Conferences

There is an organized, formal teaching curriculum that includes a series of lectures, conferences, and seminars to complement the patient-based clinical training in infectious diseases. Fellows are active participants in these conferences. All the faculty, as well as resident and students rotating on Infectious Diseases or the Immunocompromised Host services, attend these conferences.

Weekly Monday Morning Meeting, 8:00-9:00 A.M
  • Journal Club (once monthly)
  • Core curriculum Lecture
  • Board Review Presentation,
  • Board Review Questions
Weekly Wednesday Morning Meeting, 8:00-9:00 A.M

Clinical Case Conference with Adult ID, Pediatric ID, and Microbiology Faculty on attendance. Once a month, this conference focuses on HIV (case conference and short presentations by UCH faculty, or occasionally outside experts). Cases presented are reviewed by microbiology supervisors and physicians who participate in the weekly conference. The fellow rotating in the microbiology lab will be responsible for case presentations and literature reviews .Faculty present data from their research to give the fellows instruction in study design and conduct of biomedical research. The faculty is involved in a variety of research, including basic laboratory bench research, clinical laboratory research, clinical trials, and epidemiological research. This conference also aids the fellows in identifying a faculty mentor who will work with them to develop their own research program for there second and any subsequent years of training.

Weekly Thursday Afternoon Meeting, 4:30-6:00 PM
  • Inter-hospital Clinical Case Conference with Adult Infectious Disease and Pediatric Infectious Disease,
  • Videoconferencing with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) fellowship program. UIC will present 1-2 patients and we will present 1-2 patients at each case conference. Discussion will involve faculty and fellows from both fellowship programs.