A variety of conferences and seminars are offered throughout the year.

Daily Conferences

  • Multidisciplinary Inpatient Care Rounds
    During inpatient coverage, the fellow, under the close supervision of the pediatric nephrology attending, is responsible for coordinating the care of inpatients and involving team members in the discussion on daily rounds, with attendance including the second or third year pediatric resident on monthly assignment to the service, transplant nurse coordinators, dialysis nurses, pediatric nephrology nurses, social workers, nutritionist, case coordinator and others.

Weekly Conferences

  • Practical Nephropathology for Nephrology Fellows (September - February)
    This is a five month didactic course for adult and pediatric nephrology fellows. Emphasis on pathology, conducted by Emory renal pathologists Drs. Randy Hennigar and Vanessa Bijol. The course meets on Friday mornings from September through January and covers the following topics:
    • Normal Histology of the Kidney
    • Immune Mechanisms of Glomerular Pathology
    • The Minimal Change Disease-IgM Nephropathy-Focal Sclerosis Complex
    • Membranous Glomerulonephritis
    • Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis
    • IgA Nephropathy
    • Post-streptococcal Glomerulonephritis
    • Crescentic Glomerulonephritis
    • Lupus Nephritis
    • Diabetic Nephropathy
    • Amyloidosis
    • Thrombotic Microangiopathy
    • Nephrosclerosis/Renovascular Hypertension
    • Acute Tubular Necrosis, Interstitial Nephritis, and Pyelonephritis
    • Pediatric Departmental Grand Rounds
      Departmental Grand Rounds are presented in CPC format by a pediatric resident and moderated by a pediatric faculty member with audience interaction, followed by a didactic wrap-up of the case-in-point by a faculty member or fellow. Nephrology fellows will be expected to provide the didactic discussion at least once during their second or third year.
    • Emory Transplant Conference
      These are outstanding didactic conferences presented by local faculty and distinguished worldwide guest speakers.
    • Emory Adult Nephrology Grand Rounds
      These are outstanding didactic conferences presented by local faculty and distinguished worldwide guest speakers.

    Monthly Conferences

    • Pediatric Nephrology Renal Pathology Conference
      This is a case-based conference with case presentations by nephrology faculty and/or fellows followed by presentation of histologic findings in a teaching format presented by the renal pathologists Drs. Randy Hennigar and Vanessa Bijol.
    • Pediatric Nephrology Journal Club
      Fellows and faculty present and discuss recently published articles of importance.
    • Pediatric Nephrology Invitee Conference
      Topics of nephrologic interest are selected to be presented by divisional faculty, local faculty or fellow invitees, or pediatric nephrology fellows (once yearly in their second and third year).
    • Pediatric Nephrology Core Curriculum Course
      Fellows and faculty present didactic reviews of the core topics in the fellowship curriculum. The presentations are based on a recent review article or an appropriate book chapter.
    • Multidisciplinary Pediatric Renal Transplant Patient Care Conference
      Chronic renal insufficiency patients undergoing evaluation for renal transplantation are discussed to identify issues affecting eligibility for or special needs regarding transplantation in participatory fashion by pediatric nephrology faculty, fellows, transplant surgeons, transplant nurse coordinators, social workers and others.
    • Multidisciplinary Patient Care Dialysis Conference
      Monthly (when assigned to the dialysis service). Long-term care plans are formulated for pediatric hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients. Fellows will participate when assigned to the dialysis service. In addition, they will be assigned one hemodialysis and one peritoneal dialysis patient to follow in continuity throughout the three years, and they will participate in conference when these patients are discussed.
    • Urology/Nephrology/Radiology Conference
      Pediatric urology and nephrology faculty and fellows discuss cases of mutual interest presented by the fellows.

    Quarterly Conferences

    • Research in Progress Seminar
      Fellows and faculty present proposed research projects, updates on ongoing research projects or give practice presentations in preparation for scientific meetings.