Confererences

Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow General Conference Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8 – 9 am   CHEST CONFERENCE*
Kimberg
PH8E-115
LVRS CONFERENCE
(1st & 3rd Wed.)
Darling HP 1st floor
TUMOR BOARD
(1st & 3rd Thur.)
5 Garden South
(Rm 411)
 
PATHOLOGY CONFERENCE*
(Last Tues. of month)
Kimberg
PH8E-115
ILD CONFERENCE
(2nd & 4th Thur.)
Darling HP 1st floor
12 – 1 pm  

DIDACTIC LECTURES*
Summer
(July – Sept)
Atchley-Loeb
PH8E-107

MEDICAL GRAND ROUNDS
Myrna Daniels Auditorium
ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY DIDACTIC LECTURES
Richards Cournand, PH9
JOURNAL CLUB*
Kimberg
PH8E-115
1 – 2 pm       DIDACTIC LECTURES* FELLOWS MEETING*
1st Fri. of Month
Kimberg
PH8E-115
2 – 3 pm     CRITICAL CARE FORUM
(2nd Wed. of month)
HC Rm 4-674
   
MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CRITICAL CARE
Journal Club
(Last Wed. of month)
SICU Conf Rm
3 – 4 pm       CRITICAL CARE
Grand Rounds

HC Conf Rm 1&2
 

* Mandatory Conference for all PCCM Fellows
** Mandatory Conference for PCCM Research Fellows, strongly encouraged for all fellows excluding fellows in MICUA and on transplant service

Chest Conference: Given by 1st year fellows, attended by all fellows and pulmonary, allergy and critical care faculty. This conference consists of two 30-minute case-based presentations, a brief review, and a focused discussion on a specific clinical question about the diagnosis or management pertinent to the clinical case.

Pathology Conference:  This is a multidisciplinary, case-based conference of interesting pulmonary and critical care cases with anatomic pathology.  The clinical details of the case are presented, chest radiologists read the thoracic imaging, and a pulmonary pathologist reviews the pathology slides.

Pulmonary & Critical Care Didactic Series: Lecture series focusing on major pulmonary and critical care topics from the fellowship core curriculum alternating between pulmonary & critical care medicine, given by PCCM faculty, as well as faculty from other disciplines.

Pulmonary Journal Club : Every week, a fellow presents a thorough review of an article recently published in Pulmonary or Critical Care Medicine literature.  They are required to critique the clinical study design and statistical methods, examine the pros and cons of the article, and generate discussion with the audience.   A clinical epidemiologist in our division helps facilitates the discussion.
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PACC Research Conference: This is a research-in-progress conference for PCCM faculty and fellows to present data and results from their original research projects and a conference in which nationally recognized, visiting professors/investigators present their research.

Chest Radiology Conference: This is an educational conference where fellows review and discuss chest radiographs and CT scans of their patients with Dr. Neil Schluger (link out to profile) and Dr. Chun Yip (link out to profile)

Critical Care Clinical Case Conference (C5): Our fellows identify patients seen in the MICU, critical care consult service, or step-down unit with interesting teaching points from the month. The fellows caring for these patients present the case highlighting the teaching elements. This conference is attended by fellows, residents, MICU NPs and critical care faculty. This serves as a forum for discussion of methods for quality improvement in addition to rare diseases and management strategies in critical care.

Critical Care Forum (CCF): This is a monthly fellow-led review and active discussion of the literature on key controversies in current critical care. It is presented by a 2nd or 3rd year fellow, and is attended by all PCCM fellows, MICU NPs and critical care faculty. This is also a forum for identifying potential research projects to help answer outstanding questions.

Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Conference: This is a bimonthly interdisciplinary conference attended by pulmonologists, rheumatologists, radiologists, and pathologists, where faculty and fellows present interstitial lung disease cases. 

Thoracic Tumor Board: This is a bimonthly interdisciplinary case conference attended by pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists.  Discussions surround the intricacies of diagnosis, staging and management of lung cancer and thoracic surgery cases.
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LVRS Conference: This is a bimonthly interdisciplinary case conference attended by pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, radiologists, and physiatrists, where all patients under consideration for lung volume reduction surgery are reviewed.

Multi-Disciplinary ECMO Conference:This is a quarterly case conference run by Dr. Cara Agerstrand (link out to her profile) attended by critical care attendings, PCCM fellows, thoracic surgeons, and cardiologists to discuss cannulation strategies and management of complex medical ECMO (veno-veno and veno-arterial) cases.

Pulmonary Hypertension Multi-Disciplinary Conference: This is a monthly case conference run by Dr. Erika Berman attended by adult critical care attendings, PCCM fellows, thoracic surgeons, cardiologists, and pediatric cardiologists. Discussions surround the diagnosis and management (medical and surgical) of complex pulmonary hypertension cases.

Critical Care Grand Rounds: This is a series of invited lectures from visiting faculty for a large audience of the greater critical care community at Columbia including medical, surgical, neurological, cardiac and pediatric intensive care providers and staff.  Twice a year one of our senior PCCM fellows presents a case-based lecture involving a critical review of the current literature on a critical care topic of their choice.