Below is a list of our conferences at which fellows are expected to attend and participate. We expect attendance at all weekly conferences, tumor board meetings, Tuesday education session, and grand rounds meetings unless the fellow is on vacation or unless emergent clinical duties preclude attendance.

Surgery/Pathology/Radiology Conference: Monthly, Third Tuesday, 7 to 8 a.m., Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Medical Center

Members of the above departments (including fellows and fellows) attend. This meeting correlates and discusses specific cases with radiological differential diagnoses and Pathological confirmation in a teaching setting.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference occur monthly and preoperative patients are discussed weekly.

Pediatrics Grand Rounds: Weekly, Tuesdays, 8 to 9 a.m., Conklin Building at Hartford Hospital

This conference is attended by the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center medical staff, house staff, advance practice RNs, community pediatricians, physician assistants, and fellows. Topics change as to inform attendees of new developments in various areas of health care for children.

Tuesday Education Conference: Tuesday, 9 to 11 a.m., Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Medical Center

The attendings, fellows, and medical students will attend this meeting. The fellow is responsible for leading this conference. A list of topics will be given at the beginning of the year and will follow the PedScore format. In addition, topics will be supplemented with journal club and walk rounds.

Pediatric Tumor Board Meeting: Weekly, Tuesdays, 12 to 1 p.m., Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Medical Center

This conference is attended by members of pediatric surgery, pediatric urology, pediatric hematology/oncology, radiation oncology, radiology and pathology. All are invited to discuss interesting and challenging cases in pediatric oncology. Cases are presented by the attending physician with a review of pertinent medical literature, and development of treatment plan.

Surgical Quality and M&M Conference: Quarterly, Thursdays, 7 to 8 a.m., Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Medical Center

All pediatric surgeons, sub specialty surgeons, and anesthesiologists are invited to participate. Typically, two or three cases are presented by the attending surgeon. The patient’s history, physical examination, radiographic studies, operative intervention and post-operative course are reviewed.

NICU and PICU Conference: Quarterly

There is a NICU and PICU quarterly conference where interesting cases are discussed.