Weekly Conference Schedule
The multi-specialty tumor conference is held each Monday at 12:30pm at Highland Hospital Classroom A&B. A broad spectrum of specialties are represented including pathology, radiology, gastroenterology, urology, surgical oncology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, general and colorectal surgery, internal medicine, family practice, GYN oncology, and pulmonology. The residents are expected to present the majority of colorectal cancer cases at this informal planning conference. All types of providers attend this conference such as; nurses, physicians, and care givers.
The GI Conference is held each Wednesday at 7:00am at LSU. The multidisciplinary conference is conducted by the chairman of the department of surgery. The conference is attended by the general surgery staff, colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologist, radiologist, surgical house staff, allied health students, as well as medical students. The resident rotating at Highland Hospital will attend this conference.
This conference is held every week at 6:15am at WKP in the second floor conference room. The topics will rotate weekly and will include M&M/research, Journal Club, and Core Subject presentations. The residents will present material/cases to the faculty. (Breakfast will be served at this conference)
Assigned Reading Topics:
Each resident will read about the assigned topic from the ASCRS Core Subjects list and/or from a selected textbook. One designated resident will prepare a brief presentation on the topic and both residents will participate in an informal discussion.
Each resident will be responsible for reviewing a list of all surgical procedures and the total amount of endoscopic procedures performed for the preceding month based on their rotation. All surgical complications will be listed for discussion.
Each resident will review the current month’s edition of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum and any other articles that may be assigned. Each resident will be expected to select 2 articles and present it for discussion.
Research projects, including case reports and chart reviews, will be discussed with regard to status, from conceptualization through publication. The Louisiana Chapter of the ACS meets annually in New Orleans in January. Abstract deadline is August 1st. The residents are expected to have a presentation at this conference. This presentation can also be submitted to the ASCRS meeting with an abstract deadline in November. A faculty member will be assigned to facilitate and assist the resident with research.
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