University of Maryland Infectious Diseases fellows presenting at a case conference

To set up a visiting rotation with the UMMC Infectious Diseases Program, email Tara Winterling.

Weekly Conferences

Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
Every week, two fellows each present the case of a patient with an interesting or rare infection, often with challenging diagnostic or treatment decisions. Fellows are tasked to ask a crucial clinical question and then review the pertinent literature on the topic. These conferences generate lively discussion, providing the fellows with insight into the varied approaches to patient management.

Infectious Diseases Teaching Conference
Weekly lectures are given by our ID faculty in their areas of expertise. Emphasis is given to core lectures on common infections early in the year, with reviews of less common diseases later in the year. Through this lecture series, fellows receive instruction on the majority of topics covered on the ID boards.

Department of Medicine - Grand Rounds

Institute of Human Virology General Staff meeting – presentations rotate among Basic Science, Epidemiology, and Clinical Division

Department of Epidemiology - Grand Rounds

conference speaker at podium

Monthly Conferences

Research and Pathogenesis Conferences
These conferences take the place of one Case Conference each month. Fellows present an in-depth evaluation of a disease state or their original research.

Microbiology Rounds (twice monthly)
Fellows attend rounds in the microbiology lab with Dr. Johnson every other week. Rounds consist of a mix of didactic and lab-based instruction. Current clinical cases of interest from the wards are highlighted and explored.

Journal Club
Journal club discussions are led by a fellow, who chooses a recent publication to review. Fellows gain experience reviewing the literature and leading group discussions. Expert faculty in field of interest and an ID epidemiologist from the Department of Epidemiology are invited to foster the discussion and ensure understanding of basic research methods and statistical concepts.

IHV Case Conference (except during the summer)
This conference focuses on the management of HIV-infected patients. Faculty, fellows, and community HIV providers present cases with diagnostic or therapeutic challenges (especially advanced resistance). Cases are chosen to generate discussion, provide feedback and advice to the presenter, and highlight important teaching points.

Other Infectious Diseases Conferences
Conferences on difficult HIV management cases, Morbidity & Mortality, and fellow-guided ID board review also occur monthly on a rotating basis.

Institute of Human Virology - Journal Club