuss the approach to the patient, including differential diagnosis, laboratory workup, management, and prognosis. Child neurology residents are required to attend.

Pediatric Grand Rounds is a weekly didactic session designed to provide residents and faculty with a comprehensive background in clinical pediatrics and an update on pediatric research. An issue in pediatric neurology is the topic 3-4 times per year. Child neurology residents are not required to attend.

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