The conference program at UAB reflects the commitment of the faculty to excellence in education. In addition to daily morning reports, a broad variety of conferences are offered. The residents, fellows, rotating medical students and faculty actively participate. Weekly conferences occur on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.

Topics include:

  • Program Director's Conference (quality and process improvement)
  • Chairman's Conference (case studies/recitation)
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Medical Evidence Conference
  • Subspecialty Conference
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinical Case Conference

Patient Care Conferences:

  • UAB Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Surgical Case Conference
  • Children's of Alabama Comprehensive Epilepsy Service Clinical Case Conference
  • UAB/Children's Epilepsy Wednesday Mid-Day Conference
  • UAB Vascular Case Conference
  • Gamma Knife Conference
  • Children's of Alabama Tumor Board
  • University Hospital Tumor Board


Periodically (approximately 2-3 times per year) a mini-symposium is coordinated by a faculty member that serves to address a single topic in depth, including surgical approaches, functional neurosurgery and spine instrumentation. These programs are characteristically multidisciplinary, and incorporate a variety of different learning strategies including dissection labs, computer simulations, and multi-media presentations. Topics have recently included anterior skull base anatomy, endoscopic surgical approaches, functional neurosurgery and spine instrumentation.