Stanford Neurosurgery Events


Dec December 12 Thu 2019

Dopamine, striatal circuits and reward learning

Patricia Janak, PhD
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor,
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences; and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Host: John Huguenard

12:00pm to 1:00pm Clark Center Auditorium

Dec December 05 Thu 2019

SLM-based methods for 3D control and imaging in the brain

Darcy Peterka, PhD
Senior Scientist and Director of Cellular Imaging in the Zuckerman
Mind Brain Behavior Institute and Director of Technologies, NeuroTechnology Center,
Columbia University

Host: Jun Ding

12:00pm to 1:00pm Clark Center Auditorium

Nov November 14 Thu 2019

The many layers of touch

Randy Bruno, PhD
Associate Professor,
Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University

Host: Lu Chen

12:00pm to 1:00pm Clark Center Auditorium

Nov November 07 Thu 2019

Promoting cognitive & neural system recovery in early phases of psychotic iIllness

Sophia Vinogradov, MD
Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

12:00pm to 1:00pm Clark Center Auditorium

Nov November 02 - 03 Sat-Sun 2019

2019 National Facial Pain Conference

Features Dr. Steven D. Chang
UC San Diego School of Medicine

Oct October 31 Thu 2019

Building and rebuilding the retina and hypothalamus one cell at a time

Seth Blackshaw, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience,  Johns Hopkins University

12:00pm to 1:00pm Clark Center Auditorium

Oct October 24 Thu 2019

Circadian regulation of sleep and arousal in flies and mice

Mark Wu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology, 
Johns Hopkins University

12:00pm to 1:00pm Clark Center Auditorium

Oct October 17 Thu 2019

Probing the role of the extended amygdala circuits in motivated behavior

Thomas Kash, PhD
John Andrews Distinguished Professor,
Department of Pharmacology,
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

12:00pm to 1:00pm Clark Center Auditorium

Oct October 10 Thu 2019

Neuron-glia signaling after nervous system injury

Marc Freeman, PhD
Director and Senior Scientist,
Vollum Institute at Oregon Health & Science University

Host: Michelle Monje

12:00pm to 1:00pm Clark Center Auditorium

Oct October 07 Mon 2019

2019 LGBTQ+ Forum

3:00 - 6:30 pm
Berg Hall, Li Ka Shing Center
Stanford School of Medicine

Oct October 04 Fri 2019

Motor and Cognitive Outcomes
Stanford’s 5th Annual Stroke Recovery Symposium

Friday October 4, 2019 | 8am –1pm

Oct October 03 Thu 2019

High channel count electrophysiology, hardware data analysis and scaling: Can we record from the “whole brain”?

Timothy Harris, PhD
Janelia Senior Fellow,
Janelia Research Campus - HHMI

12:00pm to 1:00pm Clark Center Auditorium

Sep September 11 Wed 2019

Trigeminal Neuralgia Patient Education Webinar

Features Dr. Steven D. Chang
Streaming Live, Registration Required:

Aug August 24 Sat 2019

Acoustic Neuroma Association Patient Education Day at Stanford

Arriallaga Alumni Center, Stanford

Hosted by the Stanford Departments of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology.

Aug August 24 Sat 2019

8th Annual Navigating Spine Care Conference

Arriallaga Alumni Center and Fisher Conference Center, Stanford

Hosted by the Stanford Departments of Neurosurgery and of Orthopedics

Aug August 15 - 17 Thu-Sat 2019

Endoscopic Endonasal Skull Base Surgery: Hands-On Course

Dissesction Lab, Milpitas, CA

Hosted by Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, MD, FACS, Peter H. Hwang, MD, and Zara M. Patel, MD

Jun June 29 Sat 2019

Stanford Moyamoya Center Annual Picnic

Mitchell Park (Pine Grove Area) 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto

A special gathering of Moyamoya patients and the Stanford Moyamoya team.

Please RSVP: or 650.723.5575

June 24
Clark Center S361

Circuit-based interventions targeting the dentate gyrus rescue epilepsy-associated cognitive dysfunction

Douglas A. Coulter, PhD
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine and the Research Institute at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Jun June 07 Fri 2019

2019 Neuroscience Research Forum

Odette Harris, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford

May May 18 Sat 2019

Pituitary Patient Day

Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel

The Stanford Pituitary Center invites patients with pituitary disease, their family and friends to Stanford's Pituitary Patient Education Day! 

Apr April 27 Sat 2019

Sports Concussion Summit

Save the Date! The first Stanford Sports Conucssion Summit organized by the Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center will be held on April 27th in Kissick Auditorium at the Arrillaga Family Sports Center. 

Mar March 01 - 03 Fri-Sun 2019

CNS Updates in Neurology

Includes talks by Dr. Gary Steinberg and Dr. Casey Halpern. The meeting focuses on a variety of topics related to surgery for neurological disorders.

This is a CME event.

Feb February 26 Tue 2019

The epileptic brain: from the mathematics of seizure dynamics to a clinical trial

Christophe Bernard, PhD
Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes
Aix-Marseille Université, France

Tuesday Feb 26th, 2019 - 01:30PM
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC)
LK130 Classroom

Special Seminar Sponsored by the Epilepsy Training Program and Department of Neurosurgery
Host: Ivan Soltesz, PhD

Jan January 31 Thu 2019

Dendritic Ca2+ spikes and coincidence detection in parvalbumin-expressing interneurons during hippocampal sharp-wave ripples in awake mice

Speaker: Balazs Rozsa, PhD
Laboratory of 3D Functional Network and Dendritic Imaging, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Date/Time: Thursday Jan 31st, 2019 - 10:30AM
Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC) - LK304/305 Seminar Classroom

Relevant Publication:
Szalay et al., Fast 3D Imaging of Spine, Dendritic, and Neuronal Assemblies in Behaving Animals. Neuron 2016

 Ivan Soltesz, PhD

Admin Contact: Nichole Zito (

Jan January 25 Fri 2019

Maternal & Child Health Research Speaker Series

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center, Room # 101

Featuring Gerald Grant, MD, FACS, Professor Neurosurgery and, by Courtesy, of Neurology

Jan January 11 Fri 2019

Dean's Lecture Series

Henry Marsh

Neurosurgeon and Author of
Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon

Fireside chat about making decisions in surgery, communicating with patients,
and writing about medicine.