Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Conferences

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The Cardiovascular Fellowship program at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center offers numerous didactic conferences that complement teaching on clinical rotations and are essential for all fellows attend. These include Core Curriculum Conferences, Cardiovascular Research Conference, ECG Conferences, Journal Club, Morning Report, Combined Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery Conference, Echocardiography/Imaging Conference, Cardiac Catheterization Conference, Case Clinical Conference and Morbidity & Mortality Conference. The PowerPoint slides from conferences are archived on a shared server on the UH network for future viewing. Core curriculum lectures are repeated on a yearly basis, and sectional conferences are designed to cover the expected range of pathologies for that subspecialty.

Monday

EP Conference
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Subspecialty conference directed principally towards EP faculty and fellows and the general cardiology fellow rotating on electrophysiology. However, it is open to all faculty and general cardiology fellows.

Echocardiography Conference
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
The echo fellow presents interesting cases with the echo faculty and reviews a topic relevant to one of the cases. “Echo Jeopardy” and “Echo Survivor” are periodic offerings. Other educational imaging modalities (MRI, CT, nuclear) are discussed as well.

 

Tuesday

Cardiac Catheterization Conference at UH
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Case-based review of LV, coronary and peripheral vascular angiography, hemodynamics and relevant lectures given by interventional fellows and faculty. Vascular medicine conference (MRI, CT, nuclear, and echocardiography), which includes vascular surgery faculty and house staff, rotates on a monthly basis.

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Weekly conference for the Department of Medicine, with renowned national and international lecturers.

 

Wednesday

Clinical Case Conference/Morbidity and Mortality
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Conferences prepared (with the guidance of a faculty mentor) and presented by fellows. This conference generally serves as a platform to critically analyze clinical studies and discuss the basis for ACC/AHA guidelines for clinical care in a specific area amongst the faculty. M&M is held the last Wednesday of the month.

CRISS conference
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
The Cardiovascular Research Institute Seminar Series (CRISS) in which the Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, Case Cardiovascular Research Institute and invited laboratories present a critical and in-depth review of a research project to MD and PhD HVI scientists, cardiology faculty and fellows. Featured are seminars related to basic cardiovascular physiology, molecular biology and vascular biology. General cardiology fellows present their proposed and completed research projects at this conference.

 

Thursday

Fellows’ Conference
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
This conference comprises faculty lectures relevant to cardiovascular anatomy, physiology/pathophysiology, hemodynamics, and basic, clinical, and epidemiologic sciences. Initially, the conference is front-loaded (fellows’ school) with daily lectures covering basic cardiologic skills and cardiac emergencies management during the month of July; throughout the remainder of the year, the conference is held on Tuesday mornings, covering core topics that are tested on ABIM cardiology board exam. Journal Club is held the last Tuesday of the month.

Cardiology Grand Rounds at UH
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Conference with topics in Cardiovascular Medicine presented by invited nationally and internationally renowned physician-scientists as well as UH Cleveland Medical Center faculty.

 

Friday

Cardiac Catheterization Conference at VA
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Combined conference with inpatient cardiology service, cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology. Case-based review of LV, coronary and peripheral vascular angiography, hemodynamics, and echocardiogram. The fellow rotating through the laboratory gives a brief presentation on topics related to cardiac catheterization and invasive management of cardiovascular diseases.

EP Conference
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
EP conference directed principally towards EP faculty and fellows, as well as general cardiology fellow rotating on electrophysiology. Topics covered include invasive and non-invasive assessment and management of arrhythmias as well as interesting cases are presented.

Please note that attendance it taken at all conferences and compliance is discussed at the semi-annual meeting with the Program Director.