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Conferences & Lectures

The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Child Neurology Residency Program in collaboration with the Adult Neurology Residency Program provides residents with collaborative learning experiences through an exceptional didactic curriculum designed to prepare residents for successful board certification and clinical practice. The following is a sample Lecture & Conference Schedule, as well as examples of the conferences that are held:
Lecture & Conference Schedule









Neuropathology (twice a month)


Chief of Service


Grand Rounds






Pediatric Neurology Case Conference (alternate Fridays)



Pediatric Neurology Board Review Lecture (alternate Fridays)







Departmental Conferences

Chief of Service

During this conference, the resident, under the guidance of the attending neurologist, is responsible for presenting an interesting case that was recently seen on their service. One general neurology case, one stroke neurology case, and one pediatric neurology case is presented each month.  The case is presented and opened up for discussion amongst, students, residents and faculty with a detailed clinical analysis focusing on localization and differential diagnosis.  This is followed by a didactic presentation with a literature review by the resident on diagnosis and management.

Grand Rounds

The Neurology Grand Rounds are presented by our faculty members as well as prominent guest speakers, highlighting their research with a clinical focus. Topics cover a breadth of knowledge across the following disciplines: neuroscience, pediatric neurology, adult neurology and neurosurgery.


This is a multidisciplinary, clinical conference including the Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology and Neuropathology Departments.  Residents are exposed to gross and microscopic neuropathology through two sessions monthly at the University Hospital that concentrate on material from current clinical cases.

Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Conference

Each month the senior resident collects all mortality and morbidity cases on the service and prepares a brief presentation for each patient. The goal of this conference is to openly discuss clinical management decisions in order to improve future management of similar cases.

Summer Lecture Series

Each July and August, Grand Rounds is suspended and basic topics in clinical neurology are reviewed to familiarize the residents with the management of common and emergent neurologic pathology, such as demyelinating diseases, stroke, headaches, neuromuscular medicine, seizures, coma, and CNS infections.

Dedicated Pediatric Neurology Lectures/Conferences

Every Friday the Pediatric Neurology Division meets for dedicated Pediatric Neurology didactics.

Pediatric Neurology Case Conference- Informal case presentation by a Child Neurology resident with ensuing discussion among residents and faculty.

Pediatric Neurology Board Review Lecture- Faculty member presents a high yield Child Neurology topic for didactic review and discussion

Neurology Curriculum Lectures/Resident Noon Lectures

Throughout the course of their training, residents attend a variety of lectures that cover critical topics.  Noon conference occurs 4 times a week and is protected time for our residents.  A myriad of conferences/lectures are scheduled in this time slot. 

Neurophysiology- Twice a month, residents attend the Neurophysiology Conference which presents the principles of EEG and EMG in a series of formal lectures.

Journal Club/Evidence Based Medicine- Each month on a rotating basis, a resident presents a comprehensive review of a current neurologic article of their choice under the supervision of their chosen mentor. Participation in Journal Club allows the residents to engage in an informative debate regarding the most recent literature.  They learn to enhance their skills of critically reading scientific literature and using the literature to answer patient based questions.

Case Conferences- Monthly case conferences are held in which a resident presents a case seen on their service to a neurology attending. The case is meant to be an exercise in localization, building an appropriate differential diagnosis, and interpreting the results of laboratory work up including neuroimaging and electrodiagnostic testing as it pertains to the case presented.

Board Review Topics- A variety of board related clinical and basic neuroscience topics are covered including  neuromuscular neurology, behavioral neurology, demyelinating diseases, epilepsy, cerebellar syndromes, stroke syndromes, movement disorders, neuropathology, pediatric neurology, pain syndromes, neuroanatomy, neuropathology, neuroradiology, psychiatry, etc

Board Review Questions- Resident driven review of board style questions

Resident Wellness- lectures on topics such as fatigue and stress management

Other- Additional topics for discussion include professionalism, ethics, end of life care and coding and billing.