Infectious Diseases Seminar Series

This weekly conference is an opportunity for didactic lectures from faculty of the Infectious Diseases division and The OSU College of Medicine. Topics include faculty research projects and interests, ID fellow driven QI projects from their hospital epidemiology and ASP rotations, updates from National Meetings (CROI, SHEA, ID Week), and the conclusion of fellows research projects.

Monday: 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 P.M.

Infectious Diseases Clinical Case Conference

This weekly case conference series is designed to provide the fellows the opportunity to present a case from the inpatient or outpatient setting, which is either an unusual case or presents a diagnostic dilemma, or therapeutic challenge. A panel of ID faculty members provide input and feedback in an interactive manner with the rest of the ID division. Fellows will also be provided the opportunity to participate in Columbus City Wide Conference, Difficult HIV and Transplant Case Conference, and Tropical Medicine Conference.

Wednesday: 12:15 – 1:15 P.M.

Journal Club

This bi-monthly conference aims for fellows to:

  1. Develop and enhance skills in critical evaluation and appraisal of the primary medical literature.
  2. Foster the habit of utilizing the primary medical literature to better inform one’s clinical practice and decision-making.

In support of these goals, the academic year begins with several introductory lectures discussing various topics including study design, strategies to identify sources of bias, and how to critically appraise the validity of conclusions the authors may propose (and how to form one’s own conclusions based on the data).

Over the course of the year, fellows will present 2-4 times, initially with a paper (a “classic”) that is assigned and subsequently papers of the fellow’s choosing. Leading up to the presentation, the faculty advisor will be available to the fellow for discussion/review of the paper. Additional faculty members will be identified in advance to help facilitate discussion during the presentation.

Friday: 8 – 9 am

ID Board Review

This bi-monthly conference is led by Dr. Jeremy Young, MD who prepares ID fellows for their in-training examination and ABIM board examination. Additionally, fellows are provided a board review course in their second year to be used for independent study.

Friday: 12 – 1 pm

Transplant Conference

This conference is an international multicenter difficult transplant case conference. Each month, an ID fellow or faculty member virtually presents an interactive challenging transplant ID case with feedback and discussion from ID trainees and faculty at various transplant institutions.

Division Conferences and Meetings

Division Conferences and Meetings

Divisional Lectures

Divisional Lectures

One of the major goals of the Division of Infectious Diseases is the education of medical students, residents and fellows. To carry this out, the entire infectious disease faculty participates in a series of lectures.