Section Conferences

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

Section Conferences

Case Conference (Monday 2 pm - weekly)

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

Didactic Conference (Monday 3 pm - monthly)

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.

Journal Clubs (Monday 3pm - monthly)

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

Pathology Rounds (Monday 3 pm - monthly)

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.

Radiology Rounds (Monday 3 pm - monthly)

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.

Surgical Conferences (Monday 4 pm - monthly)

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.

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