Weekly Conferences

GI Multidisciplinary Conference (1)

Tuesdays from 4:30pm-5:30pm

4008 Old Clinic
Journal Club

First Tuesday of every month

Goal: To foster a sense of critical awareness in the literature towards sound medical decision-making.
Format: Links to the week’s articles will be sent to attendees prior to the session. One attending and one fellow each present two articles – one as a summary review, and the other for in-depth discussion.
Core Curriculum Conference

All other Tuesdays of the month

Goal: to present GI-related topics covering all of the major areas of GI and hepatology over a 3-year cycle for clinical fellows. This constitutes our core lecture and curriculum series and helps prepare our fellows to sit for boards.
This conference enables fellows to:
– explain pathophysiology as it relates to the particular organ system/disease process in gastroenterology, and
– describe the clinical correlation of the organ system/disease process.
Other sessions not relating specifically to AGA core curriculum topics include: GI coding, billing and compliance, Olympus in-service demonstrations and training, UNC Meaningful Use Initiative, and the Joint Commission on GI Core Measures.
New Fellow Orientation Series
For the month of July, we present topics at 4:30 PM on Tuesdays in the OR classroom on the 2nd floor of the main hospital preceding the start of Core Curriculum Conference in August. This allows us to cover relevant topics extensively for our new fellows, including: principles of sedation, esophageal motility testing, anorectal manometry, foreign body retrieval, radiology of the GI tract, endoscopy and mucosal sampling, management of upper and lower GI bleeds, and capsule endoscopy.

 

GI Multidisciplinary Conference (2)

Wednesdays from 7:30am-8:30am
Bioinformatics 4137

Clinical case conference


First and third Wednesdays of each month

Format: One faculty member and two fellows are assigned to bring a 20-minute clinical case for presentation.Purpose: This conference provides the opportunity to review interesting and challenging cases seen recently on our consult service or in clinic with care providers within the GI division, as well as outside physicians.Objectives:

  • delineate the principles of gastroenterology and hepatology as illustrated by that week’s most instructive patients seen in UNC-Hospitals and clinics;
  • describe the changing methods and therapies applied in the UNC setting;
  • develop a habit of critical thinking through active discussion between trainees and faculty colleagues;
  • provide feedback to individual practices and groups.
GI Grand Rounds


The second Tuesday of each month

Format: A key faculty member presents an in-depth talk on cutting-edge therapeutic advancements in the various sub-specialties within our field. Each month covers a major area of GI health care, from novel therapies for IBD and HCV, to updates in continued quality improvement.
Morbidity and Mortality (M & M) Conference


The fourth Wednesday of each month

Goal: To discuss complications related to procedures performed in our endoscopy suite.

Monthly Conferences

Dr. Shaheen Lunch


The second Wednesday of each month, 12pm-1pm

GI Clinic Conference Room

  • Dr. Shaheen hosts a closed lunch meeting with the GI fellows. Announcements are made via email.

 

Medicine Grand Rounds


Thursdays, 12pm-1pm

4008 Old Clinic

(or attend via WebEx)

 

IBD Journal Club


The last Monday of every other month, 5pm
Bioinformatics 4137

  • Consists of in-depth group reviews of two important articles in the area of IBD. Fellows are welcome to attend but do not need to present papers, which is done by our IBD faculty members who select articles considered to be of relevance for clinical decision-making in IBD. Up to four papers are reviewed, with presentation of 5-10 minutes per paper.

 

Research Seminar Series


Thursdays from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (August through May)
2004 Marsico

Tumor Board Conference


Mondays at 7:30am
Sanofi Conference room (Cancer hospital, ground floor, CG222)

  • Purpose: to discuss pathology and radiologic results of patients with GI tumors.

 

Liver Conferences

The transplant hepatology fellow is expected to attend all of the following conferences. The liver fellow is expected to attend the conferences marked with an asterisk (*).

Transplant Hepatology Clinical Case Conference


Tuesdays from 7:15am-8am

4002 Burnett-Womack Building

  • The transplant hepatology fellow presents a brief case for presentation and discussion. A hepatology faculty member will also present a brief didactic session covering topics involving hepatology and liver transplant.
  • The last Tuesday of the month is substituted for Hepatology Journal Club where each hepatology faculty and transplant hepatology fellow bring articles to discuss from the major hepatology journals. Other gastroenterology fellows are welcome to attend.

 

Hepatobiliary Conference*


The first and third Wednesday of each month from 12:30pm-1:30pm

Aventis Conference Room (Cancer Hospital, first floor)

Liver Histopathology Conference* (given by the Department of Pathology)

The second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1:30pm-2pm

Surgical Pathology suite on the third floor (30149) of the Women’s Hospital (room 30208)

 

Transplant Selection Committee*


Wednesdays from 2pm-3pm

Transplant Clinic Conference Room on the 4th floor of UNC Hospital (Anderson Wing)