Trainees participate in weekly conferences in the Division and within the Department of Medicine. These include:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


4-5 p.m.
Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds


12-1 p.m.
Journal Club and Core Curriculum

12:15-1 p.m.
Microbiology Plate Rounds

4-5 p.m.
Infectious Diseases Case Conference 


12-1 p.m.
Medicine Grand Rounds


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Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds

This is the main ID Division weekly conference which covers current clinical and basic science topics pertinent to infectious diseases. Faculty members, as well as speakers from outside the Division of Infectious Diseases and Duke, present at this conference. Once per year, research fellows will present their research and research-in-progress at this venue.

Infectious Diseases Journal Club and Core Curriculum

This weekly conference for students, residents, fellows and staff provides a forum to highlight current academic discourse in Infectious Diseases by reviewing recent literature on topics within the field of expertise (or original research) of our esteemed faculty and critically appraise the “state of the science.” Research fellows, along with a designated faculty discussant, will prepare a detailed review of a current journal article a minimum of twice per year. In addition, Core Curriculum topics, critical review of relevant guidelines from IDSA and other professional societies and ID Board Review topics are addressed in this weekly conference.  

Clinical Microbiology Plate Rounds

Duke Clinical Microbiology Lab faculty present interesting clinical cases to Adult and Pediatrics ID fellows, including a discussion of the laboratory techniques used to identify infectious organisms and a summary of differential diagnosis based on laboratory data.

Infectious Diseases Clinical Case Conference

In this weekly clinical conference, fellows present cases from the inpatient consult services followed by a review of literature supporting key clinical questions raised in the case. This is a highly interactive exercise in the diagnosis and management of clinical infectious diseases and adds a wealth of case material to the repertoire of all the Division members. This conference stresses the means of arriving at the correct diagnosis more than picking the right diagnosis itself.

Medicine Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds is a weekly topic- and case-based presentation by members of the faculty of the Department of Medicine (and colleagues in the School of Medicine). Topics and cases are selected to provide faculty and trainees with up-to-date knowledge about timely issues in internal medicine.

Additional Conferences

July Lecture Series

During the first month, clinical fellows receive intensive didactic instruction from faculty on core infectious diseases concepts as they acclimate to the role of Infectious Diseases consultants. Topics include:     

  • The Art of Effective Consultation

  • Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship

  • Infection Prevention and Infection Control

  • Clinical Microbiology

  • Orthopedic Infections

  • Introduction to Transplant ID

  • Staphylococcal Infections

  • Tuberculosis and Mycobacterial Infections

  • Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

  • Allergy Assessment and Penicillin Skin Testing

Transplant Curriculum

Our trainees participate in several shared educational opportunities offered by the Duke Transplant Center. These include: the interdisciplinary Transplant Core Curriculum, a monthly lecture series presented by institutional experts addressing fundamental concepts in solid organ transplantation; Transplant Grand Rounds, held monthly; and a quarterly case-based Infection and Immunity Conference, during which the balance between immune modulation and infection is critically examined.

Medicine Research Conference

This monthly research seminar highlights outstanding investigators across the Department of Medicine. The series is designed to foster new initiatives and collaborations among our faculty, fellows and residents.