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Teaching Conferences

The Department of Neurology schedules a wide range of educational conferences. In addition to these departmental conferences, a large number of conferences concerning the neurosciences take place within the University of Rochester Medical Center. These include conferences in the Departments of Medicine, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Pharmacology, Genetics, and others. The Child Neurology residency program works closely with the adult Neurology program to run an outstanding line-up of teaching conferences. This collaboration enhances the learning of both groups of residents by increasing exposure to a more diverse set of neurologic topics and perspectives.

Main Teaching Conferences

  • Neurogenetics Conference – twice monthly conference where child neurology, neurogenetics, and medical genetics come together to discuss interesting cases and topics.
  • Combined Adult and Child General Neurology Teaching Conferences
  • Child Neurology Lecture Series - core lecture series in child neurology, which features a two year non-repeating catalogue that covers all relevant topics in child neurology for clinical practice and for board certification.
  • Child Neurology Division Conference - faculty, residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical students gather to present on various topics of their choosing throughout the year. Included in this series are patient presentations and journal article discussions. This is a favorite conference among the faculty, and is a great opportunity to learn from one another.
  • Thursday Morning Patient of the Week Conference - series designed specifically for the child neurology residents to present interesting cases from the inpatient or outpatient services. It is led by Dr. Jonathan Mink, division chair, and is an invaluable conference for reinforcing core clinical topics as well as improving clinical skills.