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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 Nephrology 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.
Summer Core Lecture Series: These lectures are provided during July and August. They 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.
Core Curriculum Conference: This weekly 1-hour conference provides didactic instruction on important topics within nephrology and related fields. Nephrology fellows, faculty, and faculty members from other disciplines present at these meetings.
Journal Club: This 1-hour 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 1-hour 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, nephrology fellows, transplant surgeons, mid-level clinical providers, social workers, and psychologists.
Fellow Case Conference: During this weekly conference, two fellows will each present a 30-minute case with high yield points. Fellows and faculty present will add to the discussion regarding diagnosis and management.
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-May), Johns Hopkins faculty and invited external speakers discuss various aspects of nephrology research and clinical practice. Second year fellows are required to present their scholarly projects during this conference at the end of the year.
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.
Additional First Year Conferences:
Dialysis Lecture Series: Lectures provided over the course of the 2-week mandatory dialysis rotation during the first 3-months of their fellowship.
Additional Second Year Conferences:
FABE Lectures: About fifteen lectures provided every other week after Fellow Case Conference from September to June. These lectures provide an in-depth understanding of fluid, acid/base, and electrolyte pathophysiology.
Good Sam PD Lectures: These lectures are scheduled at various times throughout the year. Basic peritoneal dialysis lectures given by our Good Samaritan faculty. These lectures are designed to give a basic understanding of peritoneal dialysis.
Physiology Fridays: About eighteen lectures provided every other week after Fellow Case Conference from August to June. These lectures will focus on in-depth nephrology physiology.
Renal Disease Interest Group (RDIG): This 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 conference 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.
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