Education Conferences

Simulation Education Description

 

Periodically (at least quarterly)

We have integrated an innovative, ongoing simulation education curriculum into our general fellowship program. This curriculum begins on day 1, with a simulation “boot camp” during orientation to introduce fellows to the basics of procedural skills in cardiology. Additionally, first year fellows participate in a weekly device “boot camp” to practice working with pacemaker and ICD programmers at the start of their fellowship. Thereafter, periodic simulation days, at least once per quarter, give fellows the opportunity to revisit simulation activities to assess and build upon their skills, to enhance procedural proficiency through simulation-based mastery learning.

 

Cath Conference

Teleconference Locations: DHMC-Cardiology Conference Room VAMC-Cardiology Conference Room​
Host Location: AIP2 3.2326
Teleconference Locations: DHMC-Cardiology Conference Room VAMC-Cardiology Conference Room​

Presentations focus on recent case studies involving specialty procedures performed in the Cath lab including but not limited to angioplasties. Once a month fellows on CCU service at DHMC, VAMC, & UCH present blinded case studies from patients on their service who have undergone studies that are interesting for presentation and review discussion.

Echo Imaging Conference

When: 2nd, 4th Tuesdays (September – May) 12-1pm​
Host Location: AIP2 CVC 3.2326
Teleconference Locations: DHMC-Cardiology Conference Room & VAMC-Cardiology Conference Room​

This conference is designed to provide a curriculum that focuses in depth understanding of case studies interpretation to better prepare fellows for board examination in the areas of echocardiography and cardiac imaging. At the end of each conference year, the fellows take a mock Echo & Imaging Boards examination to help them assess their growth and skills over their fellowship training. In addition, all first year fellows receive “Hands on Echo Training” under the direction of Dr. Ernesto Salcedo and who provides training on the basic operation and techniques of the equipment as well as recognition of the basic views.


ECG Conference

When: Wednesdays (September – May) 5-6pm
Host Location: AIP2 CVC 3.2326
Teleconference Locations: DHMC-Cardiology Conference Room VAMC-Cardiology Conference Room​

This format offers review of arrhythmias for fellows to advance their ability in ECG interpretation. Additionally review of pacemakers and EP Studies information relative to fellows in cardiovascular disease is presented. Beyond this lecture series, fellows with career pathway interests in Electrophysiology are invited to attend the 7am daily presentations at UCH conference room. Mock ECG Boards are held annually for fellows to track their ongoing improvement in electrocardiography. 

Cardiology Grand Rounds

When: Fridays (September – May)​ 12-1pm
Host Location: UCD Academic Office 1, Board Room 7000
Teleconference Locations: DHMC-Cardiology Conference Room VAMC-Cardiology Conference Room

Cardiology Grand Rounds strives to provide topical lectures with emphasis on latest techniques and advancements in the practice of Cardiovascular Disease. This is accomplished by presentations from our own Cardiology Faculty and nationally known visiting professors from premier academic medical centers throughout the United States. While the lectures are geared to our own Cardiology Faculty and Fellows in training, we welcome those who have special interests in any topics presented. Residents and nursing staff with career interests in cardiology are encouraged to attend as well as non-cardiology faculty with special interests in a particular topic presented. We enthusiastically extend an open invitation to our community cardiology physicians to attend any or all of our lectures.


Cardiology Research Conference

When: Mondays (September – May) 12–1pm
Host Location: UCD Academic Office 1, Board Room 7000
Teleconference Locations: DHMC-Cardiology Conference Room VAMC-Cardiology Conference Room

Cardiology Research Conference offers a forum where ongoing investigational research can be presented to provide the faculty and fellows-in-training with a better understanding of the research within our division and opportunities for new research and collaborative research efforts between our sites of practice. Bench research work presented especially provides the fellows in training with an excellent overview of opportunities for in depth work that can inspire new research career pathways. Presentations mainly focus on our own key research areas but other researchers with projects relative to cardiology also serve as invited speakers. Our own fellows in training with dedicated time in research present their ongoing work for review and suggestions by faculty for continuation and progress of their work. 

 

Morbidity & Mortality Conference

4th Tuesday 7a-8a (Monthly)
Host Location: AIP2 CVC 3.2326
Teleconference Locations: DHMC-Cardiology Conference Room VAMC-Cardiology Conference Room​

The goal of M&M conference is to provide a safe venue to identify areas for improvement in patient care, while promoting professionalism, integrity and transparency. Cardiology fellows will gain experience analyzing adverse events, engaging relevant stakeholders and presenting a systems-based M&M conference to an engaged, multi-disciplinary audience.  Fellows are supported by multiple faculty members and staff (nurses, quality specialists, risk managers, etc.) who participate in the Cardiology Morbidity and Mortality Committee (CMMC). Together, we hope to promote a culture of continuous improvement in the division.

 

The S. Blount Cardiology Lectureship

The Blount Lectureship was established in 1982 under the direction of Dr. Lawrence Horwitz in honor Dr. S. Gilbert Blount, Jr. for his outstanding contributions to education, clinical excellence, and development of the Division of Cardiology. The UCDSOM Division of Cardiology was founded by Dr. Blount where he served as Division Head until his retirement. This lectureship continues on today to provide a forum for nationally acclaimed visiting physicians to provide a valued educational experience with lectures and small group meetings to exchange ideas with our own faculty and fellows in training in cardiovascular disease.​

CCU Curriculum

Daily 8-8:30 am

Host Location: UCHealth AIP2 3.608 

 

The CCU Curriculum is an interactive, didactic curriculum during the UCH CCU Rotation that runs daily from 8-8:30 am, covering a core of essential topics over the course of each month. Lecturers in this series include the CCU attendings and experts from cardiology subspecialties. While this curriculum is geared towards the learning needs of our CCU residents, our fellows assigned to the CCU rotation benefit from these reviews and the opportunity to learn from experts. To enhance professional development, the CCU fellow is tasked with leading one of the teaching sessions to work on skills as a clinician-educator.

 


EP Conference

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Heart Failure & Transplant Conference

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Cardiac Sonographer Conference

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VA Clinic Conference

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VA Cath Conference

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