CONFERENCES

Conference Overview

Cath Conference
This weekly conference moderated by interventional cardiology attendings contains didactic training on core interventional cardiology topics and serves as a forum for discussion on complex diagnostic or interventional cases and emerging topics in the interventional field.

Clinical Case Conference
This series is a presentation and discussion of interesting cases seen at UIC or JBVA in the inpatient or outpatient setting. Discussion will be moderated by an attending physician, and all aspects of the case will be analyzed, with a special emphasis on clinical reasoning, guideline-recommended treatment, and use of the literature.

Echocardiography Conference
This weekly series combines didactics on core topics in echocardiography acquisition and interpretation with interesting case discussions presented by the general fellow and moderated by a noninvasive cardiology attending. Lectures given by a general cardiology fellow reviewing interesting cases with a discussion facilitated by an echo attending.

EKG Conference/Board Review
Attending physicians lead a review of EKG interpretation from basic to advanced principles, and review EKG examples and multiple-choice questions to prepare fellows for general cardiology boards and for clinical practice.

Electrophysiology Conference
This weekly conference offers attending and fellow-led didactics on all major topics in electrophysiology. Once monthly, the general fellow on the EP consult service presents a complex clinical case or journal club article for discussion. A second conference series presented by the EP advanced fellow highlights interesting or complex EP cases, with in-depth analysis on interpretation of intracardiac electrograms, mechanisms and pathophysiology of complex arrhythmia, and nuances of device placement and troubleshooting.

Evidence-Based Medicine/Journal Club
Fellows are instructed in the basics of clinical trial design and how to critically appraise literature. Interesting original research articles are presented by a general fellow and moderated by a faculty member.

Fellows’ Boot Camp
This intensive lecture series, held in July and August each year and presented by attending physicians across the Division, is designed to prepare new general fellows with practical knowledge in all major areas of cardiovascular disease. Special emphasis is placed on what the fellow will need to know when on call.

Grand Rounds
This monthly lecture series consists of distinguished outside speakers invited to present on topics ranging from basic research to the cutting edge of clinical practice, with opportunities for fellows and faculty alike to network with these speakers.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference
Moderated by faculty, cases are presented to foster discussion and allow for learning about errors and adverse outcomes in a supportive environment.

Multimodal Imaging Conference
This lecture series covers major topics in cardiac CT, nuclear, and MRI imaging modalities. In addition, interesting clinical cases are presented and discussed.

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