Medical College of Wisconsin Nephrology Events
Core Nephrology Topics
Every Friday from 2-3 p.m./4 p.m. Faculty led lectures or small group discussion on core nephrology topics including but not limited to chronic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, dialysis, vascular access and kidney stones and hypertension. We also include demonstrations of renal ultrasound, dialysis water treatment and technical aspects of home dialysis machines. Topics have corresponding readings in the textbook.
Every Tuesday from 3-3:30 p.m. A fellow presents a case under the supervision of a faculty. Faculty and fellow lead discussion and focus on one important topic for an interactive case‐based learning session. These are attended by fellows, faculty, and advanced practice providers, as well as residents and medical students on service.
Nephrology research Conference
Every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Research presentations and journal clubs are led by faculty from MCW or guest speakers from other institutions. These focus on novel research findings and new clinical practices.
Renal Biopsy Conference
The third Tuesday of the month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. This is typically presented by our Nephropathologist, who reviews nephrology pathology slides from recent cases and aid fellows in interpretation.
Froedtert Hospital Vascular Access Conference
The second Thursday of the month at 7:30 a.m. / VA vascular access conference: The first Wednesday of the month from 4-5 p.m.
These multidisciplinary conferences bring together nephrologists, vascular access surgeons and interventional radiology to discuss and trouble shoot patients with vascular access issues. Attended by fellows during their outpatient rotations.
VA dialysis Committee
The third Tuesday of the month from 12-1 p.m. Multidisciplinary meeting of nephrologists, nurses, social worker, dietician, technicians, and biomedical engineering to review quality metrics of the VA dialysis unit and implement changes as needed. Attended by fellows on their VA outpatient rotation.
Transplant Surgery Presentation/Journal Club/Conference/M&M
Every Thursday from 3-4 p.m. Various topics on transplant medicine. Attended by fellows during their transplant rotation.
Pre‐transplant Kidney Transplant Selection Committee
Every Friday starting at 1 p.m. Attended by multidisciplinary transplant team; nephrologists, surgeons, social workers, psychologists, and pharmacists. Attended by fellows during their transplant rotation.
Living Donor Selection Committee
Every Wednesday starting at 4:30 p.m. Attended by multidisciplinary transplant team; nephrologists, surgeons, social workers, psychologists, and pharmacists. Attended by fellows during their transplant rotation.