Didactic & Research Conferences

The USF neonatal fellowship training program offers a variety of didactic and research conferences to aid in the continual professional development of the trainee. Fellows are excused from all clinical responsibilities during conference times to promote these valuable educational experiences. 

  • Best Practices – 1st Wednesday of each month
    This is a multidisciplinary meeting held between members of the TGH NICU staff including neonatologists, fellows, nursing leadership, transport team, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and Infectious Disease. Discussion includes data analytics and ongoing monitoring of best practice guidelines in the unit regarding performance improvement, patient safety, and risk management to provide the best possible outcomes for our neonatal patients.  

  • Fetal Board – 2nd Wednesday of each month
    This conference is a joint meeting between the Maternal Fetal Medicine/Neonatal Divisions, and consist of clinically relevant cases prepared and discussed by the fellows of both divisions and facilitated by faculty members.

  • Board Review – 2nd Wednesday of each month
    A fellow led board review session with a review of the monthly AAP NeoPrep questions.

  • Fetal Care Center – 2nd Wednesday of each month
    This interdisciplinary conference is held with neonatology, maternal-fetal medicine, cardiology and surgery to discuss the prenatal and postnatal diagnosis and management of complex patients with known anomalies. 

  • Case Conference – 3rd Wednesday of each month
    This conference is led by a fellow who chooses a neonatal patient of particular interest. The infants case is presented in its entirety and is followed by an interactive discussion with faculty and neonatal trainees that focuses on the disease pathophysiology and current evidence based practice guidelines. 

  • Journal Club – 3rd Wednesday of each month
    This fellow-led conference reviews a current journal article of interest within the field of neonatology. Under the guidance of selected faculty, the fellow will work to develop the necessary skills for critical appraisal of the published medical literature.

  • USF Perinatal Research Seminar – Quarterly on Wednesdays
    A multidisciplinary seminar including members of the USF College of Medicine, College of Public Health, College of Nursing in which members share their research pursuits for feedback and intellectual discussion. 

  • USF Pediatric Grand Rounds - Thursdays, 8-9 AM
    This conference is held weekly and teleconferenced from Tampa General Hospital.

  • JHACH Pediatric Grand Rounds - Fridays, 12:30-1:30 PM  
    This meeting provides Continuing Medical Education for physicians through JHACH.