Nephrology Clinical Conference:
Conducted weekly, the Nephrology Clinical Conference is a clinical meeting of nephrology faculty, fellows, and housestaff where one or two interesting clinical cases are prepared by the fellows and presented and discussed.
Nephrology Journal Club:
Fellows are responsible for choosing (with faculty guidance) one or two current original articles, generally from Nephrology journals, and presenting and critiquing the articles for the group. This conference is held monthly.
Nephrology Fellows Conference:
This weekly conference is a major didactic session for both faculty and fellows. Faculty, fellows, guest speakers and visiting professors present in-depth topics in either a lecture format or round table discussion format. This conference includes basic science, clinical and research presentations. Once a month research faculty from the nephrology division and other interested departments meet to present research in progress from their respective laboratories. This conference provides important interaction between different research groups and helps to maintain a cooperative research spirit within the division.
Conducted weekly, the fellows and faculty meet with the OSU nephropathologist to go over recent biopsies. A brief clinical summary is presented, usuallly by the fellow who did the biopsy, followed by an examination of the pathology. There is then a discussion of the disease pathophysiology and pathogenesis.