There are four regular infectious diseases teaching conferences each week.
Because Wednesday and Friday conferences are broadcast, NIH fellows are able to participate in these conferences at three of their five rotation sites. In addition, fellows participate in conferences specific to their outside rotations, including both didactic and case-based sessions.
In addition to the above scheduled weekly conferences/lectures, there are weekly teaching conferences centered on topics relevant to the NIAID inpatient immunodeficiency ward, HIV clinic, and parasitology service. Additional clinical talks include the weekly NIAID Grand Rounds; the weekly NIH Clinical Center Grand Rounds; the monthly meeting of the Greater Washington Infectious Disease Society (GWIDS), in which all infectious diseases programs of the metropolitan Washington, DC, area rotate in presenting their more interesting cases; and citywide quarterly tropical medicine meetings. Numerous other conferences and didactic lectures are offered on a wide range of research and clinical subjects on a daily basis at NIH.
Last Updated January 21, 2009