GI Fellowship Conferences

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A weekly Medical-Surgical Clinical Conference allows in-depth discussion and interaction between gastroenterology faculty and fellows, surgeons, radiologists and pathologists on selected cases of unusual interest or particular teaching value. The conference includes presentations by gastroenterology fellows, faculty, and surgical staff. The schedule for this conference also includes a Morbidity & Mortality Conference every other month. Cases for this conference are presented by the Advanced Endoscopy fellow and the Surgery fellow.

Frontiers in Digestive Health is a monthly series of state-of-the-art lectures on pertinent current topics. It combines faculty from all area teaching hospitals together with distinguished visiting professors and covers concepts relating to clinical and basic research of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.

The Digestive Diseases Research Core Center (DDRCC) Seminar Series is held at noon every Wednesday from September through June. Talks for this series are given by faculty in various disciplines from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, and the Cleveland Clinic. Topics include new and exciting research breakthroughs in such areas as inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis C, NASH, liver diseases, and much more.

Fellows' Conference every Thursday morning focus on clinical topics. Following a core curriculum designed for new fellows, a wide range of faculty and fellows from both within the division and affiliated departments, as well as visiting professors, provide didactic talks over a three-year cycle. A pathology conference provides an interactive instruction in interpretation of gastrointestinal and liver biopsies. A series of evidence-based medicine is also included.

Research Conference once per month features presentations by divisional and visiting faculty. In spring, each fellow presents data on his or her individual projects.

Journal Club meets once a month and is devoted to controversial issues of gastrointestinal and liver diseases. Faculty members are responsible for coordinating the sessions and typically include articles related to their expertise.

Fellows are encouraged also to attend weekly Morbidity & Mortality conferences on Fridays and Grand Rounds on Tuesdays given by the Department of Medicine.