Department of Pediatrics

Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Didactic Curriculum

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Our residents have the opportunity to participate in numerous lecture series and clinical conferences throughout their training. These offer an opportunity to learn with and from leading clinicians in the field at Baylor, our affiliates in the Texas Medical Center, and guests from around the world. All conferences may be attended in person or through webinar platforms.

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Sample Didactic Schedule

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  • Monday - noon - Adult Neurology Grand Rounds
  • Tuesday - 7 a.m. - Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Rounds
  • Tuesday - noon - Core Lecture Series
  • Tuesday - 5-6 p.m. Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Post-clinic Conference (Two weeks/month)
  • Wednesday - 7 a.m. - Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board
  • Wednesday - 8 a.m. – Child Neurology Section Rounds
  • Wednesday - 9 a.m. - Development and Behavior lecture series and case conference
  • Wednesday - noon - Child Neurology Grand Rounds
  • Thursday - 7 a.m. - Neuroradiology
  • Thursday - noon - Core Lecture Series
  • Friday - 8:30 a.m. - Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • Friday - noon - Neuroradiology Rounds
  • Friday - 1 p.m. – Neurocritical Care Lecture Series
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Adult Neurology Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds is every Monday at noon. It is attended by the entire Department of Neurology including adult and child neurology faculty and residents. Grand Rounds lectures are given by department faculty as well as invited guest lecturers from other institutions. Find out more about Adult Neurology Grand Rounds.

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Child Neurology Section Rounds

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On Wednesday mornings, this conference is attended by all division faculty, residents, and medical students. The conference is designed for case presentations from the inpatient or outpatient neurology services. The conference fosters discussion related to the diagnosis and management of complex neurological conditions. It provides education for the resident on practice parameter guidelines. This conference also provides a forum for presentation and discussion of resident quality improvement projects and journal club.

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Core Lecture Series

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This lecture series is attended by all child neurology and neurodevelopmental disability residents, with the lecture topic being presented by a senior resident or a member of the faculty. The lectures focus on specific areas of clinical neurology and are organized as grouped topics presented in series. Lecture series include epilepsy, neuroanatomy, neurodevelopment, neurogenetics/metabolic, neuro-oncology, movement disorders, neuroimmunology, neuropathology, and psychiatry.  This series also provides a forum for an annual board review. Lectures are recorded and easily accessible online for later viewing by residents.

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Child Neurology Grand Rounds

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Child Neurology Grand Rounds features a variety of topics in child neurology presented by national and international guests as well as Division and affiliated faculty.

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Pediatric Neuro-oncology Tumor Board

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This multidisciplinary meeting reviews complicated neuro-oncology cases. Attendees include members from the sections of child neurology, oncology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neuropathology, ophthalmology, radiation oncology and neuropsychiatry.

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Pediatric Neuroradiology Rounds

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Faculty from Neuroradiology host this multi-disciplinary conference to review imaging of pediatric patients with neurological disorders.  These patients include children currently hospitalized as well as outpatients.  Attendees include students, residents, and faculty from Child Neurology, Hospital Medicine, and Critical Care.

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Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Rounds

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This multidisciplinary meeting brings together the specialties of epileptologists, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neuropsychology for comprehensive review and discussion of complex epilepsy patients.

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Neurocritical Care Lecture Series

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In collaboration with the Division of Critical Care, this lecture series provides students, residents, and fellows with focused discussions on aspects of care in neurological emergencies as well as in the Neurocritical Care Unit.

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Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Post-Clinic Conference

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Following continuity clinic, residents in neurodevelopmental disabilities join faculty for further in-depth discussion of several of the resident’s patients seen in clinic.  This conference provides the unique opportunity for additional perspectives on diagnosis, further characterization of etiology, discussion of underlying pathophysiology, alternative management considerations, and more!  Often, resident leave with a specific question or area to further explore and will provide the group an update at the next conference.