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Educational Conferences

Journal Club: This weekly conference is led by surgeons in the Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and is attended by critical care fellow(s), residents, medical students and division faculty. A fellow will be assigned to lead the discussion each week and will be responsible for presenting articles. The faculty members choose the topics and assist with article selection.

Core Curriculum Conference: This weekly conference, moderated by the SICU attending was developed specifically for the fellowship. It is attended by the fellow(s), residents and medical students rotating on the SICU rotation, advanced practice providers in the SICU, and attending(s) from SICU, trauma and acute care surgery services as available. Each week, a different core curriculum topic will be discussed. The residents/fellow(s) will be expected to utilize the available data in the medical literature to discuss the topic and relate the information to the patient population in the ICU.

Trauma Morbidity and Mortality Conference: This weekly conference (except the 3rd Thursday of each month - see below Critical Care Grand Rounds), moderated by the Trauma Medical Director, is attended by the division faculty, fellow(s), residents on the SICU/trauma service, advanced practice providers, and trauma administrative staff. Complications on the Trauma service are discussed. The patents' hospital course, operative interventions, complications, and adherence to standard of care and practice management guidelines will be discussed. It is expected that patient charts be reviewed prior to the conference to ensure an educated discussion. Determinations will be made on each case regarding opportunity for improvement in the care of said patient and if the case should be escalated to the monthly multidisciplinary Peer Review Committee. This conference is peer protected information and confidential.

Critical Care Grand Rounds: Multidisciplinary conference in conjunction with other critical care groups in the hospital. A variety of speakers and topics are presented on up to date critical care topics.

Trauma Peer Review: Monthly multidisciplinary process improvement conference regarding the care of the trauma patient.

Trauma Systems: Monthly multidisciplinary conference that reviews policies and procedures related to trauma patients.

Trauma Video Review: Monthly multidisciplinary conference focusing on team dynamics, efficiency and the care of the trauma patient in the resuscitation bay.

GME Core Competency Conference Series: Series goal is to provide accessible and valuable instruction aligned with the ACGME Competencies and CLER Pathways and support KUH Quality and Safety Initiatives. Presentations are often case-based and audience participation is encouraged.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Surgery
Mail Stop 2005
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-3117