Rounds, Lectures, and Conferences

 Dr. Harold Adams, MD, leads the daily stroke rounds

We have case-based learning educational conference (“stroke rounds”) daily from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the stroke unit 6JCE (John Colloton Pavillion East) conference room. The stroke rounds are attended by all the vascular patient faculty, students, and residents. It consists of a formal presentation of a recent case in the stroke unit. The audience is taught to use a history to localize the lesion, diagnose the cause, and speculate on the likely mechanism (where, what and why). Images and ancillary test results are subsequently reviewed. The case is used as a springboard to discuss one or several cerebrovascular topics.

Daily work/teaching stroke rounds are conducted from 9:00 am-noon in the stroke unit 6JCE. The attending stroke member of the week, stroke fellow, senior neurology resident and 2 Junior neurology residents, and medical students assigned to the stroke team. During daily rounds, both the new patients and follow up inpatients are discussed, including review and interpretation of imaging studies. Daily stroke rounds are often interrupted by code stroke activations. These code strokes can originate in outside rural hospitals (by telephone or telestroke robot), emergency room, or other inpatient areas.

Vascular neurology teaching conference is held every other week on Mondays 12:00-1:00 in the neurology clinic Auditorium. These conferences include interdisciplinary morbidity and mortality (M&M) conferences with our colleagues from neurosurgery and interventional neurology.

Neurology grand rounds are held every Tuesday at noon and in the Damasio Auditorium in the 7th floor of the General Hospital.