Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule


The UVA Division of Nephrology holds conferences throughout the week. Fellows Conference runs year-round; the remainder normally run from September through May. Most conferences are held in the Kidney Center Conference Room on the 5th Floor, Multistory West Complex, Room 5101.  Periodically, one of the other conferences described below will be rotated into a slot for a regularly scheduled meeting in order to ensure that faculty and fellows have an opportunity to review and discuss cases and direct patient care in the conference setting.


Monday (12-1pm)


Kidney Center Conference Room

Tuesday (12-1pm)

Renal Grand Rounds

Kidney Center Conference Room

Wednesday (12-1pm)

Journal Club/Case Conference

Kidney Center Conference Room

Thursday (12-1pm)

Fellows Conference

Kidney Center Conference Room

Friday (8-9am)

Transplant Conference

Strickler Transplant Conference Room

Friday (12-1pm)

Medicine Grand Rounds

Education Resource Center Auditorium


Conference Descriptions

Summer Core Curriculum
A core nephrology curriculum is provided at the beginning of each academic year. This 2-month curriculum is intended to provide fundamental practical concepts on various topics in nephrology early in the training program. This permits the accelerated acquisition of core information used in management of outpatients and inpatients. Topics may vary from year to year but include: evaluation of renal function, hemodialysis (including continuous hemodialysis), peritoneal dialysis, evaluation and management of patients with acute and chronic renal failure, evaluation and management of acid-base and electrolyte disorders, evaluation and management of renal transplant patients, and others.

CIIR Seminar Series
Research from faculty-sponsored research projects are presented by faculty, postdoctoral fellows, or graduate students. Outside faculty are also invited to present research.  Research in Progress presentations are made during this conference by UVA faculty, fellows, and trainees.

Renal Grand Rounds
Distinguished national and international experts, from UVA and other institutions, present topics on different aspects of nephrology (clinical and basic science).

Medical Grand Rounds
Faculty from UVA and other institutions are invited to discuss clinical topics in medicine. Several times each year, nephrology faculty present. Internationally recognized nephrology faculty are invited as visiting professors.

Journal Club
The purpose of journal club is to mentor/develop the ability to critically analyze data reported in the recent or landmark clinical and basic science literature. In general, papers are presented and discussed from high quality clinical journals (NEJM, Kidney Int, Ann Int Med, Lancet, Transplantation) and basic science journals (Nature, J Biol Chem, Cell, Science, Proc Natl Acad Sci, J Clin Invest, Am J Physiol).

Fellows Conference
These conferences are dedicated to the discussion of interesting cases based a review of important topics in nephrology.  Fellows present cases and relevant information from the literature on diagnosis and management to the group for discussion.  Topics are selected to cover the required material for board preparation and practice of general nephrology.

Transplant Conference
Members attend this conference from multiple subspecialties including Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Surgery and Nephrology. Topics in organ transplantation are presented and discussed by faculty and fellows.

Morbidity and Mortality (M & M)
These conferences are held at least quarterly and are used to review near misses in daily work or patient care. They follow a scripted agenda and are aimed to improve quality of care and operations with focus on medical knowledge, patient care, delivery of care, and communications.

Pathology Conference
These conferences are held monthly.  Histiopathic findings of kidney biopsies are presented by our dedicated renal pathologist for clinical discussion.

Hemodialysis Vascular Access 
This is a multidisciplinary meeting of nephrology faculty and fellows, dialysis nurses, vascular surgeons and residents, interventional radiology faculty and staff in which care as presented, angiogram films reviewed and literature is reviewed.  Participants work on improving the processes of patient care and communications by developing and revising protocols.