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Education Conferences


Introduction to Cardiology Lectures
Limited series of didactic and hands-on presentations held in four two hour sessions. These are geared to our new general fellows and provides an opportunity for faculty to present key information imperative to assure educational informational overview on a variety of topics that are presented more in depth as fellow training continues. This helps the fellows gain a more rapid understanding of the basics of cardiovascular care while under the direct supervision of faculty on their clinical rotations.​

Core Lecture Series

This series of lectures are considered to be Core Cardiology topics that are required for the cardiovascular fellows in training for preparation of their ACC Boards with information that is relevant to their educational development. These lectures are presented in special sessions that are noted in the various conferences listed below.

Cardiology Grand Rounds

When: Fridays (September – May)​ 12-1pm
Host Location: UCD Academic Office 1, Board Room 7000
Teleconference Locations: DHMC-Cardiology Conference Room VAMC-Cardiology Conference Room

Cardiology Grand Rounds strives to provide topical lectures with emphasis on latest techniques and advancements in the practice of Cardiovascular Disease. This is accomplished by presentations from our own Cardiology Faculty and nationally known visiting professors from premier academic medical centers throughout the United States. While the lectures are geared to our own Cardiology Faculty and Fellows in training, we welcome those who have special interests in any topics presented. Residents and nursing staff with career interests in cardiology are encouraged to attend as well as non-cardiology faculty with special interests in a particular topic presented. We enthusiastically extend an open invitation to our community cardiology physicians to attend any or all of our lectures.

Cardiology Research Conference

When: Mondays (September – May) 12–1pm
Host Location: UCD Academic Office 1, Board Room 7000
Teleconference Locations: DHMC-Cardiology Conference Room VAMC-Cardiology Conference Room

Cardiology Research Conference offers a forum where ongoing investigational research can be presented to provide the faculty and fellows-in-training with a better understanding of the research within our division and opportunities for new research and collaborative research efforts between our sites of practice. Bench research work presented especially provides the fellows in training with an excellent overview of opportunities for in depth work that can inspire new research career pathways. Presentations mainly focus on our own key research areas but other researchers with projects relative to cardiology also serve as invited speakers. Our own fellows in training with dedicated time in research present their ongoing work for review and suggestions by faculty for continuation and progress of their work. 

CATH Conference

Teleconference Locations: DHMC-Cardiology Conference Room VAMC-Cardiology Conference Room​
Host Location: AIP2 3.2326
Teleconference Locations: DHMC-Cardiology Conference Room VAMC-Cardiology Conference Room

Presentations focus on recent case studies involving specialty procedures performed in the CATH lab including but not limited to angioplasties. Once a month fellows on CCU service at DHMC, VAMC, & UCH present blinded case studies from patients on their service who have undergone studies that are interesting for presentation and review discussion. (Click here to view a list of the current academic year topics/speakers)

ECHO Imaging Conference
When: 2nd, 4th Tuesdays (September – May) 12-1pm​

Host Location: AIP2 CVC 3.2326
Teleconference Locations: DHMC-Cardiology Conference Room VAMC-Cardiology Conference Room​

This conference is designed to provide a curriculum that focuses in depth understanding of case studies interpretation to better prepare fellows for board examination in the areas of echocardiography and cardiac imaging. At the end of each conference year, the fellows take a MOCK ECHO & IMAGING Boards examination to help them assess their growth and skills over their fellowship training. In addition, all first year fellows receive “Hands on ECHO Training” under the direction of Dr. Salcedo and Doris Peterson Chief Stenographer who provide training on the basic operation and techniques of the equipment as well as recognition of the basic views.

EKG Conference
When: Wednesdays (September – May) 5-6pm
Host Location: AIP2 CVC 3.2326
Teleconference Locations: DHMC-Cardiology Conference Room VAMC-Cardiology Conference Room​

This format offers review of arrhythmias for fellows to advance their ability in EKG interpretation. Additionally review of pacemakers and EP Studies information relative to fellows in cardiovascular disease is presented. Beyond this lecture series, fellows with career pathway interests in Electrophysiology are invited to attend the 7am daily presentations at UCH conference room. MOCK EKG Boards are held yearly for fellows to track their ongoing improvement in electrocardiography. 

Cardiology Journal Club

Cardiology Journal Club is routinely held once a month (routinely the 3rd week) on Wednesday evening. Various Cardiology Faculty host these evening sessions at their home with a light dinner provided. The Fellow presents an article for review. Then the statistical data is presented by one of our cardiology faculty in outcomes while a faculty discussant presents key points of the article for discussion.

Vincent White Lectureship & the S. Blount Lectureship

The Vincent White Lectureship & the S. Blount Lectureship was established in conjunction with the S. Blount Endowed Cardiology Chair in 2000. Each visiting professor lectureship is held alternate years at the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. 

Blount Cardiology Lectureship

The Blount Lectureship was established in 1982 under the direction of Dr. Lawrence Horwitz in honor Dr. S. Gilbert Blount, Jr. for his outstanding contributions to education, clinical excellence, and development of the Division of Cardiology. The UCDSOM Division of Cardiology was founded by Dr. Blount where he served as Division Head until his retirement. This lectureship continues on today to provide a forum for nationally acclaimed visiting physicians to provide a valued educational experience with lectures and small group meetings to exchange ideas with our own faculty and fellows in training in cardiovascular disease.​

Vincent White Cardiology Lectureship​

The Vincent White Cardiology Lectureship was established in conjunction with the Cardiology Endowed Chair in 2000. The Division of Cardiology thanks Don White and his family for this generous contribution to the Division of Cardiology.The lecture is named in honor of Mr. Don White's son, Vincent, who died in his early thirties after years of Congenital Heart Disease which later progressed to Heart Failure Disease. At the time of his death, heart transplantation was not an option. Vincent White was a long time patient of S. Gilbert Blount, Jr., M.D., who was the first Division Head of Cardiology at the University of Colorado. Mr. Don White has been a patient of Lawrence Horwitz, M.D., who was Division Head of Cardiology following Dr. Blount's retirement from that position and preceding Dr. Buttrick's appointment.