Child Neurology Residency Lectures and Conferences

Child Neurology Lecture Series

All neurology residents attend lunch conferences three times per week that are led by different attendings in neurology, neurosurgery, developmental medicine, radiology, pathology, etc and cover a variety of neurologic topics. Additionally, nonmedical topics to include professionalism and wellness are covered. Key topics of the curriculum are cycled through an 18 month rotation such that all topics are covered twice over a resident's three years of training. Lunch is provided at all conferences.

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Child Neurology Journal Club

Child neurology attendings of different subspecialties and two residents at a time will lead journal club discussing AAN practice parameters as well as journal articles concerning updates on a topic of interest. Lunch is provided for all conferences.

Adult Neurology Lecture Series

Child neurology residents attend these daily lunch lectures when there are no scheduled child neurology lectures. These also cycle through an 18 month neurology curriculum such that all topics are covered twice over a resident's three years of training. Lunch is provided. Please visit the adult neurology residency website for more information on this lecture series.

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Pediatric and Adult Epilepsy Surgery Conference

Child neurology residents are invited and encouraged to attend a weekly conference during which a multidisciplinary team of attendings and residents to include epilepsy, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, as well as epilepsy coordinators discuss patients with intractable epilepsy and make recommendations regarding potential surgical management.

Pediatric Neurovascular Conference

Child neurology residents are invited and encouraged to attend a bi-monthly conference during which a multidisciplinary group of attendings and residents: pediatric stroke, neurointerventional radiology, pediatric neurocritical care, pediatric neuroradiology and pediatric neurosurgery discuss pediatric neurovascular patients with issues such arteriovenous malformations, aneurysms or strokes and make recommendations regarding management.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

When child neurology residents are on pediatric rotations, they attend weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds during which a variety of basic science and clinical topics within the field and subspecialties of General Pediatrics. Breakfast is provided.

Neurology Grand Rounds

All child and adult neurology residents attend a weekly Neurology Grand Rounds during which a variety of basic science, clinical topics, and challenging clinical cases within the field of Neurology are discussed by Vanderbilt neurology faculty, neurology faculty from other prestigious institutions, and senior neurology residents and fellows.

Neuroradiology Lectures

Child neurology residents are encouraged to attend a weekly neuroradiology lecture where attendings and residents bring current inpatient cases to discuss with one of the adult neuroradiology attendings. This one is a favorite! Child neurology residents will also have lectures with pediatric neuroradiology attendings to go over current cases or common pediatric neuroradiology findings.

Pediatric Chief's Case

Three times per month, the general pediatrics chief residents presents a particularly challenging or interesting case and goes through the work up. The case is then discussed by an expert panel of attendings and/or fellows.