We conduct biweekly (2 sessions each month) meetings that apply an evidence-based format to a specific topic where we examine research studies (not exceeding 3 articles per meeting) that encourage discussion and debate.
We selected materials to focus on classic and most up-to-date journal articles. There is a particular focus on translational research and/or articles driving evidenced-based orthopedic care. The orthopedic surgery PGY4 and PGY3 who are FUSE-IT ambassadors for the year will have a leading role in topic/article selection. The next meeting’s topic/articles are chosen before the current meeting so that all participants stay informed and prepared.
Every meeting has a presentation comprising three clinical scenarios and research questions associated with the chosen topic. The presenter will provide an evidence-based discussion and potential clinical solutions for these scenarios along with ongoing questions based on the current literature
FUSE-IT team considers the following for topic selection:
Biweekly, every other Wednesday at 11:15 AM after the weekly scheduled residency didactic curriculum. Every two to three months, meetings will occur at a more central location (between University of Colorado Hospital and Denver Health) and in the afternoon to encourage participants who cannot attend FUSE-IT meetings in person or at all due to its usually scheduled time/location.
The FUSE-IT journal club is a hybrid format, allowing in-person participation in the department conference room or via zoom link broadcasting the presentations and discussions.
FUSE-IT leaders will schedule off-campus meetings at 6:00 pm at venues around Denver to encourage a larger and more social gathering that allows all invitees to attend at the end of the workday (and not our regularly scheduled 11:15 am time slot).
For information regarding our Zoom link or class schedule, please contact Mia Kuehn.
Clinical Faculty Leadership
Director of FUSE-IT journal club
Nicholas Alfonso, MD
Research Faculty Leadership
Douglas Adams, PhD