Neurology International Residents Videoconference and Exchange (NIRVE)

Neurology International Residents Videoconference and Exchange (NIRVE) is a resident-led initiative founded by the Division of Neurology at the University of Toronto in 2009, to promote education through international collaboration.

The rounds take place at St. Michael’s Hospital, on the first Thursday of the month from September to June at 8 a.m. EST (3 p.m. GMT).


Main presentation (25 minutes). Residents present cases, focusing on anatomy, localization, differential diagnosis and management of neurological disease.

Image Challenge (15 minutes). This case is discussed with an emphasis on radiological differential diagnoses. These are interactive sessions, where

NIRVE 2018/19 Team

Dr. Sanskriti Sasikumar Dr. Priti Gros










Meet our coordinators, Drs. Sanskriti Sasikumar and Priti Gros! They’re both 3rd year neurology residents at the University of Toronto in Canada. They’re passionate about expanding the international boundaries of NIRVE and encouraging resident teaching opportunities.


Dr. Dalia Rotstein

Dr. Dalia Rotstein is the staff contact, and founder of NIRVE at the University of Toronto. She is a staff neurologist at St. Michael’s Hospital, and a specialist in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She is also an associate scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, with a special interest in the epidemiology of MS, disease modifying therapy and dietary and nutritional influences of MS.

Our current sites are:

St Michael's hospital (Toronto, Canada - main host). Sick Kids Hospital (Toronto, Canada), University of Ottawa (Canada), Universidade Federal de São Paulo – UNIFESP (Sao Paolo, Brazil), Faculty of Medicine CAS-UDD (Santiago, Chile), First Saint-Petersburg Pavlov State Medical University (Russia), and Bashkir State Medical University (Ufa, Russia).


For further information, or if you’re interested in joining NIRVE, please contact us at: