Teaching Conference and Rounds

The Department of Neurology schedules a wide range of educational conferences. Below are a few:

Morning Report
Selected admissions to the inpatient Neurology service and Neurology consultations are Monday through Friday with Drs. Kanner, Vishnubhakat, Katz and the neurology attendings on service. Particular patient management dilemmas are emphasized. All neurology residents on the inpatient services attend morning report.

Attending Rounds and Professor’s Rounds
The Stroke and General Neurology Attendings conduct Attending Rounds every morning. Cases are presented, examined, and discussed in detail with the attending neurologist. Dr. Kanner conducts Professor's Rounds every other Friday. The most interesting inpatient is discussed at these rounds.

All neurology residents on the inpatient services attend Attending Rounds and Professor's Rounds. These rounds are patient-centered and teaching-centered. Rounds occur at the bedside, and examination skills and diagnostic reasoning are stressed.

Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds are held on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. During this time invited speakers present a pre-determined topic of interest.

Clinical Neurology Conferences
This conference is held once a week, these sessions cover Cerebrovascular Disorders, Movement Disorders, Critical Care Neurology, Neuro-ophthalmology, Neuro-Oncology, Epilepsy, Neuromuscular, Pediatric Neurology, and are taught by subspecialists in each field.

Epilepsy Conference
Patients with unusual or difficult-to-manage seizure disorders are discussed. Both pharmacologic and surgical therapies are emphasized. Interpretation of EEGs is stressed at this conference.

Neuroradiology Conference
Faculty and residents from the departments of Neuroradiology and Neurology meet weekly to review interesting imaging studies for patients on the clinical services.

Journal Club
Journal Club alternates with Professor’s Rounds and all residents attend. Neurology faculty reviews and discusses journal articles with the residents. This session enhances the practical understanding of evidence-based neurology.

Basic Science
This conference series has been designed to supplement residency education in areas of neuroscience. Specific topics that are covered include anatomy, physiology (cellular and systems), pharmacology, genetics, neuropathology, and neurochemistry.