Pediatric Nephrology Renal Pathology Conference

Frequency: Monthly

This is a case-based conference with case presentations by nephrology faculty and/or Fellows followed by presentation of histologic findings in a teaching format presented by our pediatric renal pathologists.

Practical Nephropathology for Nephrology Fellows:

This is an annual focused renal pathology course for Adult and Pediatric Nephrology Fellows conducted by Emory renal pathologist Dr. Brad Farris and colleagues. The course comprises 8 hours of didactic presentations and covers at least the following topics:

       Normal Histology of the Kidney
       Immune Mechanisms of Glomerular Pathology
       Minimal Change Disease-Focal Sclerosis
       Membranous Nephropathy
       Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis
       IgA Nephropathy
       Acute Post-Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis
       Crescentic Glomerulonephritis
       Lupus Nephritis
       Diabetic Nephropathy
       Thrombotic Microangiopathy
       Renal Transplant Pathology

Pediatric Nephrology Journal Club

Frequency: Monthly

Fellows and faculty present and discuss recently published articles of importance.

Pediatric Nephrology Invitee Conference

Frequency: Monthly

Topics of nephrologic interest are selected to be presented by Divisional faculty, local faculty or Fellow invitees, or Pediatric Nephrology Fellows (once yearly in their 2nd and 3rd years).

Pediatric Nephrology Core Curriculum Course

Frequency: Monthly

Fellows and faculty present didactic reviews of the core topics in the fellowship curriculum. There are 33 topics that are covered during the 3 year fellowship. In addition, 10 core Orientation topics are presented in a concentrated fashion each year during the month of July.

Pediatric Departmental CPC Grand Rounds

Frequency: Weekly

Departmental CPC Grand Rounds are presented by a Pediatric Resident and moderated by a pediatric faculty member with audience interaction, followed by a didactic wrap-up of the case-in-point by a faculty member or Fellow. Nephrology Fellows are expected to provide the didactic discussion at least once during their 2nd or 3rd year.

Emory Transplant Conference

Frequency: Weekly from September through May

These are outstanding didactic conferences presented by local faculty and distinguished worldwide guest speakers.

Emory Adult Nephrology Grand Rounds

Frequency: Weekly

These are outstanding didactic conferences presented by local faculty and fellows and distinguished worldwide guest speakers.

Multidisciplinary Pediatric Renal Transplant Patient Care Conference

Frequency: Monthly

Chronic kidney disease patients undergoing evaluation for renal transplantation are discussed to identify issues affecting eligibility for or special needs regarding transplantation in participatory fashion by pediatric nephrology faculty, Fellows, transplant surgeons, transplant nurse coordinators, social workers, and others.

Research in Progress Seminar

Frequency: PRN

Fellows and faculty present proposed research projects, updates on ongoing research projects, or give practice presentations in preparation for scientific meetings.

Multidisciplinary Inpatient Care Rounds

Frequency: Daily (during in-patient rotations)

During inpatient coverage, the Fellow, under the close supervision of the pediatric nephrology attending, is responsible to coordinate care of inpatients and to involve team members in the discussion on daily rounds. Attendants include the pediatric resident (PL2 or PL3) on monthly assignment to the Nephrology service, medical students, transplant nurse coordinators, dialysis nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, child-life specialist, nutritionist, pharmacist, transplant services chaplain, and case coordinator.

Multidisciplinary Patient Care Dialysis Conference

Frequency: Monthly

The plan of care for all pediatric hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients is discussed, including medical management and preparation for kidney transplantation.