Fellow Conferences

Daily Morning Conference Schedule

Monday CCU Clinical Conference
Tuesday Cath / EPS / M&M Clinical Conference
Wednesday Journal Club /  Advanced Core Curriculum
Thursday Bedside Rounds with Dr. Valentin Fuster
Friday Cath-CT Surgery High Risk Conference / Advanced Core Curriculum

Throughout the summer, there is a "basic" Core Curriculum on most mornings devoted to such topics as acute coronary syndromes, valvular heart disease, arrhythmias, antiarrhythmic devices, congestive heart failure, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, hemodynamics, cardiac catheterization, mechanical cardiac support, cardiac rehabilitation and lipid management. The conference schedule above resumes after the summer.

Each Monday, a fellow is responsible for presenting one or two instructive cases. The fellow selects the cases with support from appropriate attendings. The fellow and attending are responsible for presenting the cases and leading a discussion based on the literature.

On alternate Tuesdays, the Cardiac Cath Lab presents cases with an eye towards didactic instruction, clinical decision-making or presenting new literature data. One Tuesday per month is used for Electrophysiology presentations with the same idea as Cath Conference. The last Tuesday of the month is reserved for Quality Assurance and Morbidity/Mortality Conference, often together with Cardiothoracic Surgery.

On Wednesdays and Fridays, there is Advanced Core Curriculum (selected topics across broad areas in cardiovascular disease with a focus on imaging and heart failure) or Fellow Journal Club.

On most Thursdays, Dr. Fuster or another senior clinician makes bedside rounds on patients selected by the fellows for presentation and discussion.

Cardiology Grand Rounds are held on Monday afternoons at 5:00 PM. In addition, on one Monday each month, there is a Visiting Professor who participates in a discussion of the latest research in an area of controversy.

Other Conferences

  • ECG Conference (Tuesday)
  • Inter-Institutional Joint Pediatric Cardiology Conference with Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery (Wednesday)
  • Clinical Conference with Dr. Meller (Thursday)
  • Cardiac Pathology Conference (Wednesday)