The Department of Neurosurgery periodically offers or consults on courses related to topics in neurosurgery and the clinical neurosciences. We welcome and encourage participation by colleagues. Registration and fee schedules vary. Interested parties should consult the School of Medicine’s website for course information or contact the coordinating UAB faculty coordinator.
Annual Galbraith Research Symposium
Every fall, the department conducts its annual J. Garber Galbraith Symposium. This two-day program highlights research presentations summarizing ongoing investigational efforts within the department. Both clinical and basic scientific presentations are conducted by residents and faculty. Our recent graduates give a summary talk of their early years in practice. A visiting professor of national or international renown is invited to present on a timely topic. We collectively look forward to this symposium as a time to welcome an accomplished surgeon-scientist, learn of our colleagues' research accomplishments, welcome our alumni, and celebrate their development into fully independent, competent, well trained neurosurgeons. Recent visiting professors have included Nelson Oyesiku, Paul McCormick, Hunt Batjer and James Rutka, Steve Gianotta, and Daniel Barrow.
The Division of Pediatric Neurology conducts an annual course in the spring that highlights recent topics in clinical neuroscience in which there have been recent developments, new controversies or evolving technologies. UAB neurosurgeons often participate in these seminars. Recent topics have included "Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy in Children" and "Therapies for Movement Disorders in Children."
Neurosurgical Society of Alabama Program
The Neurosurgical Society of Alabama meets annually in the spring to discuss recent and timely developments that pertain to the practice of neurosurgery in the state. A visiting professor of national or international prominence typically spearheads a vigorous academic program for which UAB neurosurgeons occupy a central role. Recent honored guests have included Gazi Yasargil, Jon Robertson, Kevin Foley and Roberto Heros.