Child Neurology Residency Training Program Weekly schedule of neurology seminars and conferences

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Neurology Inpatient Rounds: (Twice Daily)
The General Neurology Inpatient Attending makes teaching rounds on the Neurology inpatient floor with the chief resident, ward resident, pediatric rotators(s) and medical student(s).

Epilepsy Inpatient Rounds: (Twice Daily)
The Epilepsy Attending makes teaching rounds on the Epilepsy inpatient service with the Epilepsy fellow, Epilepsy resident, pediatric rotators(s) and medical student(s).

Critical Care Neurology Rounds: (Twice Daily)
The Critical Care Attending makes teaching rounds on the CHB Medical, Surgical and Cardiac ICUs and the NICUs of CHB, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with the Critical Care Neurology Resident.

Attending Rounds: (Three times per week)
A topic relevant to active case on the ward or Epilepsy service is presented and discussed in detail after morning rounds.

Core Curriculum: (Twice Weekly)
Neurologists from all divisions of the Department of Neurology (Clinical Neurology, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, and Neuroscience) contribute to this twice-weekly course. The curriculum is organized as several streams which spiral throughout the year, allowing basic science topics, for example, to be discussed in close proximity to clinical topics with which they intersect.

The units include Basic Science, Imaging and Diagnostic Techniques, Ethics in a Multi-cultural setting, Neurophysiology/Anatomy/Chemistry, Treatment Protocols/Skills/Pharmacology, and Disease Processes and Treatments. Once per month we have a Morbidity and Mortality conference that combines teaching of core skills for interpreting evidence for the treatment of individual patients with an introduction to key public population health topics.

Neuropathology Conference: (Weekly)
The Neuropathology division presents didactic lectures on clinical neuropathology. Cases are presented and discussed, and specimens are examined. A brain cutting is scheduled approximately once a month. This conference is attended by the Neurologist-in-Chief, the Training Program Director, residents on CH rotations, the ward Attending Physician, and interested Neurology faculty.

Neuroradiology Conference: (Weekly)
All Neurology inpatients and consults seen during the week on the Neurology Inpatient and Consult Services are reviewed with the residents by members of the Division of Neuroradiology. Interesting cases are often brought by members of the Department and discussed.

This conference is an opportunity to review complex cases in a teaching format, and is attended by the Chief of Service, residents on CH rotations, the ward Attending Physician, and interested Neurology faculty. Recently, Neurosurgical and Neurogenetics session were added to this conference.

Neuro-oncology Radiology Conference: (Weekly)
All Oncology inpatients are reviewed with the residents by members of Neuroradiology, Oncology and Neurology. Interesting cases are often brought by members of the Department and discussed. This conference is an opportunity to review complex cases in a teaching format, and is attended by oncology and neurology residents, Neurology and Oncology faculty.

Epilepsy Surgery Conference: (Weekly)
Neurophysiology fellows present all patients being considered for epilepsy surgery to epilepsy attendings, neurosurgeons and residents. Longwood residents are welcome to attend this conference.

Clinical Epilepsy Conference: (Weekly)
This weekly lecture series is given by staff from within and from outside the Division of Epilepsy and it consists of a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of clinical epilepsy, including pathophysiology, diagnostic aspects, clinical manifestations, therapeutic aspects, and co-morbidity. There are also some basic EEG lectures geared towards Neurology residents. The Clinical Epilepsy Conference is attended regularly by the Neurology residents and by the Epilepsy fellows.

Grand Rounds: (Weekly)
Held at Harvard Institutes of Medicine, organized by Partners, BIDMC and Children’s chief residents.

Didactic Core Course: (Weekly)
Neurologists from all Longwood Neurology Training Program facilities contribute to this weekly course. Each week, a neurologist selects a topic in his/her subspecialty and provides a didactic session directed toward adult and first year pediatric neurology residents. A separate pediatric neurology curriculum has been developed for second and third year pediatric neurology residents.

Journal Club: (Monthly)
This journal club is held every month and is open to staff, residents, fellows and invited guests. One recently published paper relevant to the field of child neurology is reviewed in depth each month.

Neuro-oncology Protocol Conference: (Monthly)
Representatives from Oncology, Radiation Medicine, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuropsychology and Pathology meet to discuss protocols for brain tumor management. Interested residents and fellows attend.

Neurophysiology Conference: (Weekly)
Epilepsy attendings give presentations on various aspects of neurophysiology and epilepsy, and discuss techniques of EEG reading. Residents and members of the Epilepsy service attend.

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