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Infectious Diseases Clinical Case Conference

Every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in the ID conference room, N 1109 Doan Hall. ID fellows and faculty coordinate and facilitate an ID Clinical Case Conference, topics of which typically focus on a recent challenging patient case. A review of the literature on some aspect of the case follows. Occasionally outside speakers are invited. Clinical microbiologists, pathologists and pharmacists also regularly participate in this conference. Once a month Clinical Microbiology Laboratory faculty members, members of the Hospital Epidemiology Department or members of the Pharmacy Department present a didactic conference. Specific basic science/microbiology principles, particularly as related to laboratory procedures or clinical issues in hospital epidemiology, are presented.


Divisional Meetings

Divisional business meetings are attended by fellows and faculty.


Infection Control Committee

Fellows are encouraged to attend and observe the infection control committee meetings, which are held monthly. A wide range of issues are discussed, and have included bioterrorism preparedness, prevention and control of infectious outbreaks, and infection control education for hospital staff.


AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU)

Infectious Disease faculty, fellows, research nurses, administrative staff, pharmicists, social workers, and lab personnel meet monthly. Discussion covers all aspects of AIDS clinical research.


Principles of Infectious Diseases (Book Club)

Every Tuesday, fellows lead a faculty-attended informal "Book Club," reviewing a chapter from an important textbook of infectious diseases, preparing themselves for more obscure diagnoses while generating dialogue with experienced faculty. The objective is to cover areas of Infectious Diseases of interest to the fellow that may not be seen while on a clinical service.


Research Conference

Research Conference is held on the last Tuesday of the month and consists of an interactive research discussion led by various faculty research groups.


Research Principles (Journal Club)

Journal club focuses on recent literature, both to update medical knowledge and to promote critical reading skills. Twice a month a fellow and a member of the faculty each present an article from the current literature. The article can involve any aspect of Infectious Diseases. The entire ID faculty attend, and a discussion of the article ensues after initial presentation.


HIV Conference

HIV Conference is held the second and Fourth Fridays of the month. The conference provides a routine forum to bring together members of various disciplines within the HIV community (both inside and outside of OSU) in order to help educate members of the HIV community about important and evolving issues, research and practice standards.


Introductory Lecture Series

During the first two months of the academic year, delected faculty will present a series of lectures desired to quickly familiarize fellows with the subspeciality of Infectious Diseases.