Our Conferences

Divisional conferences include weekly didactic research reviews. Monthly conferences involve journal club and case presentations. A bimonthly conference is held with the Department of Radiology to review musculoskeletal x-rays. Departmental conferences include Medical Grand Rounds, Morbidity and Mortality Conference and Medical Ethics.

Rheumatology fellows clinical learning will be supplemented by independent reading of textbooks and journal articles and the lecture conference series in which fellows can openly discuss and defend decision making processes in their approach to patient care. 

Monthly faculty lectures for rotating residents and students introduce program participants to the differential diagnosis of rheumatic diseases including diagnostic testing and procedures and clinical management. The lectures include the following topics and lecturers:

Suggested core readings include the following topics:

  • Amyloid
  • Antiphospholipid antibodies
  • Antirheumatic drugs
  • Arthritis rehabilitation
  • Arthritis surgery
  • Back pain and occupational medicine
  • Corticosteroids
  • Crystal disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), other retroviral infections and immunodeficiencies
  • Inflammatory mediators
  • Inflammatory myopathies
  • Lyme disease
  • Metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis
  • Mixed connective tissue disease
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pediatric rheumatology
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Septic arthritis
  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Vasculitis and polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Miscellaneous rheumatic conditions