Fellows have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of clinical and basic science research conferences in the Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Immunology Departments and the Medical School and Medical Center as a whole including:

  • Clinical Infectious Diseases Conference – Wednesday, 4:00 to 5:30 PM.  Every fellow is expected to attend these conferences each week.  This is a clinical conference during which faculty, fellows, residents and students present and discuss clinical cases or guidelines.
  • Journal Club – Second Friday each month, 12:30 - 1:30.  Every fellow is expected to attend these conferences each month and present on a rotating basis.
  • Core Curriculum Conference –  Thursday, 7:30 – 8:30 AM.  Each fellow is expected to attend these conferences each week.  A two-year schedule of ID related topics are covered during this conference.  These topics are meant to inclusively cover all ID related topics during a two-year fellowship and to serve as a basis for board review.  
  • HIV/AIDS Conferences – Third Friday each month, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM.  This conference consists a schedule of HIV-related topics followed by a team meeting consisting of case presentations primarily involving genotypes/antiviral histories to determine appropriate changes to treatment, as well as interesting cases of AIDS-related complications, along with review of important HIV/AIDS literature.  It is conducted by one of the HIV physicians, Drs. Crook, Zurlo, Whitener, on a rotating basis to review general topics in HIV medicine.  A series of introductory lectures for first year fellows will take place each August.
  • Research Conference - Third Friday each month, 12:30 – 1:30 PM. It is designed for brainstorming of research and/or program improvement projects for the fellows, monitoring progress of such projects, and presenting data (whether preliminary or at the polishing stage before formal presentation or submission for publication).
  • ACGME Core Competencies Lecture Series – This conference takes place usually on the first Thursday each month at 7 AM in the Hospital Auditorium.  The objective of the Lecture Series is to provide an institutionally sponsored, didactic program, aimed at covering some of the core topics inherent in the ACGME competencies.  These conferences should be considered mandatory.  Since they are available on-line, they can be viewed at a later time.