The faculty of the Department of Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital serves as the core faculty for this course, with a handful of invited guests we have asked to bring their particular expertise to complement what we do as a faculty.

The course includes lectures, clinical conferences, and case presentations. Morning Core Curriculum classes will be held in common for all attendees. Afternoon presentations will be simultaneous coursetracks in Clinical Practice and Neuroscience from which attendees may choose on a class-by-class basis. Three afternoons will include a nursing-specific track. Topics to be covered include perinatal disorders, infectious diseases afflicting the nervous system, diseases involving the neuromuscular system, convulsive disorders, metabolic diseases, learning disorders, and autism spectrum.

Event schedule

Continental breakfast and 2 catered breaks each day, served networking lunches on Monday and Tuesday, boxed lunches Wednesday through Friday.  Electronic syllabus will be provided (no printed syllabus).

*All schedule items are subject to change. 

Who should attend?

This course is designed for child neurologists, pediatricians, nurses, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate the current state of neuroscience as it relates to child neurology practice with the changing practice needs and demands of providers
  • Update providers on critical developments in clinical practices and treatments
  • Expand diagnostic, therapeutic or nursing considerations by implementing clinical tools and laboratory studies in both common and more rare pediatric neurologic disorders
  • Describe state of the art neuroscientific developments in the care and evaluation of patients and discuss evidenced-based findings in the treatment of common neurologic disorders