Conferences

Plan for Academic Year 2018-2019

  1. Orientation months: July-August. Lectures must be handed to the fellowship coordinator to be uploaded to Blackboard/Canvas.
  2. Starting September 2018 through June 2019:
    1. Each month will start (or end) with a transplant topic.
    2. Each month will have a theme/topic
    3. These topics will follow the most recent NephSAP issues
    4. The topic will be covered with fellows and attendings
    5. The topics will be assigned to the fellows at the beginning of the year. No more last-minute topic selection.
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        1. Transplant lectures(fellows will rotate for these months) - (shown in yellow)
        2. Basic Science lectures including classic literature by the attendings (shown in green)
        3. Fellows lectures ( shown in blue)
        4. Wrapping up and monthly test (shown in red)
    1. Transplant lectures for the academia year 2018-2019:
      1. Basic Science of transplantation -  September 2018
      2. Immunosuppression –why we do what we do?  - October 2018
      3. Mechanism of Rejection and Antibody mediated rejection -  November 2018
      4. Noninfectious SHORT term Post-Transplant complications I  -  December 2018
      5. Infectious Post-Transplant complications  I  - January 2019
      6. Infectious Post-Transplant complications  II  - February 2019
      7. Noninfectious LONG term Post-Transplant complications  II  - March 2019
      8. Improving organ utilization, the art of donor-recipient matching  - April 2019
    1. Topics:
      1. Electrolytes/Acid-base disorders - September 2018
      2. Hemodialysis/Access - October 2018
      3. Peritoneal Dialysis - November 2018
      4. CKD -  December 2018
      5. Hypertension - January 2019
      6. Glomerular Diseases - February 2019
      7. Renal Bone diseases/Kidney Stones -  March 2019
      8. Anemia of CKD - April 2019
      9. Acute Kidney Injury/Critical Care Nephro - May 2019
      10. Pregnancy/Cystic Kidney diseases - June 2019
    1. Example month (month of Peritoneal Dialysis):
      1. 1st week: Transplant topic
      2. 2nd week:
        1. Mechanism of Peritoneal Dialysis (basic science lecture)
        2. Journal club: Classic literature
      3. 3rd week:
        1. Grand round: Infectious complications of PD
        2. Grand round: non-infectious complications of PD
      4. 4th week:
        1. Case presentation, M&M or Evidence-based debate
        2. Journal club: updated article
        3. Exam is the last Friday of each month at 2pm-3pm (fellows are excused from clinical duties), NO EXCEPTIONS.
    1. Biopsy Conferences will be monthly. One case with concise review of literature.
    1. Professor rounds will be the first Thursday of the month and will go over the exam questions from the previous month.