All conferences are held on Tuesdays from 2:45 to 4:45 pm and Friday 12:15-1:15 pm.
Summer Core Curriculum
A core nephrology curriculum is provided at the beginning of each academic year. This 2-month curriculum is intended to provide fundamental practical knowledge in various topics in nephrology early in the training program. This allows fellows to acquire core information necessary for management of outpatients and inpatients. Topics include: hemodialysis (IHD, CRRT), peritoneal dialysis, nutrition management, KDOQI guidelines, vascular access evaluation, management of vascular access dysfunction and evaluation of renal function.
Nephrology Core Curriculum
These conferences are designed to provide a comprehensive review of basic physiologic, pathophysiologic, and clinical aspects of nephrology. Various topics like fluid, electrolyte disorders, glomerular diseases, acute kidney injury, kidney diseases in pregnancy are included in this series. In addition, transplantation conference series are conducted by transplant nephrologists.
Trainees present a journal club article relevant and current to nephrology /hypertension. Trainees present both current and milestone articles. They are expected to review the basic science and clinical implications of the article. During the conference, fellows are expected to critique the hypothesis, experimental designs, results and analysis of data. Appropriate related articles are also critiqued. The Journal Club conference is held twice a month. Transplant Journal Club is held every second Thursday of the month from 12-1 pm.
Renal Research Conference
This conference is designed to provide fellows the opportunity to present their ongoing research work. Fellows are expected to review the current and up-to-date knowledge and background on their research project. They are required to discuss the various components of the research project- hypothesis, design, results and analysis of data. The Renal Research conference is held once a month.
Clinical Case Conference
This conference is designed for the trainees to present an extensive review and detailed analysis and discussion of a clinical case encountered during his/her clinical rotation. Fellows are expected to provide diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the case. They are required to review the current knowledge and related literature during the presentation. The Clinical Case conference is held once a month. (Approved for 1 hour of category 1 CME credit)
Nephrology Biopsy Conference
This conference is designed for a detailed review of renal and transplant biopsy cases encountered by the fellows during their rotations. Fellows are expected to write a clinical protocol. They are also required to read the biopsy slides during the presentation with guidance of the renal attending and pathology attending. Nephrology Biopsy Conference is held every first Tuesday of the month at 4:00 P.M., at the University of Illinois and every first Friday of the month at the John H. Stroger Hospital at 8:45 A.M. (Approved for 1 hour of category 1 CME credit)
Nephrology Radiology Conference
This conference is designed for presentation of interesting studies of patients with varied renal diseases. This conference allows fellows acquire knowledge in interpretation of x-rays, ultrasounds, IVP's, CTs and MRIs. The Radiology Conference is held on the fourth Friday of the month at 8.45 am in the Department of Radiology Conference Room, John H. Stroger Hospital.