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Conferences Offered



Disease Oriented Clinical Conference

Monday 3-4pm   Location:  CSB Room 937

These conferences are designed to cover the diseases specified within the curriculum over a three-year period. Lectures are given by faculty, fellows, and outside speakers.

Case Conference

Monday 4-5pm  Location:  CSB Room 937

Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to pulmonary, critical care, sleep and allergy patients are discussed in detail along with the relevant literature on a weekly basis at these conferences. The Chief Fellow moderates and fellows usually present and discuss the cases.


Lung Tumor Board

           Wednesday 7:30-8:30am 
           Location C454 UIH (Radiation Oncology Conference Room) 

This weekly conference with pulmonologists, medical oncologists, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons, and pathologists discusses the management aspects of lung cancer patients. 

Research Journal Club

Thursday 12-1pm Location: COMRB 3075
The Thursday noon research journal club is for all trainees (fellows, postdocs, students) carrying out research in the Division. Its goal is to review the latest outstanding research from the literature to keep the audience current on what is happening in the field. The Research Journal Club run from October to May.


Pulmonary and Critical Care Research Conference
Thursday 3-4pm  Location:  CSB Room 937

This weekly conference is held from September through May and covers all aspects of pulmonary research. Emphasis is on basic and clinical work-in-progress.

Principles of Practical Pulmonary Conference

Thursday 4-5pm  Location:  CSB Room 937

This weekly conference is a core series of basic procedures and skills followed by basic physiology and topics not related to a specific disease. Lectures are given by faculty, fellows, and outside speakers.

Other Conferences

There are many conferences at the university on a variety of both clinical and research topics. The Department of Medicine holds many weekly conferences that fellows may attend. These include Medical Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Ethics Conference, and Autopsy Conference. Other conferences that fellows attend include a day long bronchoscopy workshop and a large-animal lab for practice putting in chest tubes, both held in July off campus, and a lung pathology course.

The Pulmonary and Critical Care fellows are strongly encouraged to join professional societies and attend national meetings. Every fellow is encouraged to attend at least one national conference annually. Fellows are given $750 yearly to help defray educational expenses.

There are many outstanding regular research conferences that fellows are also encouraged to attend if they are interested in a particular area.