Several clinical conferences designed for all Neonatology Fellows and faculty
are scheduled at various times as described below:
(weekly) is held jointly with the Obstetrical and Obstetrical Anesthesia
Services.Upcoming high risk cases
as well as a review of interesting cases of the past week are discussed.
Fetal Therapy Conference
(weekly) is held jointly with Pediatric Surgery, Perinatology, Diagnostic
Ultrasound, MRI and Pediatric Cardiology.
Cases discussed include patients referred to the Fetal Treatment
Program from throughout the United States as well as follow-up of those
patients who have undergone fetal operative procedures.
(biweekly) are devoted to a selected curriculum of perinatal and neonatal
subjects.These are presented by
faculty from the Neonatology Division as well as other divisions in Pediatrics
and other departments at UCSF.
(weekly) are held in the ICN.The
Fellow on service presents particularly interesting cases to the other Fellows
and to the faculty for discussion.
ICN Mortality Conference
(monthly) is a review of all deaths during the preceding month and is a joint
conference with Pediatric Pathology.
Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality Conference (monthly) is a joint conference
with the Obstetrical Service and Pediatric Pathology and includes a review of
the perinatal statistics of the previous month as well as a detailed discussion
of a particularly interesting case.
Fellow’s Research Seminar(Once per fellow/year) –
1st and 2nd years prepare 30 minute presentation/summary
of research projects. Presentations may consist of actual experimental results,
or (in the case of some1st
year fellows), a literature review and research hypothesis with proposed methods
of study. 3rd year fellows will prepare a full 1 hour research
(annually, prn abstract acceptance) -
Fellow and faculty members presenting research at annual Scientific Meetings
(eg, SPR/PAS) present their abstracts in the prescribed format for practice and
feedback from the entire division.
ICN Clinical Consensus Conference
(once per fellowship in the 1st year). Topics of interest are
identified by the Division and assigned to fellow/faculty mentor pairing, who
prepare a systematic overview of existing literature, controversies and current
opinions. Protocols based on “best evidence” are proposed to the Division for
discussion and debate. Consensus statements are then generated and applied to
clinical practice at UCSF hospitals with the goals of minimizing inconsistency
while improving patient care and medical education.
(bimonthly) is a review of morbidity and mortality and also includes a didactic
teaching session.It is held jointly
with the Division of Pediatric Critical Care.
Neonatology Journal Club
(monthly) involves review and discussion of selected articles by a Fellow. Each Fellow is responsible for
presenting at one Journal Club per year.
Follow-up Clinic Case Conference (once per fellowship in
the 3rd year) -Each 3rd
year fellow will select and present a patient from follow-up clinic whose care
they have been involved with over the three years of fellowship. Cases will be
approved by the Follow-up clinic preceptor and presented in a case format.
Other conferences which are primarily for physicians on
clinical service include Radiology Rounds
(three times a week), Social Service Rounds (weekly), and House Staff
Teaching Conferences (weekly).
Second year Fellows present neonatology subjects at this last conference.