Conferences and Educational Opportunities

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11:00am - Transplant ID Case Conference 8:00am - Medicine grand rounds 8:00 & 8:15am - ID Board Review and General ID Case Conference 8:15am - Antimicrobial Tutorial Session (2nd & 4th Thursdays) 8:00am - Pre-clinic HIV Conference
12:00pm - Noon Conference 12:30pm - Journal Club (2nd Wednesday) 8:15am - Quality Improvement
12:30pm - ID Faculty Seminar (4th Wednesday) 12:00pm - Portland ID Citywide Conference

The weekly Monday ID Core Lecture noon conference series incorporates principles of active learning, guest speakers, infection control experiential exercises, and material covering the core ID content areas. 

Each Wednesday fellows participate in a facilitated review of a few board review questions before case conference with program leadership. Here we discuss ID board review content, learning objectives, and test taking strategies.

Transplant ID (Monday) and General ID (Wednesday) case conferences are weekly, clinically-oriented, engaging conferences that allow our fellows and faculty the opportunity to share challenging and interesting active cases.

Our Antimicrobial Tutorial Series is a wildly popular 17 session series led by our ID Pharmacist, Dr. Jim Lewis. This series is a high-impact, practical, and fun interactive primer on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, review of the major antimicrobial drugs and classes, and their application to special populations such as in pregnancy and lactation.

Our Citywide conference is a case-based conference that is hosted at a rotating clinical site on a weekly basis. Cases and short discussions are presented, with lively participation from colleagues throughout the Portland metropolitan area.

The weekly Friday pre-clinic HIV conference is a didactic curriculum that comprehensively covers core HIV topics including virology, antiviral therapeutics, opportunistic infections, HIV important comorbidities, and social/structural determinants of health for people living with HIV infection.

Our fellows participate in the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Core Antimicrobial Stewardship Curriculum. This curriculum consists of didactic, case-based learning and role-playing activities designed to provide foundational knowledge in antimicrobial stewardship. Sessions are facilitated by ID/Stewardship physicians and pharmacists and are followed by a week of mentored practical experience in antimicrobial stewardship in particular for fellows interested in pursuing a career with an antimicrobial stewardship focus.

The Quality Improvement (QI) curriculum includes a focused didactic series, longitudinal participation in a QI project, and mentored preparation of an ID Division M&M conference.  Given the strong relevance of QI to ID in areas such as antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention and control, and diagnostic stewardship, our fellows' QI project is often an instrument of important practice change as well as a starting point for scholarly work.

Journal Club is held monthly and led by two fellows, with an emphasis on critical review of the literature and presentation of key or practice-changing ID papers.

Our Faculty Seminar series is held monthly and highlights the active scholarly pursuits of our faculty.