Urology Conferences

The Campbell’s Conference is dedicated to the review of the book of Campbell’s urology and the AUA Curriculum. The conference topics are arranged to discuss all the books chapters over a period of 2 years. The topics are outlined by selecting a Campbell’s chapter and the corresponding AUA curriculum. All urological surgeons are present for this conference to supervise, answer questions and to give insight into various urologic topics. A faculty member is selected to facilitate discussion based upon their specialty and topic of discussion. Residents and surgeons review the chapter.  Residents take turns in presenting the material.  AUA updates, Campbell’s, will also be utilized for preparing for this conference.


The GU Tumor Board meets twice a month on the second and fourth Thursday from 7:00 8:00 a.m. in the Oncology Conference Room and is attended by a multi-disciplinary team of radiation oncologists, radiologist, pathologists and urologists. Patient cases are discussed and provide an excellent learning opportunity for faculty and residents.


Grand Rounds are held monthly on the last Monday of each month from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. and is dedicated for an in depth review and discussion of different topics in urology.  Presenters can be invited speakers, attending urologists or residents.  Urologists from the community, mid-level providers, urology staff and other residents at UTCOMC are invited to attend Grand Rounds. Occasionally an invited speaker who is an expert in a particular topic of discussion will be scheduled.  Residents are expected to give one Grand Rounds every year.  Preparing slides and giving talks in the presence of an audience will help prepare residents for public speaking.


Research Conference is held monthly and is dedicated to research discussion, organization and data collection.  Each resident is required to complete research project(s) during their training and submit to local, regional and national conferences for presentation.  


Mortality and Morbidity Conference (M & M) is held on a monthly basis on the last Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. During the M & M meeting, senior residents on each service present all complications of cases that occurred while running that respective service from the previous month.  Discussion centers on complications, possible causes, management, and preventability.  Systems issues are identified and discussed when appropriate.


Journal Club is held on a monthly basis on the 3rd Thursday from 6:30 8:00 p.m. Residents are expected to review the table of contents of different journals, and comment on interesting articles. This is followed by presentations of three in-depth articles coinciding with the topic of discussion. These articles are presented and discussed by residents and faculty.  Participants also discuss and evaluate the quality of their evidence.


Indications & Case Presentations is held each Monday at 7:00 a.m. Residents and Faculty meet to discuss upcoming cases for the week and interesting cases. 


Weekly Didactic Session is held on Monday evenings.  Topics are determined by rotating faculty members. 


In-Service Exam Preparation is an informal session provided by a faculty member and chief resident from July through November to assist residents in preparing for the annual exam. 





Updated: 09-26-2018




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