Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00am-9:00am   Core Lectures   Fellows’-Director Meeting (4th  Thursday of every month) Antibiotic Stewardship Rounds
11:00am-11:45 am       Microbiology Plate Rounds  
12:00pm-1:00pm Microbiology/ID Research Conference   CID Conference ID Grand Rounds

Article Presentation/Discussions (4th Thursday of every month)

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds 
  Professor Rounds
(2nd and 4th Monday of every month)
  Antiviral Case Series    
      Immunology Training Program Seminar Series  
1:15pm-2:30 pm         Clinical Case Conference
4:00pm – 5:00pm   ID Case Consult Forum    
5:00pm – 6:30pm     BMC /Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Infection Control Series (3rd Wednesday of every month)    

Conference Descriptions:

Core Lecture Series –Both adult and pediatric ID fellows attend and participate in these sessions. This lecture series has three components.  The first component provides a curriculum on a broad range of topics in infectious diseases over a two-year cycle.  Those topics are central to proficiency in the practice of infectious diseases as determined by ABIM recommendations for areas of study in preparation for the ABIM Infectious Diseases Subspecialty examination.  Boston University faculty in infectious diseases serves as the primary source of lecturers, along with outside speakers who have prominence in their fields of expertise.  The second component is a monthly session led by one of the fellows on a controversy or clinical question in Infectious Diseases.  The third and final component is a monthly session focused on the conduct of research that includes instruction in study design and conduct of clinical trials, basic biostatistics and epidemiology.   

Frequency: weekly, Tuesdays  8:00am to 9:00 am


ID Consult Case Forum – Fellows present complicated cases currently on the consult service to take advantage of the collective wisdom of faculty and fellows. Discussion focuses on differential diagnosis, management, as well as issues of quality improvement and professionalism.

Frequency: weekly; Tuesdays 4:00pm to 5:00 pm


Article Presentation/Discussions – a monthly meeting attended by fellows and faculty during which literature is reviewed and discussed. The discussion is led each month by a designated fellow and faculty member.

Frequency: every 4th Thursday of month; 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Fellow-Director Meetings – monthly meetings which serve as a mechanism for feedback about the program, educational experience, updates on scholarly projects, and any areas of concern in the clinic or clinical service that have arisen.  This collaborative discussion seeks to identify opportunities for improvement.

Frequency: every 4th  Thursday of month; 8:00am to 9:00am


Antibiotic Stewardship Rounds – informal meetings with the fellows to discuss antibiotic management issues.  These small group meetings provide a forum to discuss applied principles of antibiotic usage, quality assurance, and performance improvement.  

Frequency: as needed but a minimum of biweekly, Fridays 8:30am to 9:30am


Clinical Case Conference – a conference that deals with both clinical and research issues related to a broad range of infectious diseases affecting adults and children. Fellows choose, in collaboration with an attending physician, an instructive case.  The differential diagnosis and approach to the patient is discussed followed by a brief review of relevant literature.

Frequency: weekly; Friday, 1:15pm to 2:30 pm


Antiviral Case Series – to review the use of antiretrovirals based on clinical cases that the fellows encounter on the inpatient service or continuity (outpatient) clinic.

Frequency: every other week on Wednesdays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Center for Infectious Diseases (CID) Conference – this conference provides all clinic staff members with updates on a broad spectrum of topics in infectious diseases, including HIV Management and associated co-morbidities (e.g. diagnosis/treatment updates, health insurance/policies, wellness programs, and ongoing clinical trials in the center). 

The summer sessions are aimed at providing new trainees with a review of basic topics in HIV care.

Frequency: weekly (July-September), twice a month (October-June);  Wednesdays 12:00pm to 1:00pm


ID Grand Rounds – these conferences are focused on basic, clinical and/or translational research relating to Infectious Diseases, including HIV/AIDS, with an emphasis on relationships to clinical management.  Invited speakers are local, national, and international experts on infectious diseases, immunology and microbiology. 

Frequency: three times a month; Thursdays 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Department of Microbiology /Section of Infectious Diseases Research Conference – weekly series of invited speakers which emphasizes host-pathogen interactions and other basic research topics. Sessions are also provided that teach trainees to think critically and learn how to present their research.

Frequency: weekly; Mondays 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Immunology Training Program Seminar Series – weekly seminars providing outstanding speakers and topics that emphasize breadth and depth in various areas of immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry.

Frequency: weekly; Wednesdays 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Boston Medical Center /Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Infection Control Series – a joint activity with BIDMC, this series supplements the SHEA online training in hospital epidemiology and provides an opportunity to discuss case scenarios illustrative of different issues in infection control. Cases are discussed in small groups comprising fellows and faculty from both sites, followed by a brief didactic summary by a BMC or BIDMC faculty member.

Frequency: monthly, third wednesday 5:00 to 6:30 PM

Microbiology Plate Rounds (Working Plate Rounds and Teaching Rounds) – weekly microbiology plate rounds provide a forum for teaching and clinical correlation, and opportunities to understand diagnostic laboratory algorithms, see microbial culture and microscopic morphology, and share information about current cases. The experience is designed to be maximally relevant to the fellow, the consult team, and the supervising consult attending. Each adult ID and pediatric ID consult team participate along with Microbiology staff and Pathology residents.

Frequency: weekly; Thursdays 11:00am to 11:45 am

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine