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A series of multi-disciplinary seminars and conferences provide a framework of instruction to augment clinical training in nephrology. Faculty members both within the Renal Division and from other divisions or institutions and fellows participate in weekly conferences. These conferences provide a venue to gain up-to-date knowledge of key issues within nephrology and to discuss practical issues with experienced nephrology attendings. All lectures are teleconferenced live across both campuses and archived within the Division's Sharepoint site.

July-August Core Lectures:  These daily lectures are provided during the first month of nephrology fellowship and are intended to cover basic topics in clinical nephrology essential to jump-start clinical training in nephrology.

Starting in September, a representative weekly schedule of conferenes is summarized in the following table.

12 PM


 Journal Club OR
Pathology (CPCC)
 BV Consult Rounds OR
Lunch with the Professor
Renal Transplant Conference*
2 PM    Renal Grand Rounds
3 PM  Kidney Transplant
4 PM  RDIG*  

*Non-compulsory: Attendance based on fellows' interest and current rotation.

Core Curriculum Conference: This weekly hour-long conference provides didactic instruction on important topics within nephrology and related fields. Nephrology fellows, renal faculty members, and faculty members from other disciplines present at these meetings.

Journal Club:  This hour-long weekly conference reviews important basic science and clinical research publications with the objectives of imparting skills in the critical review of medical literature and familiarizing participants with publications of significant relevance or application to research and/or clinical practice in nephrology and related fields.

Clinical Pathologic Correlation Conference (CPCC):  During this hour-long conference, relevant medical history and clinical data of cases seen at Johns Hopkins and external institutions are presented and histopathologic findings are reviewed in detail with renal pathologists with the purpose of correlating clinical findings with renal histopathologic observations.

Kidney (and Pancreas) Transplant Meeting:  Specific issues regarding potential transplant donors and recipients that arise after initial pre-transplant evaluations are discussed in this weekly meeting to confirm final donation or transplantation eligibility. Psychosocial, ethical, cultural as well as medical issues are discussed among all members of the transplant team which consists of transplant nephrologists, renal fellows, transplant surgeons, mid-level clinical providers, social workers, and psychologists.

Renal Disease Interest Group (RDIG):  This weekly to biweekly conference serves as a platform to present and discuss ongoing renal-related research throughout the Johns Hopkins Institution. Participants are comprised of a multidisciplinary group of fellows and faculty members from nephrology and other divisions within the School of Medicine and trainees and faculty members from the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This provides an opportunity for fellows and faculty alike to present and obtain thoughtful and productive input on proposed and ongoing research projects and enhances collaborations across disciplines.

Bayview Consult Rounds: During this weekly conference, the fellow rotating through the inpatient Bayview Consult Service presents 1 to 2 interesting clinical cases evaluated over  the past week to discuss the diagnosis and management of these patients in an informal group setting with fellows and experienced renal faculty members.

Lunch with the Professor:   When external faculty members are presenting at Renal Grand Rounds, they are invited to have lunch with fellows, giving fellows the opportunity to informally interact with renowned leaders within the field of nephrology.

Renal Transplant Conference:  This weekly lunch meeting (under the auspices of Transplant Surgery) covers various aspects of renal transplantation as presented by Johns Hopkins faculty members and invited external speakers.

Renal Grand Rounds:  During this weekly conference (September-June), Johns Hopkins faculty and invited external speakers discuss various aspects of nephrology research and clinical practice.

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