Conferences

Conferences include a weekly tumor board conference, a weekly lecture/seminar in cardiac and thoracic surgery and related basic science aspects, a cardiac and thoracic surgery mortality and morbidity review conference, a combined pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery conference reviewing all children studied during the previous week, a weekly cardiac transplant conference, and the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds.

Name of Conference (teaching round, seminar, journal club, etc.)Frequency (weekly, monthly, etc.)Mandatory or ElectiveIndividual(s) or Department Responsible for Organization of Sessions
Resident Teaching and Lecture seriesWeeklyMandatoryCariothoracic Surgery (following TSDA educational program)
M & M conference (Cardiac)Bi-weeklyMandatoryCardiac Surgery Selection Chief
M & M conference (General Thoracic)MonthlyMandatory for Thoracic Rotation ResidentsGeneral Thoracic Surgery Section Chief
Cardiac Case Review ConferenceBi-monthlyMandatoryCardiac Section Chief
Heart Transplant/Advanced Heart Failure ConferenceWeeklyElectiveSurgical Director Center for Advanced Heart Failure
Cardiology Grand Rounds & Cath Case ConferenceWeeklyElectiveCardiology Section Chief
Cardiology Grand Rounds & Cath Case ConferenceWeeklyElectiveCardiology Section Chief
Simulation/Wet LabsQuarterlyElectiveCardiac & Thoracic Faculty
Journal ClubQuarterlyMandatoryCardiothoracic Surgery Residents and Various Faculty
Cardiothoracic Board ReviewQuarterlyMandatoryCardiac Surgery Section Chief
Cardiothoracic Mock OralsBi-monthlyMandatoryCardiac & Thoracic Section Chief
Pediatric Cardiac CatherizationWeeklyMandatoryPediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Department of Surgery Grand RoundsWeeklyElectiveChariman Dept. of Surgery
Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Program Tumor BoardWeeklyMandatory for Thoracic Rotation ResidentsGeneral Thoracic Surgery Chief and Oncology Dept.
Thoracic Anesthesia ConferenceWeeklyMandatory for Thoracic Rotation ResidentsGeneral Thoracic Section Chief and Anesthesia Dept.
Tumor Board, West Haven VA HospitalWeeklyMandatory for Thoracic Rotation ResidentsHematology/Oncology Dept.
Tumor Board, West Haven VA HospitalWeeklyMandatory for Thoracic Rotation ResidentsHematology/Oncology Dept.
M&M Conference West Haven VA HospitalWeeklyMandatory for Thoracic Rotation ResidentsVA Cardiothoracic Surgical Chief and Surgical Service Chief
Multidisciplinary Cardiac Catheterization Conference West Haven VA HospitalTwice weeklyMandatory for Thoracic Rotation ResidentsVA Cardiothoracic Surgical Chief and VA Cardiology Interventional Chief