Educational Conferences occur daily and are a major component of our fellowship program. In addition to lecture-style teaching many of our conferences are designed for interactivity and discussion. Contributing to these discussions helps elucidate processes of patient evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment that are crucial skills for fellows to learn.

In addition to our ongoing conference series, a number of additional educational workshops are offered to our fellows. Below are examples of these, as well as an example schedule of the types of daily conferences held throughout the year:

Educational Workshops

  • New Fellow Two-Week Orientation to Pulmonary/Critical Care Basics
  • Bedside Ultrasound (Pleural, Vascular, Basic Echo)
  • Difficult Airway Course
  • Resident Critical Care Skills – led by Fellows
  • Regional Introduction to Bronchoscopy Course
  • Regional Advanced Bronchoscopy Course
  • Human Anatomy Lab Chest Dissection
  • Bronchoscopy Simulator Curriculum @ VA

 Example Yearly Conference Structure

During July and August, we hold a Critical Care/Pulmonary Introductory Lecture Series. During September through June, our daily conferences rotate through different topics as noted below:

Conference Structure




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