There is robust faculty participation in our weekly, Divisional educational conferences (Fellows' Core Curriculum Conference, Infectious Diseases Case Conference and ID Journal Club/Watch). The Division of Infectious Disease and HIV Medicine also hosts local and regional programs quarterly to include the Nancy A. Hagen Northeast Ohio Infectious Diseases Roundtable and the Phillip I. Lerner Infectious Diseases Citywide Conference. In addition, fellows may attend national conferences such as the Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) and Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI).

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Annual Conferences

Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

IDWeek 2015: IDWeek is the combined annual meeting of the IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, where infectious diseases professionals can meet, share experiences, and develop collaborations. With so many common issues and challenges cutting across four disciplines, IDWeek provides an opportunity to learn from each other’s knowledge, experience and expertise, for the improvement of patient care and public health.

Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)

This year, ASM’s Interscience Conference of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) joins with International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC)’s International Congress of Chemotherapy and Infection (ICC) to bring you ICAAC/ICC 2015.

Offering unmatched opportunity for discussion, cross collaboration, and advancement, this joint meeting will bring together a rich history of debuting major advances in drug development and infectious disease research with a focus on examining antibiotic resistance, new antibiotic development and antibiotic stewardship. This will be 2015’s principal meeting for clinical microbiologists, infectious disease physicians, researchers, and pharmacists to attend to better improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases around the globe.

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) is a scientifically focused meeting of the world's leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS and its complications. The goal of CROI is to provide a forum for translating laboratory and clinical research into progress against the AIDS epidemic. Over 4,000 leading researchers and clinicians from around the world convene in a different location each year for the Conference.

Quarterly Conferences

Nancy A. Hagen Northeast Ohio Infectious Diseases Roundtable

The quarterly regional program entitled "Nancy A. Hagen Northeast Ohio Infectious Diseases Roundtable" is designed to stimulate discussion about new available antibiotics, emerging infectious diseases and clinical guidelines. Regional Infectious Diseases physicians present topics of interest followed by roundtable discussion. This program attracts area Infectious Diseases physicians, fellows, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.


Phillip I. Lerner Infectious Diseases Citywide Conference

The quarterly Phillip I. Lerner Infectious Diseases Citywide Conference rotates locations between MetroHealth Medical Center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, The Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Hospital. Fellows prepare cases for discussion and teaching points.


Weekly - Divisional Educational Conferences

Fellows’ Core Curriculum Conference

The weekly core curriculum conference offers a series of lectures that rotate every 2-3 years so that each fellow will be exposed to the critical areas necessary to provide the foundation for expertise in infectious diseases. The chief fellows organize the series of lectures with supervision by the program director. The series of lectures are carefully reviewed every 3 years so that the topics are updated contemporary and capture emerging topics. A series of essential "survival" or 'boot camp" lectures are given by key faculty at the start of the new academic year and focused on the first year fellows.

Fellows' Core Curriculum Presentations

Infectious Diseases Case Conference

The weekly Infectious Diseases Case Conference is held at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (combined with the VAMC) and separately at MetroHealth Medical Center. Fellows prepare cases which are chosen along with the attending faculty member, because of their enormous interest, teaching points or complex management issues. Cases are presented to the body of experts for further advice and input.

ID Journal Club/Watch

During the course of training, each fellow prepares several journal clubs. These conferences take place three times a month and there is a journal watch that occurs once a month. There is a faculty preceptor for these activities. Fellows choose an article from the contemporary medical literature and evaluate the study design, statistical methods, strength of the evidence and relevance to contemporary clinical practice. Fellows may invite a faculty member who represents a content expert related to the area of discussion to further enrich the discussion. I addition to Journal Club, each fellow reviews certain journals and reports on interesting and important studies during the Journal Watch sessions. These sessions allow a broader sampling on the numerous areas that impact on the field of Infectious Diseases and are also supervised by a faculty preceptor.