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Educational Conferences

Robert B. Rutherford Fellowship in Vascular Surgery

 Friday Morning Vascular Conference

Vascular conference is held every Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Attendance is mandatory for fellows and residents on the vascular surgery rotation. A master schedule will be provided with the specific topics to be discussed each week. The topics are accessible in PDF format for review.

This conference provides a systematic review of topics chosen from the APDVS index list and basic science topics. The format consists of review and discussion of published articles germane to the topic at hand.

This conference also features invited speakers on vascular related topics of interest such as wound care, orthotics and prosthetics, new technologies, innovations in vascular surgery, etc.

2017-18 Vascular Education Conference Schedule​​​


 Vascular Pre-Operative Case Conference

Pre-Operative Case conference is held every Monday from 8:30 am - 9:30 a.m. and is for vascular fellows and general surgery residents rotating on the service at either hospital. Presentation of cases are done by the vascular fellow, reviewing preoperative imaging and operative planning for cases at both sites. A list of the upcoming week's cases are provided the week prior.

 Vascular M&M and Interesting Case Conference

Fellows, vascular residents and general surgery residents are required to attend vascular M&M and case conference. The conference is held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 9:10 AM. The fellows and junior general surgery residents should be prepared to present any patient on the service at their respective hospital. Attendance at this conference is mandatory.

 Comprehensive Aortic Program Conference

​Mondays 8 - 9 AM.8

 Journal Club

Journal Club serves to review 3 pertinent articles chosen from a monthly survey of current vascular journals. Articles addressing basic science issues as well as clinical issues will be presented.

 Vascular Lab Quality Assurance

This conference is held quarterly Wednesday 6:30-7:30 am.  It includes presentation of statistics, results of ongoing QA reviews, and review of difficult or interesting cases in the Vascular Diagnostics laboratory.

 VESAP Review Conference/Vascular Research Conference

The VESAP Review conference consists of a review of questions obtained from VESAP. The first year fellow is responsible for pulling the questions to be reviewed at this conference and distributing them in advance to those participating. It is intended that 10 questions be reviewed and discussed at each conference.
The Vascular Research conference allows coordination of clinical research projects with discussions of new projects and updates on ongoing projects. Targeting specific projects for abstract submission to upcoming vascular meetings is the major focus of this conference. All fellows, residents and students involved in division projects are encouraged to attend.

 Surgery Grand Rounds

All fellows and residents are expected to attend Surgery Grand Rounds every Monday 7:00 a.m - 8:00 a.m. in the University Hospital AIP auditorium. Attendance is taken electronically. Current Grand Rounds topics are always available on the main Surgery Department website.