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Educational Activities

  • ID Clinical Conference – Weekly conference which is run by the ID fellows and residents in Medicine and Pediatrics. Two cases are discussed in detail each week. Topics in clinical microbiology, pharmacology and infection prevention are also presented. It is held on Thursdays from 11:30 am-1 pm in the McCann conference room (3-6232). Clinical Conference Schedule
  • ID Seminar Series – Weekly seminars held on Fridays at 8:30 am in the McCann conference room (3-6232) and presented by faculty. Core topics in Infectious Disease, including antibiotics, pharmacokinetics, biostatistics, epidemiology, research design, vaccines, travel medicine, parasitology, immunology, HIV, and major disease entities are covered. Hospital epidemiology seminars are also presented by the Infection Prevention program.
  • ID Journal Club – Held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at noon in the McCann conference room (3-6232). Review of all clinically relevant journals in infectious diseases. Both faculty and fellows participate. The new website for ID Journal Club is at: The ID Journal Club schedule can be found here: Journal Club Schedule
  • ID Research Conference – Weekly presentation of new grant ideas or ongoing research by graduate students, post-docs, ID fellows and faculty. Held the first and third Tuesdays of the month at noon in the McCann conference room (3-6232).
  • AIDS Center Clinical Conference – Weekly conference on clinical and laboratory aspects of HIV infection. Held at noon on Mondays. AIDS Clinical Conference.
  • City-Wide ID Conference – This conference is held monthly on the last Thursday of the month. The conference location rotates around the Rochester area hospitals. Outstanding cases in infectious diseases are presented and discussed.
  • Attending Rounds – Daily rounds by a member of the full-time faculty with fellows, residents and medical students.
  • Infection Control Training – The University of Rochester, in collaboration with other teaching hospitals in the community, has developed a syllabus and self-study program with a post-test component, which has met the Department of Health and State Education Department requirements. New York State Certification is provided upon completion.  Formal Courses – Fellows and faculty and staff may attend Microbiology, Virology, Immunology, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and other courses offered by the School of Medicine.