Conferences

Weekly conferences form a key part of fellows’ training and education. A weekly series of lectures provides a core curriculum on hematology and oncology, and grand round conferences allow fellows, faculty and physicians to discuss recent important cases seen in Duke and the literature. Multidisciplinary conferences also allow fellows to broaden their expertise.

Required Core Conferences

Hematology/Oncology Core Curriculum Lectures

Rundles Conference Room, 405 Seeley G. Mudd Building
Mondays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The formal training of fellows is structured around a didactic lecture series and a formal curriculum, presented at a luncheon conference each Monday morning. The conference instructs fellows in the basic science and clinical principles of hematology and oncology.

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

143 Jones Building
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9 a.m.

Each Wednesday morning the Divisions of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Cell Therapy assemble to discuss interesting recent cases seen at the Duke University Medical Center and the Durham VA Medical Center. Grand rounds begin with case histories, followed by 10-15 minutes of discussion and literature review prepared by a fellow, resident or staff member. Fellows' presentations are formally reviewed. The second part of the conference is devoted to an extended case discussion or research seminar. 

Multidisciplinary Pathology Conferences

Fellows are required to attend and participate in at least one multidisciplinary pathology conference each month throughout the fellowship. These conferences are listed below.

Multidisciplinary Breast Oncology Conference

Pathology Conference Room
3114 Yellow Zone, Mondays, 4:30 p.m.

GI Oncology Conference

Surgical Endoscopic Conference Room
Third Floor -- Duke University Hospital (Duke North), Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Hematology Service Case Conference

Room 2993, Duke Clinic (Duke South) in front of Clinic 2B-2C, Tuesdays, 8 - 9 a.m.
This conference is required for the resident and fellows on the Duke Hematology Consult and Outpatient rotations.
Contact: Dr. Gow Arepally  (arepa001@mc.duke.edu)

Fellows’ Post-Clinic Conference

Durham VA Medical Center Hematology/Oncology Clinic, 12 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays

Bone Marrow Transplant Grand Rounds

BMT Conference Room (North Pavilion) / 001 MSRB, Tuesdays 12 p.m.
This meeting alternates location weekly-per topic e-mail announcement.

VAMC GI Oncology Multimodality Conference

Room F3199, Third Floor, F-wing, Laboratory, Tuesdays, 4 p.m.
Required for the fellow and resident on the VA Hematology-Oncology Consult Service. Fellows are encouraged to present cases. Radiology and pathology will be reviewed. Treatment plans and evidence supporting those treatment plans will be discussed.

Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program (TOP)

Room 1515 Duke University Hospital (Duke North), Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Conference

M224 Markee Classroom - Green Zone -Duke South
This meeting alternates location weekly, Thursdays, 8 - 9 a.m.
Contact: Dr. Rich Riedel (richard.riedel@duke.edu).

VAMC General Oncology Conference

Room F3199, Third Floor, F-wing, Thursdays, 4 p.m.
Required for the fellow and resident on the VA Hematology-Oncology Consult Service. The fellow selects cases for presentation and discussion among Hematology-Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Pathology staff. Neurosurgery attends periodically and brings cases. The fellow must submit list to pathology room F 3205 by noon the day before the conference.

VAMC Thoracic Oncology Conference

Room F3199, Third Floor, F-wing, Laboratory, Thursdays, 4:30 p.m.
Required for the fellow and resident on the VA Hematology-Oncology Consult Service. The fellow selects cases of thoracic malignancy or suspected malignancy for presentation and discussion among Hematology-Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Pulmonary staff. The fellow must provide cases to Megan McCormick (Megan.McCormick@duke.edu), PA in pulmonary, by noon Wednesday.

Hematological Malignancy Grand Rounds

M224 Markee Classroom - Green Zone -Duke South Fridays, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
This is an interactive conference on hematologic malignancies, centered on patient cases. Each conference begins with data that addresses an issue from the proceeding conference. Then two cases are presented, with discussion of the major decision points, and the citation of appropriate data.
Contact: Dr. Louis Diehl (louis.diehl@duke.edu).

Duke Health Raleigh Multi-Disciplinary Tumor Board 

Fridays, 7 – 8 a.m.
Contact: Dr. Michael Spiritos (michael.spiritos@duke.edu)