FUSE-IT journal club encourages a wide spectrum of orthopedic care team members and researchers to attend. Invitations are department-based (faculty, fellows, researchers, residents, and students within the University of Colorado School of Medicine), multicenter (University of Colorado Hospital & Denver Health Medical Center), and multidisciplinary (orthopedics, plastic surgery, general surgery, rheumatology, physical medicine & rehabilitation, biomechanical engineers, etc.) We are commonly seeing up to 15 participants each meeting but anticipating larger numbers as the club is quickly and organically growing.
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