Vattikuti Urology Institute conferences:
Grand Rounds, Wednesday, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
During this weekly conference, a variety of topics are presented by the residents, senior staff, and guest speakers from within and outside Henry Ford Hospital.
Topic-oriented Conference/Radiology/Pathology, Friday, 7 - 8:30 a.m.
This conference is coordinated by the chief residents with input from the senior staff. This conference is interactive, and includes reviews of chapters from Campbell-Walsh Urology, case management, adult and pediatric radiology, uropathology, biostatistics, urodynamics, review of AUA Guidelines, and coding.
Female Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery Conference, Thursday, 7 – 10 a.m.
This weekly conference covers a variety of female urology topics, and is attended by residents, urogynecology fellows, urogynecology senior staff.
Urology Tumor Board, every other Tuesday, 7 - 8 a.m.
This conference is attended by Urology, Pathology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Radiology. Interesting and unusual cases, as well as those requiring multidisciplinary input regarding care, are presented by the urology residents. Pathology slides and pertinent radiographic studies are reviewed and the case is discussed by the specialist in attendance. A care plan is developed and recommendations are relayed back to the treating physicians.
Journal Club, 4th Thursday, 6 - 9 p.m.
This conference is attended by the residents, senior staff, and scientific staff (Ph.D.s). Articles for review are chosen by the senior resident with input from the senior staff. Many of the articles are selected from The Journal of Urology, Urology, and European Urology. In addition, any article pertaining to a urological topic in JAMA, NEJM, and Lancet are discussed. Each article is presented on Powerpoint by one of the residents with emphasis on study design, validity of interpretation of results, and its relevance to patient care.
Children's Hospital of Michigan conferences:
Pediatric Urology/Nephrology/Radiology Conference, Thursday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
This weekly conference is led by Dr. J. Michael Zerin, one of the world's leading pediatric uroradiologists, with participation by the pediatric urology and pediatric nephrology service, as well as the radiology residents. Cases are selected by the pediatric urology and nephrology attendings. Patient management is discussed and planned. Indications and limitations of particular imaging studies are reviewed.
Tumor Board, Wednesday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
This weekly conference is attended by General Surgery, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, and Pathology. The Urology staff attends the conference when a urological tumor is presented. Pathology slides and pertinent radiographic studies are reviewed and the case is discussed by the specialist in attendance. A care plan is developed.
Michigan Urological Society
This meeting meets 3 times per year on a Wednesday afternoon and includes the programs in the eastern half of Michigan, including Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University, Beaumont Hospital, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and the DMC Osteopathic Program. Attendance by VUI residents is mandatory. One of the conferences is given by a host institution and include one faculty talk and two guest speakers. One of the conferences is an all day board review course with participation by faculty from all of the programs. The spring meeting is a resident research contest, and is judged by an outside speaker.
AUA Board Review Course (July each year)
This course is attended by the URO-2 residents and chief residents.