Allergy & Immunology Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs, and Clinical Case Conferences are held every Friday morning from September to June.
Allergy & Immunology Grand Rounds is a weekly forum in which fellows, faculty, and guest speakers rotate to present a variety of clinical and basic immunology topics, drawing either from published literature or the speaker's ongoing research. After Grand Rounds, the fellows present interesting and educational cases regarding which active discussion is encouraged.
There are also journal clubs which meet on alternating weeks. The Allergy & Immunology Journal Club focuses on recent clinical or translational literature that furthers our understanding of allergic & immunologic disease processes and therapeutics. The combined Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology Journal Club provides further exposure to basic immunology and/or translational articles and research colleagues to discuss with them with.
We have a strong commitment to supporting the growth of our fellows as educators and communicators. In addition, it is often the case that the best way to learn is to teach. Thus, a share of our conferences are given by fellows. While it is their responsibility to prepare their remarks, faculty are available to help them organize the flow of ideas and instruct them in the design of good teaching slides. After the presentation the faculty provide feedback, and in this fashion educate the fellows as competent scientific communicators. There are also opportunities to teach medical students, residents, fellows in other specialties, and nurses. Submission of abstracts to regional and national meetings for poster or oral presentation is also encouraged.
Additional seminars available to attend include:
- Introductory Allergy & Immunology Summer Lecture Series held in July and August
- Medicine Grand Rounds
- Pediatric Grand Rounds
- Rheumatology Grand Rounds
- Severe Asthma Symposium organized each October by the Yale Center for Asthma & Airway Disease (YCAAD)
- Human and Translational (HTI) seminars. This weekly seminar features nationally recognized internal and outside speakers.