Educational Conferences

Yale University has a great tradition of education, and fellowship training is one of the most important missions of our section. Our program has many educational conferences, and fellows have additional opportunities to participate in many excellent conferences offered at Yale. 

Our section conferences are planned to enhance knowledge of pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology. Departmental conferences and Digestive Diseases (Adult Gastroenterology) conferences are aimed to provide broader knowledge of pediatrics and gastroenterology. Fellows have opportunities to attend various Yale University courses to prepare themselves for research. Fellows are also encouraged to attend national fellows’ conferences and national meetings of NASPGHAN and AGA.

Section Conferences

Fellows coordinate, attend and present in various section conferences. These conferences are mandatory.

All fellows present interesting and difficult cases in a formal powerpoint presentation with relevant review of literature. All section members attend and give feedback.

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Fellows and faculty present various topics in a formal powerpoint presentation. Visiting faculty members from different departments including surgery, digestive disease, transplantation also present their talks.

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A topic is selected by a faculty member and fellows present recently published articles with critical analysis of methodology and limitations.

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Fellows collect interesting pathology cases and communicate with the pathologist prior to the conference. At conference fellows present a clinical summary, and pathology slides are reviewed. Different gastrointestinal and liver biopsies, surgical resection samples are reviewed so that fellows learn to diagnose common pathological conditions in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology.

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Fellows collect interesting radiology cases and communicate with the radiologists prior to the conference. At conference fellows present a clinical summary, and radiology images are reviewed. Different x-rays, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI images are reviewed so that fellows learn to diagnose common conditions in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology with characteristic radiology findings.

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Fellows collect interesting surgical cases and communicate with the pediatric surgical fellow. At conference, fellows present a clinical summary and radiology images are reviewed. Different x-rays, ultrasound, CT scan images are reviewed and cases are discussed with surgery faculty and fellows so that fellows learn indications, contraindications and complications of surgical treatment.

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Section Conference Topics

Following are some examples of topics covered in detail in section conferences.
Orpharyngeal Disorders

Perianal Disease

GI Bleeding

Polyposis

Foreign Bodies & Toxic Ingestions

Hirshsprungs & other Motility Disorders

GERD

Constipation

Allergic Enteropathies

Gastrointestinal Infections & Bacterial Overgrowth

Celiac Disease

Short Bowl Syndrome

Gastritis

Pediatric Ostomy Management

Abdominal Pain & Dyspepsia

Pediatric Diarrhea

IBS

Pediatric Endoscopy 1

IBD

Pediatric Endoscopy 2

Esophageal Disorders

Anomalies of the GI tract

Departmental Conferences

Fellows are encouraged to attend Grand rounds on a regular basis. However they must attend if topics involve gastroenterology/hepatology or are part of fellowship requirements (e.g.core competencies).

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Fellows attend this conference regularly to present and listen to other fellows’ presentations. These seminars also have required talks for fellows education e.g. cultural competency.

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Fellows are encouraged to attend discharge conferences on a regular basis. However, they must attend if the case involves gastroenterology/hepatology issues.

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Digestive Diseases Conferences

Fellows are encouraged to attend conferences on a regular basis. However, they must attend if topics involve physiology or pathophysiology relevant to pediatric gastroenterology.

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First year fellows present an interesting case with a review of the literature once every six weeks. All section members and adult gastroenterologists discuss the case and give feedback. Fellows are encouraged to attend conferences on a regular basis.

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Cholestasis

Metabolic Liver Disease

Biliary Atresia

NAFLD

Fulminant Hepatitis

Indications for live biopsy

Viral Hepatitis in Children I

Pediatric Liver Transplantation

Viral Hepatitis in Children II

Portal Hypertension

Autoimmune Hepatitis

CF: Nutrition, Pancreatic Insufficiency

Drug-Induced Hepatitis

Pancreatitis

Departmental Conferences

Fellows are encouraged to attend Grand rounds on a regular basis. However they must attend if topics involve gastroenterology/hepatology or are part of fellowship requirements (e.g.core competencies).

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Fellows attend this conference regularly to present and listen to other fellows’ presentations. These seminars also have required talks for fellows education e.g. cultural competency.

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Fellows are encouraged to attend discharge conferences on a regular basis. However, they must attend if the case involves gastroenterology/hepatology issues.

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Digestive Diseases Conferences

Fellows are encouraged to attend conferences on a regular basis. However, they must attend if topics involve physiology or pathophysiology relevant to pediatric gastroenterology.

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First year fellows present an interesting case with a review of the literature once every six weeks. All section members and adult gastroenterologists discuss the case and give feedback. Fellows are encouraged to attend conferences on a regular basis.

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Malnutrition

TPN

Departmental Conferences

Fellows are encouraged to attend Grand rounds on a regular basis. However they must attend if topics involve gastroenterology/hepatology or are part of fellowship requirements (e.g.core competencies).

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Fellows attend this conference regularly to present and listen to other fellows’ presentations. These seminars also have required talks for fellows education e.g. cultural competency.

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Fellows are encouraged to attend discharge conferences on a regular basis. However, they must attend if the case involves gastroenterology/hepatology issues.

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Digestive Diseases Conferences

Fellows are encouraged to attend conferences on a regular basis. However, they must attend if topics involve physiology or pathophysiology relevant to pediatric gastroenterology.

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First year fellows present an interesting case with a review of the literature once every six weeks. All section members and adult gastroenterologists discuss the case and give feedback. Fellows are encouraged to attend conferences on a regular basis.

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