Clinical Training Program - Didactics
This section describes the lecture series and clinical conferences provided to the child neurology resident. Many of these lectures are also attended by the adult neurology residents and represent the core educational lecture series for the trainees.
Sample Didactic Schedule During Adult Neurology Year
|Noon||Adult Neurology Grand Rounds||Core Lecture Series||Pediatric Neurology Grand Rounds||Core Lecture Series||Core Lecture Series|
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.
Core Lecture Series
This lecture series occurs weekdays at noon. It is attended by all child neurology and adult neurology residents, with the lecture topic being presented by a member of the departmental faculty. The lectures focus on specific areas of clinical neurology and neuroscience. An introductory lecture series on the diagnosis and management of neurological emergencies is delivered during July and August. In early spring, a brief series of more concentrated review lectures are given just prior to the Resident In-Service Training Examination.
At routinely scheduled intervals, alternative conferences are held in place of the core lecture series including a movement-disorder journal club, stroke journal club, morbidity and mortality conference, professor rounds, and more in-depth reviews of particular neurology and neuroscience topics.
Sample Didactic Schedule During Child Neurology Years
|7 a.m.||-||Epilepsy Conference||Neuro-Onc Tumor Board||Neuroradiology||-|
|8 a.m.||-||-||Section Rounds||-||Pediatric Grand Rounds|
|Noon||Adult Neurology Grand Rounds||Core Lecture Series||Pediatric Neurology Grand Rounds||Core Lecture Series||Child Neurology Lecture|
Pediatric Neurology Section Rounds
On Wednesday mornings, this conference is attended by all section faculty, child neurology residents, and rotating residents and medical students. The conference is designed chiefly for case presentations from the inpatient 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. A journal club and basic science lecture are held at regular intervals in place of this conference.
Pediatric Neurology Grand Rounds
Every Wednesday at noon, faculty, residents, and medical students attend this conference in the Texas Children's Hospital auditorium. The conference features a variety of topics in child neurology and reflects the diverse expertise of the section and affiliated subspecialties. Specific lectures have included reviews of the diagnosis and management of epilepsy, cerebral palsy, white matter diseases, childhood stroke, neuropathology, neuromuscular case discussions, and child neurology resident presentations.
Pediatric Neurology Research Chalk Talks
Once a month on Wednesday mornings, we gather with one of our world-renowned researchers from the Neurologic Research Institute to discuss current topics in child neurology research. These are informal, interactive sessions where we learn about each researcher’s current projects and discoveries, brainstorm ideas, and learn more about how to be successful clinician-scientists.
Pediatric Neuro-oncology Tumor Board
Every Wednesday morning, prior to the section rounds, 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.
Pediatric Neuroradiology Rounds
Every Thursday morning, the section of child neurology meets in the radiology conference room to review interesting cases from the previous weeks. The conference allows for further collaboration between the neuroradiologists and the child neurology section in the evaluation and care of patients.
Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Rounds
The Center for Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis has monthly meetings to review patients with multiple sclerosis and related demyelinating diseases to include acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, transverse myelitis, optic neuritis, and clinically isolated syndromes. The meetings are attended by the center's allies subspecialties to include neurology, neuroradiology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuropsychiatry, psychology, and genetics.
Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Rounds
This weekly multidisciplinary meeting brings together the specialties of epileptologists, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, and neuropsychology for comprehensive review and discussion of complex epilepsy patients.
Pediatric Movement Disorders Conference
This weekly multidisciplinary meeting brings together the specialties of Child Neurology, Pediatric Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for comprehensive review and discussion of patients with a variety of movement disorders to include various forms of cerebral palsy.