Fellows in the nephrology and hypertension fellowship program attend and present at various conferences to collaborate with one another and showcase their work to faculty, residents and students.
Tuesday, noon-1 p.m.: Core Curriculum Conference
A didactic lecture series by the teaching faculty and designed to cover, over the course of two years, all of the required core knowledge content in nephrology, as recommended by the ACGME and the ASN.
Thursday, noon-1 p.m.: Salt and Water Conference (1st & 3rd weeks of the month)
In this weekly clinico-pathological case conference, interesting and instructive cases from the clinical services are presented by the fellow with the guidance of the rounding attending. The audience is invited to suggest a differential diagnosis and approach to the work-up and initial treatment, after which any definitive diagnostic results, including kidney biopsy findings are revealed. The presenting fellow then leads a discussion of pathophysiology and treatment options and reviews the pertinent literature.
Thursday, noon-1 p.m.: Journal Club (last Thursday of the month)
Fellows are assigned on a rotating basis to present and critically review a recently published clinical or basic science paper in nephrology and transplantation. A teaching faculty member is assigned primary responsibility for proctoring the conference. The goal is to keep fellows and faculty abreast of new developments in the field and to provide a forum to debate their merits.
Friday, 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Sullivan Conference (Nephrology Grand Rounds)
This is the foremost conference of the division and is intended to showcase the state-of-the-art clinical and basic science advances in nephrology. Attendance is expected by all clinical and research faculty, fellows, residents and students on service. The speakers include invited national and international visiting professors, and division and Kidney Institute faculty. In addition, each fellow is expected to present one conference yearly, under the guidance of a faculty-mentor.