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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 numerous excellent conferences offered at Yale.

Our section conferences are planned to enhance knowledge of neonatal-perinatal medicine. Departmental conferences are aimed to provide broader knowledge of pediatrics and scholarly activity. Fellows have opportunities to attend various Yale University courses to prepare themselves for research. Fellows are also encouraged to attend regional and national fellows’ conferences, and national meetings of organizations where they present the results of their research.

Section Conferences

Daily

Radiology Rounds (2 pm)

Fellows present a clinical summary, and radiology images are reviewed with the radiology attendings. X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, and MRI images are reviewed so that fellows learn to diagnose conditions in neonatal-perinatal medicine with characteristic radiology findings.

Weekly

Departmental Fellows Conference (Monday 12pm)
This conference covers core scholarly activities for all fellows in the department of pediatrics. Topics such as writing a grant/abstract, critically appraising the literature, professionalism, and ethics are covered.

Didactic Conference (Tuesday 1pm-3pm)
Fellows and faculty present various topics, with a focus on those that will be important to care for infants in the NICU, as well as prepare trainees for the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Board Examination. In addition to neonatologists, visiting faculty members from areas including surgery, cardiology, pulmonology and maternal-fetal medicine also present on topics relevant to the care of infants requiring intensive care. On-service fellows present interesting and difficult cases with relevant review of literature. All section members attend and give feedback.

Case Conference (Tuesday 3pm)
On-service fellows present interesting and challenging cases with relevant review of literature. All section members attend and give feedback.

NICU Clinical Overview (Tuesday 4pm)
Fellows and attendings review the most interesting and challenging cases in the NICU and discuss diagnostic and/or therapeutic questions.

Pediatric Grand Rounds (Wednesday 12pm)
This conference covers core topics in pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties, as well as cutting-edge research and best practices in clinical medicine. Speakers in these sessions are invited guest lecturers from across the country, as well as members of the Yale faculty.

Divisional Conference (Friday 12pm)
This conference covers relevant neonatal topics in a rotating format, including Journal Club, Fellow Research Presentations, Guest Lecturers, Protocol Reviews, and Multidisciplinary Morbidity & Mortality Conference.

Quarterly

Surgical Conferences
This conference provides a forum to discuss pertinent topics between the Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Anesthesia, and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Interesting cases may be reviewed, and guidelines for care may be developed or refined. The fellows from each of these divisions alternate in the presentation of the chosen topics.

Joint Cardiology Conference
This conference provides a forum to discuss pertinent topics between the Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and Cardiothoracic Surgery. Interesting cases of infants with congenital heart disease are reviewed, and guidelines for care may be developed or refined. The fellows from each of these divisions share in the presentation of the selected cases.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Conference
This conference provides a forum to discuss pertinent topics between the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Maternal Fetal Medicine to discuss interesting cases, topics of mutual interest, and novel evidence-based medicine that could impact management guidelines.