4th Annual Parkinson’s Forum: Let’s Get a Move On

April 15, 2018
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jack T. Stephens Building – 12th Floor

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. Each year, 50 to 60 thousand new cases are diagnosed in the United States. Researchers are working toward finding a cure and making progress on the best treatment options. April 15, 2018, UAMS will host its 4th annual forum to discuss Parkinson’s disease. This event is open to  patients with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s, patient Caregivers and Family members, neurosurgeons, neurologists, and anyone else interested in learning about Parkinson’s Disease, treatment options, research initiatives, and living with Parkinson’s Disease.

Symposium website.


M. Gazi and Dianne C.H. Yasargil Lecture – January 19, 2018

“Vascular Reconstruction in Neurosurgery

Speaker: Takanori Fukushima, M.D., D.M.Sc.
Director, Skull Base Surgery Center
Co-Director, International Neurosurgery Education Foundation
Carolina Neuroscience Institute, PC

The lectureship is named for Yaşargil and his wife, Dianne, a nurse who developed a method of organizing surgical instruments into sets for different types of neurosurgery and has perfected a system for preparing, handling, collecting and cleaning the instruments. She went on to found the European Association of Neuroscience Nurses. The Yaşargils have been a team for 40 years.

2018 Yasargil Lecture RSVP


Conferences in the Department of Neurosurgery include

  • Residents’ Basic Sciences-Clinical Correlation Seminar
    • Didactic conference held weekly on Tuesday mornings at which time we discuss basics of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuroradiology and neuropathology.
  • Gamma Knife Conference
    • Weekly conference on Tuesday mornings in conjunction with radiation oncology for the evaluation and preparation of Gamma Knife therapy on a select population of patients.
  • Neuro-Pathology | Radiology Conference
    • Multidisciplinary conference held on Thursday afternoon in conjunction with the neuroradiologists and neuropathologists. At this time we discuss prior patients from preoperative planning to final pathological staging in a case by case basis.
  • Multidisciplinary Conferences
    • Encompasses a variety of neurosurgical topics including surgical spine, epilepsy/functional, neurovascular and neuroendocrine and pituitary conference. These are held Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning.
  • Preoperative Conference
    • Weekly conference held on Friday afternoon in order to discuss the upcoming week’s cases amongst residents and staff.
  • Neurosurgery Journal Club
    • Held monthly
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference
    • Held monthly

In addition, visiting professors are scheduled monthly, and mini-symposia are held several times a year. All faculty and all resident physicians are expected to attend these conferences. UAMS sponsors various campus-wide conferences, including medical and surgical grand rounds, neurological conferences, neurological rehabilitation and neuroendocrinological conferences, at which attendance is encouraged.

For more information about any of these events, please call  (501) 686-5270.