Conferences

Conferences 

Clinically relevant rotations, in both AP and CP are integrated throughout training, and residents attend and present at departmental and interdepartmental conferences. Several conferences play a major role in the Residency Training Program, including:

  • Weekly didactic sessions in both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Weekly Anatomic Unknown Conference
  • Bi-weekly Autopsy Conference
  • Weekly Journal Clubs
  • Monthly Molecular Genetic Pathology Conference
Anatomic Pathology Core Curriculum Conference
Weekly, Tuesday mornings 8:00a.m. in Room 5120. This conference will be a didactic session by the faculty. This conference will cover various topics in anatomic pathology. Attendance is required by all residents.
 
Anatomic Pathology Unknown Core Conference
Weekly, Wednesday mornings 8:00a.m. in Room 0303. This conference will be a follow up session that will include unknowns; unless the presentations do not lend themselves to an unknown format (e.g.) Lab Administration can be done in didactic or another format. This conference will cover various topics in anatomic pathology. Attendance is required by all residents.
 
Clinical Pathology Core Conference
Weekly, Monday mornings 8:00a.m. in Room 5120. This conference will be a didactic session by the faculty. This conference will cover various topics in clinical pathology. Attendance is required by all residents.
 
Clinical Pathology Rounds / Clinical Call Review
Bi-Weekly, Monday mornings 8:45 – 9:00a.m. and Friday mornings at 8:45-9:00a.m., Room 5120. Attendance required by all residents. Interesting clinical cases to be presented by the assigned resident. The last Friday of every month will be an interesting cytogenetics case conference given by the resident on autopsy service. 
 
Gynecology Colposcopy/Dysplasia Conference
Weekly, Monday mornings at 8:00 a.m. 8:30a.m., Room 0301. OB/GYN personnel choose recent cases to present at the multi-headed scope. The appropriate resident receives a list of cases from the pathology secretary in Room 0303 by the Friday before the conference and is responsible for presenting the cases after a brief clinical summary presented by the OB/GYN resident.  The resident is encouraged to discuss the cases with Dr. Zheng prior to his/her presentation to make sure understand how to make the diagnosis. This is attended only by the assigned resident.   
 
Gynecology-Oncology Conference
Monthly, 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 a.m., Room 8403. OB/GYN residents choose interesting cases and contact the assigned resident in Pathology approximately one week in advance.  The Pathology resident is responsible to present pertinent gross/microscopic slides or PowerPoint presentations and should be able to answer pertinent pathology questions.  The resident is encouraged to discuss the cases with Dr. Zheng prior to his/her presentation to make sure understand the topic thoroughly.  This is attended only by the assigned resident. 
 
Hematopathology Case Presentation
Monthly, last Tuesday of every month, at 12:00p.m., Room 2920. Resident and attendings on the Hematopathology service choose interesting cases seen during the month and present pertinent clinical and pathologic findings.
 
 Medicine Conference
Monthly, Second Friday 12:00p.m., Room 6120. The chief residents in Medicine choose interesting cases and contact the assigned resident in Pathology approximately 1 week in advance with a potential list. The resident is responsible to present appropriate microscopic/gross pictures and should be able to answer pertinent pathology questions. This is attended only by the assigned resident.
 
Molecular Genetics Conference
The 3rd Thursday of every month, at 8:00am, Room 5120 will be a didactic session by the faculty. This conference will cover various topics in Molecular Genetics. Attendance is required by all residents.
 
Journal Club
The 2nd and 4th Friday of every month, will be a Journal Club session. Residents rotate with attendings for responsibility of journal clubs. Residents must submit electronic articles and a presentation question to the Residency Coordinator, Tammy Umstott (umstott@email.arizona.edu) on the session due dates. See schedule and contact appropriate attendings for information. The total length of articles should not exceed 30 pages. Allow 10 minutes for questions after each article represented. Attendance is required by all residents. 
 
Pediatric Pathology Topics Conference
These conferences are incorporated into the Anatomic Pathology Core Conferences and the Clinical Pathology Core Conferences. Attendance is required by all residents. 
 
Colorectal Tumor Management Conference (Tumor Board)
Weekly, Thursday mornings at 7:00a.m., Dept. of Radiology in Room  TBD . Surgical oncologists & radiation oncologists choose cases for presentation. The assigned pathology resident is responsible for presenting pertinent microscopic findings. This is attended only by the assigned resident.
 
Urology Conference
Fourth Wednesday of the month at 12:00p.m. in Room 0303. Assigned resident will present the month’s interesting cases to the urology residents. The urology team will provide the pathology secretary with the cases by the 3rd Friday of the month. This is attended only by the assigned resident.
 
Pulmonary Conference
First and third Tuesday of the month at 12:00p.m. in Room 0303. The assigned resident will receive the list of cases provided to the pathology secretary approximately 3 days in advance. The resident will preview the cases and discuss finding with Dr. Sobonya. The resident will present the key pathologic findings to the clinical teams. This is attended only by the assigned resident.
 
Gynecologic Oncology Conference
Every other Monday (the second and the 4th week of each month) at 4:00p.m. in room 0303. The autopsy resident(s), not PSF, will
receive the list of cases from the pathology secretary the previous Friday.  The resident will review the cases with Dr. Zheng on Monday at 10:00a.m.  The resident will present the key pathologic findings at the conference and should be able to discuss pertinent pathologic findings.  If the autopsy resident(s) is not available to present the cases, a substitute resident is required to do this.   This is attended only by the assigned resident. 
 
Surgical Pathology Conference/Surgery
Weekly, Tuesday morning at 7:00a.m., Room 0301. Assigned Surgical Pathology resident (S1) receives a list of cases from the pathology secretary approximately 1 week in advance. The resident is responsible for showing microscopic slides to medical students, surgery residents and surgery attendings around the multiheaded scope and should be able to discuss pertinent pathological information. This is attended only by the assigned resident.
 
 Residents’ Meeting
First Thursday of the Month, 8:00AM , LSN538 (Life Sciences North). Run by Chief Residents.   Attendance is required for all residents.
 
Neuro-oncology
Every Thursday of every month, 8:00am., Dept. of Radiology in Room TBD. Neurologists, radiology, and radiation/oncology select cases and forward a list to the pathology secretary. The assigned pathology resident is responsible for presenting digital pictures or live images with scope of pertinent microscopic findings. This is attended only by the assigned resident, who is excused from the pathology conference running at the same time.
 
VA Internal Medicine Conference
Monthly, second Friday of every month at 12:00p.m., at the SAVAHCS. Assigned Medicine resident chooses interesting cases and contact the VA Clinical Pathology resident approximately 1 week in advance. The assigned Pathology resident is responsible to present pertinent microscopic findings.   This is attended only by the assigned resident.
 
VA Tumor Board
Bi-Monthly, the second and fourth Thursday of the month, 4:00p.m. in Building 80, 2nd floor. The assigned resident will prepare a powerpoint presentation of the assigned cases. This is attended only by the assigned resident. 
 
VA Pulmonary/Neuropathology Tumor Board
Monthly, the first Thursday of the month, 4:00PM in Building 80, 2nd floor. The assigned resident will prepare a powerpoint presentation of the assigned cases. This is attended only by the assigned resident.