Neurology Grand Rounds Series

2nd & 4th Thursdays | 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Seattle Science Foundation, James Tower, Suite 600
Swedish Cherry Hill

Course Description

The Seattle Science Foundation Neurology Grand Rounds Series is a recurring educational conference series held for health care providers who treat neurological disorders, focusing on identification, treatment, and improvement in patient care. The goal of this series is to present clinical problems, updates on new and innovative developments in research and technology, and address related issues that neurologists face in their practice.

Every second Thursday experts in the field will provide didactic lectures with updates on new and innovative developments in research and technology.

Every fourth Thursday complex and challenging cases will be reviewed and discussed with participants encouraged to contribute recommendations regarding appropriate surgical and non-surgical treatments.

Needs Statement

In 2013 the Institute of Medicine’s, The Path of Continuously Learning Health Care in America, concluded that “diagnostic and treatment options are expanding and changing at an accelerating rate, placing new stresses on clinicians and patients, as well as potentially impacting the effectiveness and efficiency of care delivery”. The sheer number of potential diagnoses illustrates this complexity: there are thousands of diseases and related health conditions categorized in the National Library of Medicine’s medical subjects headings system and around 13,000 in International Classification of Diseases, with new conditions and diseases added every year. With the rapidly increasing number of published scientific articles on health, health care professionals have difficulty keeping up with the breadth and depth of knowledge in their specialties.

To manage the increasing complexity in health care and medicine, clinicians need to collaborate effectively and draw on the knowledge and expertise of other health care professionals throughout the treatment process. In recognition that the treatment process is a dynamic team-based activity, health care organizations should ensure that health care providers have the appropriate knowledge, skills, resources and support. Multidisciplinary rounds, such as the Neurology Grand Rounds, bring health care professionals from different disciplines together to consider the diagnosis and treatment of specific patients. They provide an opportunity for health care professionals to learn how other health care professionals approach medical issues and to interact with health care professionals from different disciplines. Multidisciplinary grand rounds have been associated with improvements in care quality, shortened length of stays and enhancements in resident education.  

In any health care organization, prioritizing continuous learning is key to improving clinical practice. The Institute of Medicine report Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning concluded that health care organizations focused on continuous learning are able to more “consistently deliver reliable performance, and constantly improve, systematically and seamlessly, with each care experience and transition” than systems who do not practice continuing learning.

Intended Audience 

This symposium is intended for neurologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, primary care physicians, advance practice clinicians and other sub-specialists in the treatment of neurological diseases in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California and Alaska.

Learning Objectives

By attending this course, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Identify and define the emerging technologies used in the treatment of neurological disorders

  • Discuss new treatment modalities used in the treatment of neurological disorders

  • Discuss new diagnostic tools used in the treatment of neurological disorders

  • Apply new procedures for the treatment of neurological disorders

Objectives will be listed for each session depending on the topic selected.


2nd Thursdays
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Featured Speaker
Breakfast Served

4th Thursdays
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Case Presentations
Moderated by Michael Elliott, M.D.
Breakfast Served

Case Submission Form

Please use the form below to submit your online case submission.  Cases must be reviewed two weeks prior to the conference.  One week prior to the conference, accepted cases presenters will be informed that their case has been selected for the upcoming conference.

Presenter Name *
Presenter Name
Phone *
Please let us know where you will be presenting your case from (i.e. Seattle Science Foundation, Spokane, Portland, Kennewick)
Patient Name *
Patient Name
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth

Frequently Asked Questions

If I am an affiliated Providence provider, how can I actively participate?

Please email to request our Go-To Meeting log-in information, include your Providence site location. 

I am participating from an off-site affiliated Providence provider location, what can I expect? 

The outline of the case discussions will be as follows: provider presents, neuroradiologist discusses, then questions are asked to the group. 

The technical details will be as follows: 

  • Imaging will be displayed on your screen as the presenter details the case clinical history.

  • You will receive audio from the Seattle Science Foundation Conference Room, if there is an additional off-site presenter, you will also receive their audio.

  • The neuroradiologist then will discuss the images on screen.

    • All off-site participants will still be viewing the images, as the neuroradiologist is discussing, and hearing the neuroradiologist’s findings.

  • We will occasionally cut to a camera in the room, however, to optimize your education, most of the screen time will consist of imaging.

How will I be able to ask questions or make comments?

The Go-To Meeting platform contains a chatroom in which you may submit questions and or comments about cases presented. The Case Discussion moderator will have real-time access to all chatroom activity and will repeat questions/comments and answer as received.  

*To keep the audio consistent amongst all online participants, we cannot unmute your microphone to submit a questions verbally.

What is the best way to view the Case Conference?  

Due to the high volume of data being transmitted to all participants, the Case Discussion is best viewed from a desktop of laptop with a land based internet connection (aka - plugged into the wall). Wifi is not the optimal way to participate in this meeting. 

Viewing Options

Please note that remote viewing is available for informational purposes only and is not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

  • In Person
    All are welcome to attend the 2nd Thursday featured presentations at the Seattle Science Foundation. 4th Thursday case discussions are limited to all Providence Health and Services affiliated providers.

  • Live Case Discussion
    All Providence Health and Services affiliated providers are welcome to take part in the 4th Thursday, live case discussions, either as a viewer or as a case presenter. To receive the live broadcast connection, please click here to request access.

  • Live on Facebook
    The 2nd Thursday, featured presentations will be available as a live broadcast on Facebook. Click here to view the live presentation.

  • Recorded Presentation
    Click here to view all of our recorded Neurology Grand Rounds presentations.

Please note, at times some presenters prefer not to have their presentation recorded or streamed live.  On those such occasions, we will not be able to provide a live broadcast or recording of the presentation.

CME Information

Accreditation with Commendation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Swedish Medical Center and Seattle Science Foundation.  Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Each session is designated for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™.