Seminars and Conferences
The fellow participates in the conferences and postgraduate programs sponsored by the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and the Children's Heart Center. The fellow will also be responsible for informal and formal presentations to the medical students and residents on the Cardiology service on topics relating to the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in children.
Cardiac Catheterization Conference
This conference is part of the Clinical Management Conference. The fellow or attending faculty member will review clinical, non-invasive, and cath data on each patient cathed that week. The fellow associated with that case will participate in the ensuing discussion and include the results of that discussion in his/her cath report.
Clinical Management Conference
This conference provides the cardiology team the opportunity to discuss each patient scheduled for cath or surgery in the upcoming week. At this time, surgical approach is discussed on those patients scheduled for surgery. For the cath patients, the discussion centers around information to be gathered, blood tests to be run, potential interventions, etc. In addition, cardiology providers may present patients who present difficult or interesting clinical management problems for discussion.
This conference is for the fellows, echo faculty, and sonographers. Discussions may focus on a particular interesting echo performed in the last week or may be a didactic discussion of a particular topic related to echocardiography.
This is a weekly didactic lecture series, which covers all aspects of Pediatric Cardiology. The fellows and faculty present the lectures.
Monday Morning Report Conference
The entire Pediatric Cardiology Team gathers to review in-hospital patient activity from the previous weekend.
This conference serves to review current literature on a topic pertinent to the practice of clinical pediatric cardiology. The fellows will rotate responsibility for presenting the journal articles reviewed.
Morbidity and Mortality Conference
This conference reviews all mortality and significant morbidity occuring on the cardiology and cardiac surgery services. Fellows will compile data on these patients and present them at the conference. This conference meets quarterly.