Nephrology Fellowship Conferences

The Division of Nephrology & Hypertension provides a rich variety of lectures and conferences for fellows as they continue through the educational process.

Summer Core Curriculum
Weekly, Fridays from 7:30 -8:30 am (July-August)
A summer core nephrology curriculum is provided at the beginning of each academic year. This two-month curriculum is intended to provide fundamental practical concepts in various topics in nephrology early in the training program. It allows the accelerated acquisition of core information used in management of outpatient and inpatient clinics. Topics include material relevant to the emergency care of the renal patient and renal replacement therapies.

Core Curriculum Conference Series
Weekly, Fridays from 7:30 -8:30 am (rest of the year, over two years)
A series of conferences in the following formats: formal presentation of a topic, journal club format, where landmark publications relevant to the topic are distributed to fellows in advance for review and roundtable discussion.

Department of Medicine Fellowship Lecture Series
1st Tuesday, monthly, usually 7:30 am.
Fellows attend a series of conferences on ethics, patient safety, risk management, etc., provided by the Department of Medicine.

Journal Club
4th Wednesday, monthly
The purpose of Journal Club is to develop the ability to critically analyze data reported in the literature. In general, papers are presented and discussed from high-quality clinical journals (NEJM, Kidney International, J Am Soc Neph, Ann Int Med, Lancet, Transplantation) and basic science journals (Nature, J Biol Chem, Cell, Science, Proc Natl Acad Sci, J Clin Invest, Am J Physiol). The Journal Club is attended by fellows rotating at UH Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.

Research Conference
3nd Wednesday, monthly
The purpose of this conference is to expose fellows to a variety of basic science, clinical and translational research. This conference also provides fellows with another source of instruction in aspects of biostatistics, study design and research methodology. Fellows are encouraged to present their own research, providing them with the experience of presenting their data and receiving feedback about their project.

Renal Clinical Conference Series
1st, 2nd, 3rd Thursday, monthly
Conferences cover hypertension, renal physiology (and its clinical application), core topics in nephrology, renal biopsy case based presentations, or clinical case based generated topics. Fellows and attending physicians from UH Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center are presenting these conferences.

Renal Morbidity and Mortality Conference
4th Thursday, monthly
Morbidity and mortality cases that have occurred in the respective month are presented by renal fellows, residents rotating on the renal ward, and attending physicians on clinical services at UH Cleveland Medical Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.