Conferences & Scholarly Activities

Surgical Grand Rounds

This conference is held Wednesday morning and is moderated and coordinated by Scott Hobler, MD.  Each session may include one or more case presentations followed by a didactic lecture covering a topic pertaining to the case presented. Topics should include surgical anatomy, physiology, pathology, surgical history, pharmacology and nutrition as they relate to the presentation. This academic session will be prepared by a resident, faculty or visiting professor. All residents are required to present at least one Grand Rounds each year.

Cameron Conference

This conference is held every Wednesday.  This conference is attended by PGY-3,4 & 5 residents under the direction of Scott Hobler, MD.

Basic Science Conference

This weekly conference is held each Wednesday morning. The basic science curriculum is moderated by Scott Hobler, MD and Shyam Allamaneni, MD. Topics such as cardiology, fluid and electrolytes balance, acid-base, gastrointestinal disease and endocrinology are covered in order to prepare the residents for ABSITE and board examinations. The SCORE Curriculum, Cameron’s as well as Schwartz’s textbooks, along with other tutorials, are used as the foundation for these conference. 

Practice Based Learning Environment Conference (QI Conference)

This conference is held on Wednesday morning, proceeds Grand Rounds, which is made up of case presentations followed by discussion pertinent to those cases. Topics include operative complications and problems in wound healing, shock and circulatory physiology, fluid and electrolyte balance, metabolic response to injury and surgical nutrition. The resident who participated in the patient’s care is responsible for preparing complications and then present the case at the conference.   Residents are strongly encouraged to bring recent data/literature that may illustrate an improvement and/or current therapy.

Tumor Board Conference

All conferences are attended by radiology, oncology, pathology and surgery attendings to allow for a multi-disciplinary discussion on current cancer cases and their treatments. This conference includes a breast-specific conference held on Wednesday morning. The solid tumor conference is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, and thoracic tumor conference is held on the first and third Fridays of the month.

Tumor Board Conference

All conferences are attended by radiology, oncology, pathology and surgery attendings to allow for a multi-disciplinary discussion on current cancer cases and their treatments. This conference includes a breast-specific conference on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. The solid tumor conference is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, and thoracic tumor conference is held on the first and third Fridays of the month.

Journal Club / Quality Assessment & Improvement

This is a monthly conference held outside the hospital.    This conference is a rotation of core faculty members that includes the surgical residents and medical students.   The group follows the Institute for Healthcare Improvement curriculum with review or relevant literature/journals. 

Research Methodology

The research efforts of the residents are under the tutelage of John Cullen, MD.  Dr. Cullen acts as the resident mentor in assisting with the identification of research questions, the development of the research design studies, the collection and analysis of data and the final reporting of outcomes. Residents are expected to present throughout the academic year and their final research results during their Chief Grand Rounds.  

Readings Required:

  1. SCORE
  2. Greenfield 
  3. Schwartz Text (PGY-1, 2)
  4. Cameron Text (PGY-3, 4 & 5)
  5. Moore Vascular Text
  6. Marino ICU Manual

Weekly Calendar

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Risk Management Conference

This conference, which is held annually, is led by Diane Aldrich, Director of Risk Management. During this conference, residents discuss topics on ethics, practice management and medical-legal issues.

Vascular Surgery Conference

Vascular conference is held on the second Wednesday morning each month. This conference schedule has been developed by Richard Fries, MD, and it allows for a major vascular text to be read and discussed on a two-year cycle.

ICU Lectures

Lectures focus on ICU basic concepts and dive deep into relevant literature. The lectures incorporate literature and clinical management of critically ill patients.