Educational Conferences

In addition to practical clinical experience we provide other structured opportunities for learning, including those listed below.

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  Critical Care Section Conferences

Research Conference
Weekly presentations on study design, statistics, databases, organization and interpretation of literature, manuscript writing and editing, research ethics, oral and poster presentations, evidence-based medicine, and research in progress.

Clinical Didactics Conference
Weekly lectures from multiple disciplines on basic and advanced pathophysiology, state-of-the-art diagnostics and therapeutics, and new programs.

Morbidity & Mortality
Monthly fellow-led review of the previous month's census in the critical care units.

  Additional Conferences

Cardiac Cath Conference
Weekly multidisciplinary review of upcoming cardiothoracic surgery procedures, presented by cardiologists and surgeons.

CV Journal Club
Monthly review and discussion of current literature on a topic in cardiology, CV surgery, anesthesia, or ICU management.

CV Case Review
Monthly case-based review of management.

Joint Fellowship Curriculum
A required monthly presentation of topics for academicians-in-training from all disciplines.

Multidisciplinary Surgical Conference
Bi-monthly fellow-led conference for critical care, general surgery, and anesthesiology.

Academic Research Conference
Weekly presentation of current research by pediatrics faculty.

Pediatric Grand Rounds
Weekly lecture for staff physicians, trainees, and students.

Trauma Grand Rounds
Monthly lecture on trauma-related topics.

  Other Conferences and Meetings

Administrative Meeting
Required monthly meeting directed by the Fellowship Director. The objective is to learn and practice administrative and leadership skills, focusing on issues that impact the fellowship.

Fellows' Meeting
Monthly forum to discuss issues relevant to the fellowship with the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Director.

Other Committee Meetings
Second- and third-year fellows may be appointed to a committee relevant to their clinical or research interests by the Section Chief or Fellowship Leaders.

Core Curriculum
Weekly didactic conference covering the core topics in pediatric critical care medicine. Speakers include faculty from within the division as well as outside the division.

Bedside Professor's Rounds
Case-based discussion with fellows and local "experts," occurs in the PICU twice per month.

Cardiac ICU Lecture Series
Didactic conference focused on Cardiac Intensive Care issues, occurs twice per month.

Simulation Curriculum
Simulation is used to augment education in procedural skills during orientation. Simulation is also used at various points throughout the year to augment education on team work and specific clinical scenarios.

Contact Us

Department of Pediatrics
Critical Care
9000 W. Wisconsin Ave. MS 681
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Renee Draper
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Pediatrics Critical Care
(414) 266-3392