Lectures and Conferences

All in-coming fellows will be oriented to the program on the July start day of each year. Prior to orientation, materials will be made available to assist in orientation (e.g. schedules for medical record system training, manuals on the procedures and expectations for rotations).

All fellows are invited and expected to attend regularly-scheduled conferences which cover topics related to EEG, Epilepsy, EMG/NCS, Sleep, Evoked Potentials and Neuromuscular Disease. The latter are held every Thursday at noon. Conferences are prepared and given by faculty for both residents and fellows; in the latter half of the year, EMG-Track fellows will be expected to present case presentations and discussions, under attending physician supervision, for this conference.

All fellows are encouraged to attend the Multidisciplinary Conference (Mondays at 3:30) when on service at NYU Langone Medical Center, where patients being considered for surgery are presented to the CEC (including epileptologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and nursing).

The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center provides a weekly didactic lecture series presented by faculty, visiting faculty and fellows (all EEG-Track fellows will present at this conference) at 8:00. Topics range from case presentations, reviews of epilepsy/EEG topics or research topics from visiting faculty. All fellows are invited to attend; fellows on service at NYU Langone Medical Center are expected to attend.

EMG Journal club occurs monthly immediately following the last case of the day (typically Monday evening). All fellows prepare and review and article and the group then critically reviews all articles and identifies key teaching points and practice improvement methods based upon this review. Article choice is encouraged to be based upon recent clinical questions/problems that arose in the EMG/NCS laboratory.

All fellows have access to an electronic PDF library of selected EEG and epilepsy-related articles. In addition, instructional videos have been provided for review on general policy and procedures. These materials will be provided to fellows on a USB-drive for review at home as well. It is an excellent resource and fellows are highly encouraged to read the literature throughout their academic year. In addition, orientation material (video tutorials) is pre-loaded onto the drives. This instructional series takes fellows step-by-step through the mechanics of different rotation-dependent tasks, and has been developed to serve as a handy reference.

The research working groups have regular meetings on Wednesdays immediately following the morning lecture. Fellows with academic/research interests in a particular topic are encouraged to attend. These meetings vary from formal lectures on new data and reviews of related recently published literature from other groups to working meetings to discuss new projects or trouble-shoot ongoing projects. In addition, formal laboratory meetings for the research labs affiliated with the epilepsy center are routinely scheduled and fellows participating in research projects with these groups are encouraged to attend (schedule established annually).