In addition to the department’s normal educational programs, there are two morning conferences each week devoted to the fellowship. The Monday neuromuscular conference includes lectures given by the fellow and faculty, journal club, neuromuscular case studies and review of interesting EMG cases. The goal is to develop awareness of the breadth of neuromuscular disease by providing exposure to problems that may not arise during a short one year training program.
The Wednesday morning reading conference is an informal conference where the fellow, faculty and CNP technicians meet to discuss assigned readings from Neuromuscular Disorders (Amato and Russell) and Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders (Preston and Shapiro). The expectation is that the fellow will be prepared to discuss the highlights of chapters with clarification and perspective offered from senior staff.
Muscle and nerve biopsy conferences occur monthly on a Wednesday organized by Dr. Ho and the Clinic’s neuropathologist, Dr. Christine Thomas.
Shown below are sample weekly schedule, sample educational schedule and schedules of both Monday and Wednesday conferences for 2020-2021 academic year.
Sample weekly schedule
|AM||NM/MDA/ALS Clinic @ Lahey or Boston Children’s||Pediatric EMG @ Boston Children’s||Adult EMG @ Lahey||Adult EMG @ Lahey||Adult EMG @ Lahey|
|PM||NM/MDA/ALS Clinic @ Lahey or Boston Children’s
Other options (EEG, Botox)
|Pediatric EMG @ Boston Children’s||Adult EMG @ Lahey||Adult EMG or EEG @ Lahey||Adult EMG or EEG @ Lahey|
NM – Neuromuscular
MDA – Muscular Dystrophy Association
ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Sample educational schedule
|AM||Morning report||Morning report||EMG reading conference
Muscle biopsy conference
Neurology Grand Rounds
|Medicine Grand Round|
|Neurology residency academic half day|
Monday Noon Neuromuscular Conference
- EMG case discussions
- Readings from Preston Shapiro EMG textbook
- Journal club
- Didactic lectures from the attendings or fellow
Wednesday Morning reading conference
- Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders (Preston and Shapiro)
- Neuromuscular Disorders (Amato and Russell)
- Muscle & Nerve biopsy