Daily A.M. Patient Safety and Case Conference

Residents attend and participate in these conferences every morning. Every case on the schedule for a given day is discussed during morning conference in conjunction with the attending staff. Each case is summarized with regard to clinical history, indication for the procedure, approach to interventional treatment, anesthesia requirements, peri-procedural medications, and other aspects of patient care.

Vascular Conference

This monthly conference with the general, vascular and cardio-thoracic surgeons involves active and recent cases with teaching value, quality assurance considerations, and features that are interesting and/or unique. Residents attend and present the cases.

Interventional Oncology Conference

This is a monthly conference with an in-depth discussion of an interesting case with unique challenges in interventional oncology.  Residents attend and present the cases.

Interventional Radiology/Vascular Surgery Quality Assurance (QA) Committee Meeting

The subcommittee on peripheral vascular disease of the Quality Assurance Committee is the body in charge of quality assurance for percutaneous vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures and peripheral vascular surgical procedures. The purpose of this meeting is to track and discuss medical errors in an environment that facilitates learning, encourages accountability, promotes leadership, and ultimately improves patient care.

Tumor Board

Numerous Tumor Boards are held through Miami Cancer Institute. Residents are required to attend the weekly GI tumor board. Participants includes a multidisciplinary team of physicians (including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, hepatobiliary surgeons, interventional radiologists, a diagnostic radiologist, a pathologist, etc) to review and discuss the medical condition and treatment options for patients with cancer.

Noon and Evening Conferences

Throughout the month, the Medical Education Committee of the health system provides a series of educational programs to which the IVR residents should direct their attention. They should plan to attend at least those conferences that deal with topics related to vascular and interventional radiology. Conferences are listed on the monthly CME calendar.

Journal Club

One evening every other month vascular and interventional radiology Journal Club is held. A list of article assignments is circulated in advance of the club meeting. At Journal Club, a light dinner is served and each person presents a summary of the article for which he/she is responsible. All those present participate in discussion about each paper.

Angio-Interventional Club

One evening every other month, alternating with Journal Club, Angio/Interventional Club (South Florida Society of Interventional Radiology) is held at different locations throughout the year. Attendance by Miami Vascular-IVR residents is encouraged. During this meeting interesting and/or difficult cases are presented by those in attendance (from Miami-Dade and Broward counties) for discussion. Industry representatives provide snacks.

International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) and Symposium on Clinical Interventional Oncology (CIO)

Once per year, MVS hosts the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) and Symposium on Clinical Interventional Oncology (CIO). It boasts a very large faculty (national and international), an impressive series of lectures and live case demonstrations presented to the registrants in a remote auditorium via satellite transmission. During the meeting, the residents are doing much of the clinical work that makes the live case presentation format possible. However, time is provided during the week for each residents to attend part of the meeting.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds occur several times a year. Prominent physicians from all over the world have been invited to speak at the Grand Rounds. In addition, the residents will present their clinical research findings in such a venue at the end of their residency year.

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