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Fellowship Program: Conferences

Fellowship training is augmented by the core conference schedule which consists of didactic conferences and case conferences. Additionally, the following clinical and research conferences sponsored by the Division of Infectious Diseases and affiliated departments are available:

Fellows Didactic Conferences

  • ID Morning Conference takes place every Tuesday and Thursday and provide exposure to a core curriculum as well as a wide variety of infectious disease topics ranging from basic concepts to the very latest research.
  • Case conferences provide an opportunity for fellows to present their most interesting cases from the inpatient service. Presentation at this conference is primarily the responsibility of the fellows in the adult infectious disease department, but the experience is shared with fellows from the infectious disease programs in pediatrics and Harlem Hospital on a rotating basis.
  • The ID Journal Club allows the fellows, with attending supervision, to present and participate in general discussion about the most current publications.
  • HIV Journal Club the attending and HIV providers will present and lead the discussion of recent articles in the field of HIV treatment, prevention and epidemiology.
  • Research seminars are designed to expose fellows to the clinical- and laboratory-based research opportunities available within the division and throughout the medical center. These seminars include, for example, Department of Microbiology and Immunology research seminars seminars or workshops help by the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
  • Antiretroviral resistance meetings are informal monthly meetings during which providers discuss antiretroviral management of difficult cases.
  • HIV conferences are biweekly conferences organized by the HIV/AIDS program which cover all aspects of HIV primary care.
  • Microbiology Didactics are biweekly didactic sessions that offer a review of the relevant topic followed by focused plate rounds in the microbiology lab
  • Infectious Disease Intercity Rounds are held at hospitals throughout the New York metropolitan area. Columbia fellows present at these rounds when our institution is the host. For an up to date conference schedule and more information please visit: http://www.mskcc.org/research/infectious-disease/donald-armstrong-infectious-disease-rounds
  • Grand Rounds at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies are interdisciplinary research seminars that focus on behavioral causes of and consequences of HIV infection. The weekly seminars cover topics such as the intersection of HIV infection and gender, treatment strategies for infected populations, and the innovative dissemination of scientific findings. See http://www.hivcenternyc.org/lectures/
  • Department of Medicine Grand Rounds take place every Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Epidemiology Grand Roundsare monthly seminars on broad range of topics, fostering academic exchange around key issues in epidemiology. Lectures are held every Wednesday each month from 4:00-5:30 p.m.