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Conferences

All conferences are held at Le Bonheur Clinic Conference Room, 848 Adams, Room L325 unless otherwise stated.

Surgical Indications

Biweekly (half-hour)
100% attendance required for promotion
Pediatric Urology Staff

This is a conference held to review the scheduled cases, the indications for surgery, the type of surgical approach to be used, and pertinent labs and X-rays. The patients are individually presented by the general urology residents rotating on the pediatric urology service, supervised by the Pediatric Urology Resident. Following each patient presentation, the residents are given the opportunity to systematically review diagnoses, as well as the appropriate work-up and management of various pediatric urologic problems. This conference is designed to increase the pediatric urology resident’s understanding of pediatric urology and surgical approaches/decision-making.

Morbidity & Mortality

Fourth Thursday of the Month - 8:00 a.m.
100% attendance required for promotion
Program Director

This conference is attended by the pediatric urology staff, the pediatric urology resident, and the general urology residents rotating on the pediatric urology service. Complications are reviewed in detail and discussed with a constructive emphasis. Any deficiencies in patient care are noted, and appropriate corrections are made. The residents are expected to turn in a list of appropriate cases for discussion monthly, along with a narrative explanation of the complication, resolution, and description of what has been learned by the resident because of the complication.

Topic in Pediatric Urology

Second Thursday of the Month - 8:00 a.m.
100% attendance required for promotion
Program Director

This conference is attended by the pediatric urology staff, the pediatric urology resident, and all the general urology residents. Assorted topics pertinent to pediatric urology are selected to be reviewed in detail, and questions are posed to the residents following the conclusion of the conference (to serve as post-test material). This conference incorporates current literature reviews, reviews of various radiographic imaging modalities pertaining to the topic, and pathologic image reviews. When appropriate, guest speakers serving as experts in an area are invited to lecture on selected topics.

Pediatric Urology Research

First Tuesday of the month - 4:30 p.m.
100% attendance required for promotion
Program Director

This conference is attended by the pediatric urology staff, the pediatric urology resident, the pediatric urology research fellow and the general urology residents rotating on the pediatric urology service. In addition, research support staff, as well as any medical students or general urology residents currently participating in pediatric urology research projects, are invited to attend. The status of ongoing projects is discussed, and ideas for future projects are developed. The purpose is to assess/ ensure progress of projects, identify potential problems, and assist the pediatric urology resident and research fellow with development of research skills necessary for a future in academic pediatric urology.

Pediatric Multidisciplinary

Fourth Thursday of the month - 7:00 a.m.
100% attendance required for promotion
Program Director

This conference is attended by the pediatric urology staff, the pediatric urology resident, all general urology residents, the pediatric nephrology staff and residents, and the pediatric radiology staff. There is a rotating schedule to include the endocrine, nephrology, and surgery team. Case presentations are made by the general urology residents rotating on the pediatric urology service with the supervision of the pediatric urology resident. The urology residents are then expected to systematically evaluate the case, select appropriate work-up, and develop differential diagnoses. The final diagnosis is then discussed in detail, and the forum is then opened for discussion of management of the clinical problems presented.

St. Jude Tumor Board

Second and Fourth Thursday of the month
Attendance is optional but encouraged.

This conference is attended by the pediatric urology resident, the general urology residents rotating on the pediatric urology service, and the pediatric urology staff. Assorted topics relating to childhood cancers are presented in a multidisciplinary manner (using medical, surgical, pathological, and radiological information). Topics relative to pediatric urology are routinely presented, and in such cases the pediatric urology resident and staff are invited to participate in the presentations.

Urology Pediatric Journal Club

Quarterly
100% attendance required for promotion
Pediatric Urology Staff

This conference is attended by the pediatric urology resident, the pediatric urology staff, and the general urology residents. In addition, the adult urology staff are also invited to participate. Current articles from pertinent major medical journals with an emphasis on pediatric urology (Journal of Urology, Urology, British Journal of Urology, Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatric Urology, etc.) are selected for discussion; additionally, relevant historical articles are also selected for discussion. 

The pediatric urology resident is responsible for selecting articles and leading one journal club per year.

Last Published: Nov 29, 2017