Conferences, Routines, Research

Conference Schedule

These didactic lectures are designed to enhance your learning experience. Participation is key to obtaining maximum benefit from these lectures.

Thursday or Friday Vascular bi-monthly Noon Conference

Weekly Noon – 1:00 PM
This conference is attended by vascular as well as cardiology fellows.

Format of the conference varies from formal lectures of vascular medicine and laboratory topics by staff, clinical management, case-based discussions with Staff; review of Guidelines (one fellow assigned to present a portion of a selected Guideline); review of relevant book chapters (one fellow assigned to review and present a given book chapter).

Vascular Medicine Journal Club

Occur at variable dates throughout the year. Two articles are reviewed by two different fellows (one article each) and presented for discussion.

CardioVascular Medicine Grand Rounds

Every Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
During this speakers (including external invited speakers) present state-of-the-art lectures on various cardiovascular medicine topics.

At the end of the year, the fellow is scheduled to give a formal Grand Round presentation. This can be on any topic of the fellow’s choice, but preferably on their research project.

Interdisciplinary (Vascular Medicine/ Vascular Surgery/ Interventional Radiology/ Interventional Cardiology) Weekly Morning Conference

Weekly Thursday 6:45 AM – 7:30 AM (Vascular Core lecture series, morbidity/mortality and Imaging/ Interventional conference)

Monthly Multidisciplinary Pulmonary Embolism Conference:

Every third Thursday 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
This is an interdisciplinary conference between all thrombosis experts/proceduralists and surgeons where complex PE cases are reviewed, new literature is reviewed and quality improvement programs are discussed and implemented.

Vascular Neurology weekly Morning Conference

Weekly 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
This conference is attended by vascular as well as neurology and interventional neurology fellows.
The format of the conference is case-based discussions with Staff of recently encountered clinical cases.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Every Friday Noon – 1:00 PM
Fellows are highly encouraged to attend Medical Grand Rounds weekly and are expected to attend any vascular-oriented conferences.

Additionally, the fellow will attend Society for Vascular Medicine sponsored Fellows course and Vascular Medicine Board review. The fellow also has access to an online vascular ultrasound board review course and vascular medicine board review course.


Each fellow is expected to participate in a research project which should be presented as well as submitted for publication. To accomplish this they are provided a ½ day each week. The research project must be approved in advance by the Program Director. The research elective is for fellows with an active and ongoing project that can be taken to completion. The plans for time must be outlined in detail.

We would like the project to be submitted to a national meeting for presentation (e.g., Society for Vascular Meeting Annual Meeting, American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting, or American Heart Association Annual Meeting) and prepared for publication. It is expected that the topic is decided upon and initiated as early as possible, ideally by September. There will be an introductory meeting to discuss the research opportunities within the department and how to get started. Each fellow will select a staff physician who will supervise this research project/s.