Educational Conferences

This is a weekly 2-hr conference. The following topics are covered during the fellowship.

  • Upper airway obstruction: congenital, infectious, normal anatomy
  • Lower airways abnormality: congenital, tracheomalacia, diaphragmatic hernia, TEF
  • Asthma: acute, chronic, ABPA, bronchoprovocation, biology
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Cystic Fibrosis: biology, care standards, genotype/phenotype
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Pneumonia: community acquired, hypersensitivity, pleural effusion, immunosuppressed, TB
  • Restrictive lung disease: chest wall such as SMA, thoracic dystrophy, pectus, diaphragm, pneumothorax, mediastinal mass
  • Newborn: RDS
  • Respiratory Failure: oxygen delivery, respiratory assessment, diaphragm, neuromuscular disease, blood gas
  • Pulmonary physiology: acid/base, deadspace, V/Q mismatch, alveolar gas equation, mechanics, pleural pressure, airway pressure
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Aspiration: foreign body, chemical/smoke
  • GER
  • BPD
  • Pulmonary HTN: physiology
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Pulmonary embolus
  • Pulmonary hemorrhage
  • ARDS
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Control of breathing: basics, respiratory drive, OSA, CHSS, prematurity, ALTE/SIDS
  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Ciliary dyskinesia
  • Trauma
  • Malignancy
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Wegener’s granulomatosis
  • Physical exam
  • PFTs: spirometry, volumes, DLCO, bronchoprovocation, EcNO, respiratory muscle, compliance/resistance, infant
  • Pharmacology
  • Aerosol delivery
  • Oxygen toxicity
  • Lung transplantation
  • Immunizations
  • Smoking
  • Lung growth and development
  • CV transition
  • Smoking
  • Arachidonic acid
  • Lung defenses
  • Cough
  • Cell biology, inflammation

This conference is scheduled monthly in conjunction with the sections of Critical Care and Cardiology. It covers the following topics. 

  • Gas exchange
  • Monitoring of respiratory function
  • Pulmonary mechanics
  • Heart-lung interactions
  • Oxygen transport
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Nonconventional modes of mechanical ventilation
  • Diuretics
  • Acid base abnormalities
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Hemodynamic monitoring: PA catheterization
  • Analgesia and sedation
  • Airway management
  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Pneumonia in the immunocompromised
  • Ventilator associated pneumonia
  • Empyema
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Status asthmaticus
  • ARDS
  • Upper airway obstruction
  • Tracheal reconstruction
  • Chest trauma
  • Pulmonary Embolus
  • Bronchoscopy
  • PFTs
The goal of Journal Club is to improve fellows’ skills in appraising information and assimilating evidence and at communicating information to other physicians.
The goal of this conference is to improve fellows’ understanding of the indications for and anatomy and pathophysiology of airway abnormalities seen on bronchoscopy.
Fellows and faculty have an opportunity to review the radiologic studies on all hospitalized patients and other “interesting studies” with the pediatric radiologists.
The on-service fellow provides updates on all the hospitalized patients on the pediatric respiratory medicine service. In addition, the fellow reviews the adverse/critical events that occurred in those patients with an evaluation of root cause and documents the measures that were taken to prevent recurrence.
This conference serves as the primary pediatric pulmonary research conference for faculty and fellows in the Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Section. Faculty and fellows present the study design and results from their research projects; fellows present yearly. The conference is also used to prepare fellows for presentations of their research at National meetings.
This weekly multispecialty conference addresses the care of patients with Cystic Fibrosis. The management of clinical individual patients is reviewed and input is provided by physicians, social worker, nurses and dietician.
Fellows are encouraged to attend these lectures which review a wide variety of topics in order to expand their knowledge of pulmonary diseases.
This weekly interactive seminar includes the core curriculum for all the pediatric fellows. It features presentations on choosing research projects, grant writing, research methods, biostatistics, and career development. In addition, there are case-based discussions in pediatric ethics, evidence-based medicine, teaching skills, system-error analysis, quality improvement, economics of health care and cultural competency.