Allergy and immunology fellows participate in a variety of scheduled conferences, including:
- Weekly didactic clinical conferences
- Journal clubs
- Case presentations and reviews
The faculty also encourages the fellows’ participation in scientific meetings at the national level. Recent examples of fellow participation in research include studies of the role of IL-33 in severe asthma and the improved definition of asthma phenotypes for genomics studies.
Conferences and Seminars
Allergy/Immunology Grand Rounds (weekly)
Research and clinical topics in allergy, immunology and related disciplines are presented in a didactic fashion by various program faculty.
Board Review Session (weekly)
Audiovisual material from board review courses is seen and possible board questions are discussed.
Basic Immunology Session (weekly)
Fellows and faculty read and discuss chapters from a basic immunology text, highlighting the important facets and clinical correlation of basic science.
Interesting Patient Consults
Consults from the previous month are discussed in the first week of the month. The purpose of this session is to help fellows discuss differential diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of unusual consults.
Allergy/Immunology Journal Club (monthly)
Fellows discuss interesting articles from a wide variety of journals.
Interesting Immunodeficiency Patients
Patient stories are discussed one week of the month. Much like the interesting patient consult session, the purpose is to help fellows discuss presentation, differential diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of immunodeficiency diseases.
Additional Conferences and Seminars
Fellows are also encouraged to attend the following conferences:
- Medicine Grand Rounds
- Pediatric Grand Rounds
- Molecular Medicine Conference
- General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) Conference