COVID-19: Vaccine Program | TestingVisitor Guidelines | Information for Employees

MONKEYPOX: UConn Health is NOT currently offering the monkeypox vaccine. Please visit the CT DPH website for more information or contact your health provider directly.

Symposia and Lectures

Our faculty and staff are committed to the highest levels of excellence in the clinical, educational, and research realms. As a premier academic medical center, we are committed to improving the status quo and the sharing of information through pioneers with world class expertise. Our lecture series and conferences are consistent with that fundamental mission as we strive to improve the status quo for all our neurosurgery (cranial/spine) patients.

This is a sample of some of our recent educational events.

Advanced Practice Providers Lecture

Sponsored by The Brain and Spine Institute.

First Annual

  • Date: April 14, 2021, 7 to 8 a.m.
  • Title: Keep ’Em Talking - Tips and Techniques During Awake Craniotomies
  • Honored Guest: James H. Carter Jr., MHS, PA-C, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Watch Lecture

Second Annual

  • Date: April 13, 2022
  • Title: Evaluating Neurosurgical Evidence - Probability, Possibility, and ... Perhaps This Will Work
  • Honored Guest: DaiWai Olson, Ph.D., R.N., Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, University of Texas Southwestern
  • Watch Lecture

Carolyn M. Beaudin and Koichi Hamada Honored Guest Lecture

Sponsored by The Brain and Spine Institute.

Inaugural Lecture

  • Date: June 30, 2021
  • Title: The Immune Landscape of CNS Tumors - Implications for Immunotherapy
  • Honored Guest: Amy Heimberger, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Watch Lecture

Second Annual

  • Date: June 8, 2022
  • Title: Skull Base Radiosurgery for Complex Clinical Challenges
  • Honored Guest: Douglas Kondziolka, M.D., M.Sc., FRCSC, FACS, New York University
  • Watch Lecture

Cutting Edge in Clinical Neuroscience Symposium

First Annual

  • Date: November 16, 2019
  • Title: Surgical Management of Supratentorial Giants Meningiomas
  • Honored Guest: Arturo Ayala Arcipreste, M.D., Hospital Juárez de México
  • Watch Lecture

Second Annual

  • Date: November 7, 2020
  • Title: COVID-19 and Stroke: Causality or Coincidence?
  • Honored Guests: Pascal M. Jabbour, M.D., Jefferson University; Dennis Spencer, M.D., Yale University; and Henry Friedman, M.D., Duke University
  • Watch Lecture

Third Annual

Sponsored by The Brain and Spine Institute.

  • Date: November 6, 2021
  • Honored Guests: Ossama Al-Mefty, M.D., Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Shekar Kurpad, M.D., Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin; Gary Steinberg, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University, and Louise McCullough, M.D., Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Watch Lecture

Fourth Annual

  • Date: November 12, 2022
  • Honored Guests: Ciarán J. Powers, M.D., Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; Ian T. McNiell, M.D., M.S., UConn Health; Shane Burch, M.D., M.Sc., FRCSC, University of California San Francisco; Feliks (Ephraim) Trakhtenberg, Ph.D., UConn Health; Robert J. Dowsett, M.D., UConn Health; Kevin P. Becker, M.D., Ph.D., UConn Health
  • Watch Lecture

Takanori Fukushima Technical Excellence in Neurosurgery Lecture

First Annual

  • Date: September 25, 2019
  • Title: Evolution of Modern Skull Base Surgery From MINT to Hemicapitectomy
  • Honored Guest: Takanori Fukushima, M.D., Raleigh Neurosurgical Clinic and Duke University
  • Watch Lecture

Second Annual

  • Date: September 16, 2020
  • Title: Clinical and Technical Pearls in the Surgical Treatment of Gliomas
  • Honored Guest: Allan H. Friedman, M.D., The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University
  • Watch Lecture

Third Annual

Sponsored by The Brain and Spine Institute.

  • Date: September 15, 2021
  • Title: Bypass Surgery for Ischemia - Lessons Learned From Intraoperative Flow Measurements
  • Honored Guest: Jacques Morcos, M.D., University of Miami
  • Watch Lecture

Fourth Annual

  • Date: September 28, 2022
    Title: Orbital Surgery for the Neurosurgeon
  • Honored Guest: William T. Couldwell, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, University of Utah
  • Watch Lecture

Advances and Innovations in the Management of Spine Disorders Symposium

First Annual

  • Date: May 8, 2020 (virtual symposium due to COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Title: Innovations and Advances in Spine Surgery
  • Honored Guest: Ziya L. Gokaslan, M.D., Brown University
  • Watch Lecture

Second Annual

Sponsored by The Brain and Spine Institute.

  • Date: May 19, 2021
  • Title: Spine Research Update 2021 - Fresh Challenges and New Horizons
  • Honored Guest: Praveen Mummanemi, M.D.
  • Watch Lecture

and

  • Date: May 26, 2021
  • Title: Innovation and Spine Care?
  • Honored Guest: Frank Phillips, M.D.
  • Watch Lecture

Third Annual

  • Date: May 18, 2022
  • Title: Clinical Application of Biomechanics in Spinal Surgery
  • Honored Guest: Joseph S. Cheng, M.D., M.S.
  • Watch Lecture

and

  • Date: May 25, 2022
  • Title: Operative Treatment of Cervical Kyphosis
  • Honored Guest: John G. Heller, M.D.
  • Watch Lecture

Special Lectures

Treatment Strategies for Glioblastoma

  • Date: May 17, 2018
  • Honored Guest: Henry S. Friedman, M.D., The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University
  • Watch Lecture

Neurosurgery - Surgical Autonomy Program

  • Date: February 26, 2021
  • Honored Guest: Michael M. Haglund, M.D., Ph.D., MACM, FAANS, Distinguished Duke Professor of Neurosurgery, Global Health, and Orthopaedic Surgery; Vice Chair of Education, Duke Department of Neurosurgery; Division Chief, Duke Global Neurosurgery and Neurology; Program and Training Director, Duke Department of Neurosurgery; Professor, SingHealth Duke-NUS Global Health Institute; Program Director, Uganda Neurosurgery Training Program
  • Watch Lecture

Getting to Networks in Focal Epilepsy

  • Date: March 31, 2022
  • Honored Guest: Dennis Spencer, M.D., Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist of Neurosurgery; Director of Epilepsy Research, Neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Watch Lecture

Neurocritical Care Lectures and Emergency Stroke Conferences