Conferences and Lectures

In addition to the didactic sessions meant for the Division of Nephrology, these are considered mandatory for the transplant fellow:

Patient Selection Committee Meeting

  • Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • All new pre-transplant patients and living donors are discussed in a multidisciplinary setting

Transplant Pathology Series

  • Wednesdays, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Our four dedicated nephropathologists review the transplant kidney biopsies from the previous week using a multi-head microscope and a high-definition projector
  • Attended by the transplant surgeons and nephrologists
  • Past topics:
    • Review of Banff criteria
    • Acute and chronic rejection, subclinical rejection
    • Calcineurin inhibitor toxicity
    • Recurrent disease
    • C4d staining
    • BK virus nephropathy
    • Thrombotic microangiopathy
    • Clinical management of pathologic findings
    • Protocol transplant biopsies

Comprehensive Transplant Center (CTC) Grand Rounds

  • Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Attended by all the organ groups and their subspecialty fellows
  • Presentations are rotated among all the organ groups

Transplant Nephrology Core Curriculum Lecture Series

  • Weekly lecture attended by the nephrology fellows
  • Lecture is delivered by the transplant nephrologists and other members of the multidisciplinary team (e.g., surgeons, tissue typing lab director)
  • The transplant fellow is expected to give one lecture every month
  • All inpatient rounds and scheduled outpatient biopsies are conducted in the morning, leaving time for the noon conference and afternoon clinic