GI Clinical Conference (4:00PM Monday Evenings)
This conference is held once a week and is one of the central events of the Gastroenterology & Hepatology Division Fellowship Program. The cases presented reflect current patient problems encountered in our teaching hospitals. In addition to fellows and faculty, active participants in this conference include members of the Departments of Radiology, Surgery and Pathology.
GI Academic Conference (5:00pm Monday Evenings)
A detailed schedule is prepared at the beginning of the academic year. The following activities occur at this time:
Clinicopathologic Conference (CPC)
Each fellow will discuss one CPC per year. A faculty member will be designated as mentor for the fellow’s presentation. Protocols are prepared by a GI faculty, are intended to be a problem-solving exercise for the fellow, and are typically given to the fellow one week prior to the conference.
Each of three fellows will present one article of interest from selected journals. A faculty mentor is assigned for each presentation.
Each fellow will give one seminar each year on a specific topic of gastroenterology or hepatology physiology or pathophysiology. The fellow is expected to present an in-depth review of the current thinking on the assigned topic.
Digestive Disease Research Seminar
These are formal lectures given by investigators of note from within or outside our division. These are selected to round out education as a sub-specialist and clinical investigator. The fellows have an opportunity to meet world-renowned investigators during and after these sessions.
Departmental GI Teaching Conferences:
These conferences are held at FMLH and VAMC. They are given by staff attendings for the housestaff on two separate occasions (once at FMLH and once at VAMC).
The following conferences are held at FMLH:
Pancreaticobiliary Conference – Every other Friday morning.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Conference - Once a month on the 4th Thursday from 5-6pm.
Liver Pathology Conference – Once a month on the 2nd Tuesday at noon
Liver Tumor Conference – Every other Monday morning.
Medical Grand Rounds are held every Friday at 8:00 a.m. at FMLH and are broadcasted to the VA Medical Center.
The following conferences are held annually:
GI Update/DDW - held every fall
AASLD Meeting Review - held the first Saturday in December
Liver Update - held every spring
Fellows are given a choice to select either the annual Digestive Disease Week (DDW) or the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) for travel each year.