Conferences and Didactics
Monthly Skull Base Conference
A monthly skull base conference discusses challenging cases of the lateral and anterior skull base. The conference is attended by neurotology, rhinology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, radiation oncology, and oncology.
Bimonthly Skull Base Grand Rounds
A current skull base topic is presented by faculty and fellows and attended by otolaryngology, neurosurgery, and radiation oncology faculty and residents. The neurotology fellow will give one grand rounds during the two years.
Otology/Neurotology Case Conference
Upcoming cases at Parkland Memorial Hospital and UT Southwestern University Hospital—Zale-Lipshy are presented monthly. Diagnostic testing and treatment plans are discussed.
Temporal Bone Lab
A quarterly temporal bone lab on a two-year curriculum occurs on Saturday mornings. The fellow will be involved with giving lectures and teaching residents.
One Friday every month is a dedicated Friday conference day. The conference day consists of visiting professors, faculty lectures, and grand rounds presentations. Journal club occurs during the conference day.
Cochlear Implant Conference
A monthly cochlear implant conference takes place in conjunction with the cochlear implant audiologists at the University of Texas at Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders. The purpose of the conference is to discuss pediatric cochlear implant candidates in a multidisciplinary setting.
There are extensive opportunities for both basic science and clinical research. The neurotology fellow will be involved in multiple clinical research projects and will be expected to publish a manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal. An optional three-month block can be used during the beginning of the second year of fellowship if an appropriate basic science project is selected.