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Weekly Interdisciplinary Conference Schedule

Schedule of the conferences attended by the residents, fellows, and faculty throughout department.

Noon Conference Lecture Series: A series of didactic lectures are held daily at noon by members of our faculty. These lectures are recorded daily and archived so that they can be viewed live or at a later date by our residents. A two-year curriculum is followed so that all areas of radiology are adequately covered in accordance with the ABR blueprints. Noon conference is followed by an interactive, hot seat type case conference.

Interventional Radiology Conferences: 

  • Morning Report: Morning Report occurs each day and focuses on patient work up, clinical care issues and planning scheduled procedures.
  • Interesting Case Conference: Held every Tuesday morning, this conference focuses on interesting cases from the prior week. Discussions cover procedural technique, patient management, and clinical problems.
  • Didactic Lecture Series: Every Thursday morning we have a didactic conference which follows two year IR curriculum.
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference: Once a month we have an M and M conference to discuss complications from the prior month. Residents are responsible for presenting a root cause analysis on selected cases.
  • Monthly Teaching Sessions: IR faculty, fellows and residents will meet monthly to review IR specific texts and articles for discussion and deliberation.

Physics Lecture Series: Our Physics Department conduct several focused workshops and lectures for radiology residents throughout the year. Their courses cover introductory radiological physics, the principles of ultrasound, CT and MRI, digital and computer instrumentation, and radionuclide imaging.

Business & Leadership Curriculum: We provide dedicated lectures throughout the year focusing on business and leadership. This year we are utilizing the Leadership Essentials program through the American College of Radiology. This program provides impactful training for residents in the leadership and non-interpretive skills most relevant to early career success. We also have lectures that are given by faculty from UAB Collat School of Business. Topics of discussion include personal finance, hospital administration, medical malpractice and risk management, job interviewing and contracts, critical thinking, quality and ethics.

RSNA Patient Centered Care in Radiology national curriculum – RSNA has developed a curriculum of interactive patient-centered care learning modules designed for diagnostic and integrated interventional radiology programs that focus on the basics of patient-centered care, empathy/cultural awareness, communication, safety and teamwork. These sessions are reviewed in small group settings and involved interactive team based learning.

Barfield-Carter Lecture Series and Grand Rounds: Melson Barfield-Carter, M.D. served as the first chair of the UAB Department of Radiology from 1945-1955. She was both the first woman department chair and the first woman professor at the Medical College of Alabama. We invite an outstanding female radiologist speak to our department each year for the Barfield-Carter Lecture Series. We also have leaders in the field of radiology speak at Grand Rounds several times throughout the year.

Journal Club: Journal Club is held every month and overseen by a rotating faculty member, who chooses the 3-4 articles discussed by the residents. Typically, food and/or dessert are provided at Journal Club.

Quality Case Review: Every three months, our department has the Quality Case Review where we review quality cases and quality issues affecting patient care. This conference is attended by residents and faculty.