ACGME Fellowship Program - Conferences

Internal Conferences

Several important conferences are offered to enhance the educational opportunities and academic development of the fellow. Each fellow is expected to participate fully in:

  • Core Curriculum: Endocrinology Fellows’ Lecture Series, Mondays from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Fellows Journal Club or Board Review session, Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Endocrine Research Seminar, Mondays 5:00 -6:00 p.m.
  • Endocrine Rounds, Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Combined Endorama, Endocrine Surgery, and Pathology conference, every 3rd Thursday from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
  • Pituitary Clinic Conference, once quarterly (Friday) from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Ob/Gyne Infertility Conference
  • Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Tuesdays from noon -1:00 p.m.
  • CMMN seminar, Wednesdays at noon.
  • Fellows’ Research Meeting with Mentor (once or twice weekly, depending on the laboratory)

Depending on the nature of their research project, fellows may also elect to participate in the following conferences:

  • Weekly Biochemistry Lecture
  • Special Named Lectures in the Division of Biological Sciences
  • Immunology Seminar
  • Elective Courses in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Experimental Design offered through Department of Health Studies
  • EPOR – Essentials of Patient Oriented Research

External Conferences and Opportunities for Professional Development

Fellows are encouraged to present their work and attend national and topical meetings such as:

Below is the list of abstracts presented by our fellows during the 2011/2012 Academic year:

Sharon Chou, M.D.
Poster presentation at Endo Society meeting:
“African American and Caucasian Patients Have Different Risk Factors for Prevalent Vertebral Fractures”

Stelios Mantis, M.D.
Poster presentation at Endo Society meeting:
“SMRT Regulates Glucocorticoid Action in Adipocytes”

Colleen Flynn, M.D.
Poster presentation at AFMR, and American Society of Hypertension:
“Inceases in Nitric Oxide Bioavailability Contribute to Improvement in Vascular Compliance in Elderly Black Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus”

Anoopa Koshy, M.D.
Poster presentation at AFMR, and Combined Meeting of the CSCR and MWAFMR:
“Molecular Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Human Adipose Tissue”

Alexandra Dumitrescu, M.D., Ph.D.
Plenary Session at Swiss Society for Inbom Errors of Metabolism, Geneva, Switzerland:
“Selenium and Inbom Errors”

Alexandra Dumitrescu, M.D., Ph.D.
Oral presentation at 2nd MCT8 Symposium, Indian Wells, CA:
“DITPA Treatment in Mct8 Deficient Mice”

Alexandra Dumitrescu, M.D., Ph.D.
Poster presentation at the CSCR/MWAFMR Combined Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL:
“Dynamic Evolution of Thyroid Test Abnormalities in Mct8 Defect”

Alexandra Dumitrescu, M.D., Ph.D.
Poster presentation at Endo Society meeting:
“Selenoprotein Deficiency Syndrome caused by novel compound Heterozygous Mutations in the SBP2 Gene”

Alexandra Dumitrescu, M.D., Ph.D.
Poster presentation at Endo Society meeting:
“Nonautoimmune Hyperthyroidism in a Family with gain of Function TSHR Gene Mutation”