This is a weekly cardiovascular conference (Thursdays from 7 – 8 a.m.), which uses a multiple of formats including case conferences, invited speakers, and presentations of active cardiovascular research being performed at the Medical College.
A biweekly teaching conference (every other Wednesday from 7 – 8 a.m.) with a revolving didactic curriculum and interesting case review to enhance the invasive and interventional base of the fellow.
A weekly teaching conference (Mondays from 7 – 8 a.m.) to discuss electrophysiology cases, procedures and current literature. This conference is held at the Zablocki VA Medical Center.
The fellow assigned to speak is responsible to meet with the faculty member and discuss their presentation 1-2 weeks prior.
If the fellow cannot present on their assigned day, he/she is responsible to find a replacement 1 month in advanced and inform Dr. Fayn and the faculty member they are assigned to about the switch or replacement.
In addition to the scheduled conferences, any questions which arise on EP-related cases or interesting EKG's during clinical rotations or clinics should be e-mailed to Dr. Fayn at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be discussed during one of the conferences.
A biweekly teaching conference (every other Wednesday from 7 – 8 a.m.) to review interesting echocardiograms, cardiac MRIs, cases in which the imaging was instrumental in the management of the patient, etc.
This is an ongoing 60-minute research seminar that meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Cardiovascular Research Center.
This occurs twice per month (Thursdays from 7 – 8 a.m.) and reviews key articles attempting to cover all of the important areas of cardiology over a 3-year cycle. This serves not only as a mechanism for board review but also concentrates on mechanism of performing a critical review of these journal articles by the fellows. The articles are chosen by the responsible faculty member and assigned to individual fellows on a rotational basis. Usually 3 articles are reviewed.
This is a more informal conference meeting once monthly (Thursdays from 7 – 8 a.m.) to pick out and review key articles in that month's Circulation, JACC, and The New England Journal of Medicine. A faculty member is present for the discussion.
Ventricular Tachycardia Symposium
This is a two-day symposium on Ventricular Tachycardia, with a focus on catheter (endocardial and epicardial) ablation treatment of VT. It features nationally and internationally recognized experts on these topics. There will also be a hands-on, guided pig-heart dissection with a focus on ablation-related cardiac anatomy.