Child Neurology Didactics and Conference Schedule

Our didactics curriculum consists of core concepts which are presented both longitudinally and in block periods. Longitudinal themes include neuroanatomy, clinical case-based learning, EMG, research, and board review. Clinical blocks address focused neurological topics (e.g. stroke, white matter disease, neonatal neurology, headache, etc.) and are presented through lectures, clinical simulation vignettes, and hands-on experiences during the academic year. 

In addition, we have multiple weekly standing topic-driven and multidisciplinary conferences, including Clinical Case Conference, EEG and Epilepsy Surgical Case Conference, Movement Disorder Conference, Neuroimmunology Conference, and Neuroradiology Conference (“Tea Rounds.”).

Our Residents spend the first 3 weeks of PGY-3 year in a “Neurology Boot Camp” series in collaboration with the adult neurology program.  Here, they have the opportunity to learn about and develop skills needed for managing general and acute neurologic concerns and interpreting neurologic studies including EEG, neuroimaging, and EMGs.  They also have a week long Child Neurology-focused “Boot Camp” during the first week of the PGY-4 year to provide additional learning related to acute concerns specific to the child neurology population as well as pediatric EEG and neuroimaging.

 Monday  
Noon-1 p.m. Adult Neurology Core Didactics
Noon-1 p.m. Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board (weekly)
1-2 p.m. Neuroimmunology Conference (monthly)
3-4 p.m. Pediatric Epilepsy Cases and Surgical Epilepsy Conference

Tuesday  
8-9 a.m. Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Core Lectures (Quarterly)
8-9 a.m. Epilepsy Surgery Conference
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Neurogenetics Conference (monthly)
12:30-1:30 p.m. Child Neurology Clinical Case Conference
2:30-3:30 p.m. Neonatal Neurology Radiology Rounds
3:30-5 p.m. Adult Neurology Stroke Conference
4-5 p.m. Adult Neuromuscular Conference
Wednesday  
8-9 a.m.  Child Neurology Core Didactics
12:30-1:30 p.m. Child Neurology Core Didactics
4-5 p.m. Neurology Grand Rounds

Thursday  
8-9 a.m. Pediatric Grand Rounds
Time varies Unified Fellows Course (Didactics for all pediatric fellows addressing a range of topics from research considerations to physician wellness and burnout)

Friday  
Noon-1 p.m. Neuropathology Conference
Noon-1 p.m. Adult Neurology Core Didactics
Noon-1 p.m. Pediatric Movement Disorder Conference (monthly)
4-5 p.m. Pediatric Neuroradiology Rounds