The fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the University of Virginia offers a wide variety of educational conferences for the Interventional Fellows.
Cardiovascular Grand Rounds
This conference consists of an invited speaker presenting an update, review or novel topic in cardiology. Both basic science and clinical cardiology topics are represented by this conference. The guest speakers generally have been nationally and internationally recognized leaders in cardiology but also includes local faculty. In addition, departing cardiology fellows including Interventional fellows are invited to present at Cardiovascular Grand Rounds.
Cath Lab Teaching Conference
Cath Lab Teaching Conference is designed specifically for the educational needs of all diagnostic and interventional fellows. The purpose of this conference is to systematically review the core knowledge base that must be mastered by both diagnostic and interventional fellows before completion of the program. This conference is clinically oriented and consists of three elements rotated throughout the year:
A division wide Cath Conference is held at 7:00 a.m. each
Friday. This is one of the major teaching conferences of the
division. Attendance by all cardiology fellows and Interventional
fellows is mandatory. Cardiology attendings, nurse practitioners,
medical students, housestaff, radiology students, anesthesiologists,
cardiac surgeons, and other health care professionals attend this
conference. The Interventional fellow will have primary oversight
responsibility for the Friday morning Cath Conference, which will
consist of cases evaluated and presented by the cardiac cath
An organized, didactic conference providing the core knowledge base
for interventional cardiology and is prepared and presented primarily
by the interventional fellows. In addition to a comprehensive and
formal presentation including a review of the pertinent literature,
specific cases and angiograms are also presented.