The regularly scheduled conferences for the Allergy/Immunology Training Program include:
Allergy/Immunology Grand Rounds (weekly). Research and clinical topics in Allergy, Immunology and related disciplines are presented in a didactic fashion by various program faculty.
A weekly Board Review session where audiovisual material from board review courses are seen and possible board questions are discussed.
Basic immunology session, (weekly), where the fellows and faculty read and discuss chapters from a basic immunology text, highlighting the important facets and clinical correlation of basic science.
Interesting patient consults from the previous month are discussed in the first week of the month. The purpose of this session is to help the fellows discuss differential diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of unusual consults.
Allergy/Immunology Journal Club (monthly). The fellows discuss interesting articles from a wide variety of journals.
Interesting Immunodeficiency patients are discussed one week of the month. Much like the interesting patient consult session, the purpose of this session is to help the fellows discuss presentation, differential diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of immunodeficiency diseases.
Pediatric Research Conference (twice a month). The meeting provides a forum for open discussion of new research ideas, experimental results, and methodological problems. The fellow is required to present his/her own research at this conference on a yearly basis.
Pulmonary Grand Rounds (weekly). Research and clinical topics in both Pulmonary and Critical Care are presented in a didactic fashion for the review of the entire faculty.
Genomics Conference (weekly). Research presentations are given by Wake Forest University Faculty and graduate students, as well as distinguished visiting professors. A wide range of topics, many of which are related to the genetics of lung disease and atopic disorders are presented.
Additional Conferences/Seminars: The fellow is encouraged to attend the following conferences as well:
- Medicine Grand Rounds
- Pediatric Grand Rounds
- Molecular Medicine Conference
- General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) Conference