Didactic Training

The focus of our didactic teaching is to supplement the fellow’s clinical experiences and individual learning strategy.

Neonatal Case Management – A completely fellow-driven experience, this conference occurs weekly and consists of presentation and discussion of recent cases from the NICU or Transitional Nursery. Monthly, in memory of Dr. Marueen Hack, Dr. Deanne Wilson-Costello and other faculty members with a focus on neonatal follow-up give a case presentation highlighting neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Didactics in Neonatology – Organized by Drs. Richard Martin and Tommy Raffay, these lectures are aimed towards preparing our fellows for the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine certifying examination. Lectures are held weekly from September through June.

Morbidity and Mortality Review – Attended by OB faculty members as well as pathologists (including an expert in placental pathology), the focus of this conference is to review deaths that have occurred in the NICU and Labor and Delivery Unit. It is held monthly and is organized by Dr. Mary Nock.

Neonatology Quality Improvement Issues – This is an interdisciplinary conference facilitated by Dr. Mary Nock. It is held monthly and focuses on the progress reports from various quality improvement committees as well as discussion of implementation of quality improvement initiatives.

Journal Club – Fellows and Neonatal faculty meet monthly to discuss a recently published article. Fellows select and present an article with assistance from Dr. Andrea Trembath.

Fetal Board – This joint conference occurs twice per month. MFM faculty members present imaging and clinical information about women expecting babies with congenital malformations. The MFM, Palliative Care, Cardiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Neonatology teams work together to prepare delivery plans for these patients.

Neonatology Basics Series – This conference is held weekly in July and August of each year and is organized by Dr. Mary Nock. The purpose is to introduce new fellows to basic concepts in Neonatology including neonatal x-ray interpretation, the basics of ventilation, premature formulas and breast milk additives, etc.

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