Joint Nephrology Fellowship Journal Club/Pathology Conference

Journal Club

Weekly Journal Club at BWH consists of individual presentations by both faculty and fellows. The goal of Journal Club is for it to be both informative and stimulating, but also to give the audience insight into how to critically review papers. The presentation includes a brief discussion of the background, why the article was chosen for journal club, main hypothesis of paper, relevance of work proposed (a priori), methods used, alternative methods which could have been used and critique, data exposition, conclusions supported by data, conclusions claimed by authors, relevance of paper (a posteriori), future questions and directions suggested by paper.

Regular Schedule: September to June
Thursdays, 8:30AM-9:30AM

Pathology Conference

Every first Thursday, Pathology Conference is held instead of Journal Club. Pathology Conference is a monthly conference presented by Drs. Helmut Rennke and Vanesa Bijol, our renal pathologists. Cases from the BWH Renal Division as well as outside cases will be selected for presentation. The pathology is presented by the Drs. Rennke and Bijol, and all participants discuss the cases and clinical applicability.

Regular Schedule: September to June
Thursdays, 8:00AM-9:30AM


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