Langfitt Events and Meetings

Participating in various neurosurgical events is the most effective way for students to get involved in neurosurgery at Penn. Every Thursday (unless otherwise noted), there are a series of educational events sponsored by the department of neurosurgery. These events are organized into a series of 1-2 hour long talks and lectures in which featured faculty and outside speakers discuss important issues in neurosurgery. These lectures are open to medical students and are an invaluable resource to learn more about neurosurgery at Penn. The weekly schedule below lists events that are open to student attendance.

In addition to the weekly department sponsored events, there are also events sponsored specifically by the Langfitt society. These events are focused on developing student interest in neurosurgery, and usually occur on a monthly basis. All interested medical students are encouraged to attend these meetings, the agenda for which is set in advance by Langfitt's president. Upcoming meeting are listed below.

Last Updated: January 14, 2014


Weekly Schedule for Thursday, October 31, 2013:

  • 7:00-8:00am - Neurosurgery Grand Rounds (TRL, 8th floor conference room)
    • Upcoming Speaker: Dr. Jim Eberwine, Elmer Holmes Bobst Professor of Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania.
    • Upcoming Talk Title: "Analysis of Single Live Human Neurons in their Natural Tissue Microenvironment."
  • 8:00-9:00am - Brain Tumor Conference (TRL, 8th floor conference room)

  • 4:30-6:00pm - Resident Teaching Conference (Silverstein 3 Conference Room)



Upcoming Langfitt Events

  • Thank you for coming to the Langfitt general group intro meeting on October 10th.
  • Thank you for attending the recent Annual Neurosurgery Research Networking event on 10/31
  • Early Spring: Meet the department (tentaive)