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Teaching Conferences

Residents participate in daily neurosurgery attending rounds where the care of inpatient neurosurgical patients is discussed. In addition, residents participate in several weekly and monthly conferences that serve as a broad educational foundation upon which residents can build their neurosurgical knowledge base. 


  • Grand Rounds provide detailed discussions relevant to patients on the service or topical reviews of interest. Visiting professors and outside lecturers enrich this conference on a regular basis.
  • A Case Management Conference is held for residents and staff to discuss the management of patients and options for their care.
  • Teaching Rounds provides opportunities for an informal case discussion between residents and a faculty member.
  • Other weekly conferences within the department include the Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board Conference, Stereotactic Case Planning Conference, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Conference, Epilepsy Conference and Chairman's Conference.


  • A combined Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuropathology and Neuroradiology Conference
  • Skull-Base Surgery Conference
  • Journal Club

Residents also are welcome at a variety of conferences in Neuroscience, Neurology and related areas in other departments.