ID Fellowship Conferences


Fellows have the opportunity to attend local, regional and national conferences. 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).

Annual Conferences

Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
IDWeek : 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.
IDWeek 2015 will take place October 7-11, 2015 in San Diego, CA.

Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)
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.
ICAAC/ICC 2015 will take place September 17-21, 2015 in San Diego, CA.

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.
CROI 2016 will take place February 22-25, 2016 in Boston, MA.

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.
2015-2016 NEOID will take place November 11, 2015, March 16, 2016 and May 18, 2016

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.
2015-2016 Citywide will take place September 24, 2015 at MetroHealth, December 3, 2015 at UH Cleveland Medical Center,
April 14, 2016 at Cleveland Clinic and June 9, 2016 at Fairveiw Hospital


Weekly Conferences

Divisional Educational Conferences Fellows’ Core Curriculum Conference
The weekly core curriculum conference offers a series of lectures that rotate every two to three 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 three 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.

Infectious Diseases Case Conference
The weekly Infectious Diseases Case Conference is held at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (combined with the VA) 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. In 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