Conferences for Fellows
Tuesday Clinical Conferences
The Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes holds a weekly Clinical Conference covering most major topics in the subspecialty at least once over a two-year period. Speakers include faculty from the Division, fellowship trainees, and guest speakers who review their areas of clinical expertise. Clinical cases are often used as a lead-in to in depth reviews on clinical presentation, diagnosis, and therapy as well as new developments in the genetic, molecular and cellular understanding of the pathogenesis of endocrine disorders. Once a month, this conference is organized and run by the current Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Consult fellow, and is devoted to the review of interesting patients recently evaluated by the Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Consultation Service.
Patient Management Conference
In addition to the weekly Clinical Conference, a monthly Patient Management Conference is held. Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes trainees and faculty present patients who are particularly interesting or who present a diagnostic or therapeutic challenge. The fellow currently on the Consultation Service organizes this conference.
One session each month the Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Division Research Conference takes the form of a Journal Club, which the MEND fellows lead on a rotating basis. The fellow chooses a recently published article that relates to important issues in clinical or basic endocrinology. The Fellowship Director approves the choice of article. A copy of the article is sent to all fellows and faculty a week or so, prior to the meeting, so that everyone will have read the article prior to the journal club. The fellow starts the journal club with a review of relevant background literature, and then leads a discussion of the article. This is a second way in which fellows develop communication skills as well as the ability to critically review literature. Depending on the article selected, the journal club discussion may cover a variety of other important issues, such as statistical analyses, ethical concerns, cost containment, etc. All MEND fellows and faculty, as well as other members of our academic community attend these sessions with interest in the topic to be covered. All fellows (and research faculty) present their research once per year, which generally also requires an introductory critical review of the literature. This is a very important experience in terms of developing communication skills.
This conference is a weekly conference held on Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, September through May. Fellows and/or the speaker selects the topic for the conference. The senior fellow(s) assumes the responsibility of recruiting and scheduling faculty members to lead the discussion and provide educational oversight. Please contact 615-6964 for more information.
Endocrine Oncology Tumor Board
In this multidisciplinary clinical conference, patients seen in clinic are reviewed with diagnostic and treatment decisions discussed. It is held after the Endocrine Oncology Clinic every Tuesday at 11 am on level B1 of the Cancer Center in Room B1-286. If you wish to have a patient discussed, feel free to contact the Endocrine Oncology department at 615-2421. Lunch is provided.
MEND Conferences: Research Conferences and Clinical Conferences on Fridays