Infectious Disease Case Conference:
Each consult team presents 1 - 3 interesting or puzzling cases; all are invited to present unique or difficult cases from the outpatient clinic. The emphasis is on generating discussion and sharing the most unusual or difficult cases. Case presentations can be made verbally. PowerPoint is recommended for lab data, radiographic images, and histopathology and microbiology images. No handouts are required. No formal presentations (i.e., lectures) are necessary, but if fellows find some interesting study or related information, they are encouraged to share it.
Joint NMH/Lurie Children's Hospital Infectious Disease Case Conference:
Cases are presented as “unknowns” by ID fellows and discussed by attendings. The presenting fellow then gives a brief formal discussion of the issues raised by the case. First year fellows present on average one case per month.
Infectious Disease Journal Club:
Assigned fellows and faculty (three/per session) bring an informative, topical or controversial journal article to discuss.
Infectious Disease Research Forum:
Research concepts, ongoing projects and completed research are discussed.
Infectious Disease Fellows Core Lecture Series:
A range of core curriculum topics including HIV/AIDS, antimicrobial resistance, infection control, and clinical, epidemiological, and basic research are presented by the infectious disease faculty. The fellows participate in the selection of the topics for this conference.
Clinic Staff Conference:
Fellows join the supervising attending physician, the clinic nurse manager, HIV advanced practice nurse, clinic nursing staff, clinic social work staff, and clinic pharmacist to review patients receiving outpatient parenteral antibiotics and other complicated active patients followed in the clinic.
Antibiotic Formulary Subcommittee of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee:
Monthly one hour meeting to discuss issues of antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in the hospital.
Infection Control Committee Meeting: