Synopsis of Fellows Academic Conferences

GI, Hepatology and Nutrition Grand Rounds

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30AM M422
This conference encompasses a variety of topics, including case-based presentations, state-of-the-art attending lectures, GI-Surgery conference, morbidity and mortality, journal club, and quality improvement.

Medicine Grand Rounds
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 (Billings) P117
Internal Medicine departmental grand rounds.

GI Pathology Conferences
Liver, 2nd and 4th Mondays, 12:15-1pm S640
IBD, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00PM S644
Weekly alternating conferences that involves meeting with our GI pathologists (Dr. Hart and Dr. Weber) and reviewing selected cases from the respective sections. The surgeons, nurses and other ancillary staff often join us. Cases are obtained from clinic patients or inpatient cases; liver cases also include explant pathology.

Research Conference
Thursdays, 12:00-1:00pm M422 or KCBD Room 1103
Research conference consists of either one of the GI section’s members or a visiting professor discussing his/her current research. It is frequently a basic science theme, although interspersed with clinical presentations from the faculty and fellows.

Liver Clinical Conference Telehealth

Every 3rd Tuesday, M422

This conference involves a 20-minute didactic session followed by two 20-minute case presentations. Cases are presented on a rotating basis by GI faculty, fellows, and visiting section attending’s (pediatrics, radiology, surgery). This will be a Telehealth conference that will be broadcasted locally and nationally.

Liver Radiology Conference
Every Thursday, 2:30-3:30 Q207
This radiology conference is for the liver fellow, residents and students on the hepatology service, attending hepatologists and transplant surgeons.  This is a multi-disciplinary conference with interventional radiology, oncology and radiation oncology in attendance along with the above mentioned disciplines.  CME credit available.

Liver Journal Club

Every 3rd Thursday, 2-230 Q207

This conference is designed to review important recent publications within hepatology and liver transplant while reviewing the elements of study design utilizing standard critical appraisal techniques. Fellow on the hepatology service will be asked to present an article with mentorship and direction available from clinical faculty.

Liver Transplant Conference
Every Thursday, 3:30-5:00 M422
Transplant hepatologists, transplant surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, and ancillary staff convene to review any inpatients on the transplant list, inpatients being worked up for transplant, or inpatients status post transplant in the hospital. They will also discuss any outpatients on the transplant list that has active issues. As the liver fellow, be prepared to succinctly present any of your service patients that fall into the above categories.


IBD Multidisciplinary Conference

1st Tuesday, IBD Telehealth M422

3rd Tuesday 4:30-5:30, S644

Bi-weekly, the IBD attending’s, colorectal surgeons, IBD fellows, nurses, and ancillary staff convene to discuss IBD cases, relevant literature, and IBD research in progress.


Clinical Didactics & Academic Skills

Wednesdays, 8:30-9:15AM, M422
This is a conference designed to review key concepts in GI and Hepatology, and to prepare for the Board Exam. Fellows and faculty present relevant topics, with boards-style questions included. One conference per month is dedicated to the development of academic skills and career development. Topics include: contract negotiations, abstract writing, maintenance of certification, IRB, etc.