Core Lecture Series


Fellow Director Meetings



Antibiotic Rounds

Research in Progress

Center for ID conference

ID Grand Rounds/ Journal Club

Medical Grand Rounds


1:15-1:45 Microbiology Plate Rounds

1:05-2:30 Clinical Case Conference & Consult Case Forum



Conference Descriptions:

Antibiotic Management 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 every 2 weeks, Fridays 8:30am – 9:30am


Center for Infectious Diseases (CID) Conference – this conference provides updates on a broad spectrum of topics in infectious diseases, particularly those commonly managed in the outpatient setting.  Topics include HIV, hepatitis, travel medicine, and STDs.  The summer sessions are aimed at providing new trainees with a review of basic topics in HIV care.

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


Clinical Case Conference – a joint adult and pediatric ID conference.  Fellows provide a formal case presentation, identify a clinical or research question the case has raised, and present a review of relevant literature.  Fellows choose the case and topic for discussion in collaboration with an attending physician.

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


Core Lecture Series –A lecture series to provide 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 the ABIM recommendations. 

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



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 – 9:00am


ID Consult Case Forum – an informal forum to discuss active cases on the consultation service to take advantage of the collective wisdom of faculty and fellows.  Discussion focuses on differential diagnosis, management, and issues of quality improvement and professionalism.

Frequency: weekly, Mondays 12:00pm – 1:00pm


ID Grand Rounds – this conference is focused on basic, clinical and/or translational research relating to a broad range of infectious disease topics, with an emphasis on relationship to clinical management.  Invited speakers are local, national and international experts on infectious diseases, immunology, and microbiology.

Frequency:  2nd and 4th Thursday of month 12:00pm – 1:00pm


Journal Club – 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: 1st Thursday of month 12:00pm – 1:00pm


Microbiology Plate Rounds (Working Plate Rounds and Teaching Rounds) – 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.

Frequency:  1st and 3rd Thursday of month 1:15pm -1:45pm


Research in Progress –ID faculty and senior fellows present their current research projects or grant proposals.  The conference provides an overview of active research being conducted within the Section.  It also allows for a lively discussion of different research hypotheses and approaches, providing feedback to the presenter and instruction for trainees on critical thinking.

Frequency: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of month 12:00pm – 1:00pm