Conferences

Antibiotic Rounds – These meetings are with Dr. Tamar Barlam, chief of the Section of Infectious Diseases and the Director of Antibiotic Stewardship as well as the pharmacy team. During these informal meetings, with the fellows to discuss antibiotic management issues related to their current patients. These small group meetings provide a forum to discuss applied principles of antibiotic usage, quality assurance, and performance improvement. These meetings are felt to be one of the highlights of the fellows’ clinical experiences and a chance to learn about antibiotics from a senior clinician with vast experience in the field.

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

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Microbiology Plate Rounds (Working Plate Rounds and Teaching Rounds) – The microbiology plate rounds are led by Dr. Nancy Miller, the Chief and Vice Chair for Laboratory Medicine and Medical Director for Clinical Microbiology & Molecular Diagnostics. Using current patients, Dr. Miller provides a forum for teaching and clinical correlation, and

Frequency: Every 2 weeks, alternating with Antibiotic Management Rounds; Mondays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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CID Lecture – This conference is managed by Dr. Maura Fagan, one of our senior HIV clinicians. The series 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. With respect to HIV, the lectures cover a wide range of related topics such as metabolic complications, dermatologic manifestations, and drug resistance with lectures provided by experts in the field. Cases with complicated resistance patterns are reviewed. The summer sessions are aimed at providing new trainees with a review of basic topics in HIV care.

Frequency: weekly; Wednesdays 8:00am – 9:00am

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Clinical Case Conference and Case Forum – This is a joint adult and pediatric ID conference. For the first part of the 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. This is followed by 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; Friday, 1:05pm – 2:30pm

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Core Lecture Series –This lecture series covers 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. Lectures are given by experts in the field and include case-based board review questions. The lectures are recorded on Zoom for future reference by fellows when studying for the boards. Breakfast is provided.

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

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Fellow-Director Meetings – These 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. Breakfast is provided.

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

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Journal Club – This a monthly meeting attended by fellows and faculty, is an opportunity to review ID literature. The discussion is led each month by a designated fellow and faculty member. The fellow choses 2 articles, reviews them with the attending, and leads a discussion on the material. The fellows are also paired with a biostatistician (or biostats doctoral student) to review any methodologic questions.

Frequency: 1st Thursday of month 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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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 Thursday of month 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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 Research in Progress – 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: 4th Thursday of month 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Professional development lecture series – In conjunction with the rheumatology and endocrinology fellowship programs, this lecture series focuses on topics related to career development and personal well-being. These include topics relevant to clinical activities such as “Billing and coding” and “Effective bedside teaching” as well as topics aimed at educators and researchers such as “How to give an effective lecture.” We also cover material related to personal well-being and life after fellowship including “Contract negotiation,” “Stress management, and “Your financial health.” These cross-cutting lectures also provide an opportunity for ID fellows to get to know fellows from other medicine subspecialties.

Frequency: Friday’s 8:00am – 9:00am (6 Friday’s per year)