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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Department of Neurology

Morning Report with Dr. Stanley Appel 

Conferences and Lectures

The conference and lecture series are designed to cover the breadth of neurology, complement bedside teaching, and mature clinical practice. Residents will be required to attend morning report and noon conference daily and grand rounds weekly.

Lectures will be given by departmental faculty and faculty from other departments. Residents will also be required to give lectures, case presentations and journal club throughout the academic year. Junior faculty and residents will present up-to-date advances in neuroscience under the mentorship of selected faculty. PGY4 residents will be required to give a grand rounds presentation during their senior year of training.

Morning report is required and occurs at 8:00 a.m.  on Wednesday and Thursdays and will be attended by a faculty member. Residents will present new neurology cases admitted or consulted the day prior for discussion and teaching.

The Clinical Neurology lecture series occurs on Monday at noon and covers a large variety of topics relevant to inpatient and outpatient patient evaluation, management and therapy. Specific sub-topics include neurology emergencies, cerebrovascular disease, headache and pain, behavioral neurology, movement disorders, and neuromuscular disease.

The Tuesday Epilepsy and Neurophysiology conferences will cover topics specific to epilepsy, sleep disorders and neuromuscular disease, and will include clinical case presentations, journal club and lectures on the basics of electrodiagnostic testing.

The Wednesday noon lecture includes case conferences for Behavioral neurology, neuromuscular medicine, palliative care, movement disorders, and neuroradiology. Professor's Rounds occur on Wednesday from 1:15 to 2:15pm and provide an invaluable opportunity for residents and students to receive hands-on training in the evaluation and examination of the neurology patient. During these rounds, a patient volunteers to be interviewed and examined by a chosen resident. The resident, along with other attendees, must then discuss the site(s) of the lesion, differential diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and relevant molecular biology. Dr. Stanley Appel, chair, and other faculty lead the conference and provide hands-on teaching and "clinical pearls" for the overall assessment of the patient.

The Thursday Resident Lectures include several topics in neuroscience (neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and pharmacology, neuropathology, neurogenetics, and neuroimmunology) in addition to relevant topics outside standard neurology, morbidity/mortality rounds and journal clubs. Monthly sub-speciality journal club occurs each second Thursday of the month, and residents present up-to-date publications on the pathogenesis, evaluation and treatment of neurological subspecialty disorders, including movement disorders, stroke/vascular neurology, epilepsy, sleep medicine, neuromuscular medicine, and neuroimmunology. Articles are chosen by faculty and/or resident to present and critique study design and methods, results, and implication upon clinical practice.

Neurology Grand Rounds occur at noon every Friday at the Houston Methodist Hospital and Pediatric Grand Rounds occur at 8:00 a.m. Fridays at The Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Residents are required to attend. Each PGY4 resident provides a grand rounds presentation on their topic of choice.

Monthly subspeciality journal club occurs each second Thursday of the month, and residents present up-to-date publications on the pathogenesis, evaluation and treatment of neurological subspecialty disorders, including movement disorders, stroke/vascular neurology, epilepsy, sleep medicine, neuromuscular medicine, and neuroimmunology. Articles are chosen by faculty and/or resident to present and critique study design and methods, results, and implication upon clinical practice.

Neurology Basic Science Lectures

An essential feature of the residency program is the Resident Basic Science Lectures. PGY3 neurology residents are expected to present advances in neurology/neuroscience under the guidance of a mentor who specializes in the field of research and/or care. The lectures occur throughout the year on Wednesdays (noon) and are presented to the department and open to the other clinicians and scientists in the medical center.

These lectures provide superb opportunity for the resident to delve into the pathophysiology of disease as well as understand the direction of current research and the advances in the care, diagnosis, and treatment of neurology diseases. It also provides an unparalleled experience in the critical analysis and critique of research studies and in communication skills; all under the mentorship of renown experts in the relevant field.

Neurology Resident's Schedule

APRIL 2014 | Print Schedule

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1
Noon: Spasticity: Evaluation and Treatment – Dr. Fisher

2
Noon: Mandatory Faculty/Resident Development – Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, and Teamwork—New Mandates for Teachers - Dr. Paukert

3
Noon: Genetics of Epilepsy - Dr. Wiszniewski

4
Grand Rounds

5

6

7
Noon: Myopathies: An approached to evaluation and diagnosis
Drs. Pleitez/Patton

8
Noon: Sleep Clinical Cases
Dr. Amit Verma

9
Noon: Neuromuscular
Dr. Eddie Patton

10
Noon: Genetics of Mitochondrial Disease (mitochondrial  & nuclear)
Dr. Moretti

11
Noon: Grand Rounds
Third Annual
Tammy Jo Holloman Lecture 
Richard Dewey, Jr., M.D.

12

13

14
Noon: Muscle and Nerve Pathology 101 for the Practicing Neurologist
Dr. Pleitez

15
Noon: EMG of Myopathies
Dr. Pleitez

16
Noon: Behavioral Case Conference
Drs. Roman/Spann

17
Noon: Journal Club

18
HOLIDAY

19

20

21
Noon: Myasthenia Gravis and Myasthenic Syndromes
Dr. Pleitez

22
Noon: EMG of Motor Neuro Disease/Radiculopathies/Peripheral Neuropathies
Dr. Rosenfield

23
Noon: Neuroradiology Rounds
M200

24
Noon: Genetics of Inherited Neuromuscular Disease (CMT, Duchenne, MND) – Dr. Moretti

25
Noon: Basic Science Talk – Blue Bird Auditorium –
 Dr. Jason Thonhoff

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27

28
Noon: AAN – no lecture

29
Noon: AAN – No lecture

30
Noon: AAN – No lecture

Wednesday Professor Rounds ST802 Clinic Con. Rm.
Morning Report and all noon conferences – ST802 Clinic Conference Room
Pedi Neuro lectures TCH Auditorium, Lower Level Main Abercrombie Bldg.
Pedi Neuro Grand Rounds 6431 Fannin, Medical School Bldg RM 7.037
Neurology Grand Rounds:- Blue Bird Auditorium
Neuroradiology Conference Room ST944 (elective)
Ethics Lectures - SM10
Neuroradiology Rounds M200
Behavioral Neurology Case Conference – Academic Conference Room

Wednesday Professor Rounds - ST802 Clinic Con. Rm.
Morning Report and all noon conferences – ST802 Clinic Conference Room
Pedi Neuro lectures- TCH Auditorium, Lower Level Main Abercrombie Bldg.
Pedi Neuro Grand Rounds - 6431 Fannin, Medical School Bldg RM 7.037
Neurology Grand Rounds - Blue Bird Auditorium
Neuroradiology Conference Room - ST944 (elective)
Ethics Lectures - SM10
Behavioral Neurology Case Conference – ST802 Academic Con. Rm.

Teaching rounds can occur in AM and/or or PM given patient volume
Longitudinal clinic may occur in AM or PM given resident's academic schedule