Fellows Conferences

Hematology/Oncology Core Conference:
The Core Conference Series features 45-minute lectures on major topics in hematology and oncology.  This series follows the topic outline provided for fellow education by the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The lectures are provided by faculty of the Division of Hematology/Oncology or guest speakers from other departments who are experts in that topic.   This conference occurs twice weekly, Tuesday and Friday at 8 am. 

Fellows Conference:
This conference may take one of several forms:

  • Journal Club, in which a peer-reviewed article on emerging or controversial topics in hematology oncology is reviewed;
  • Patient Management Conference at which difficult patient-management problems encountered by the fellow in clinic or in the hospital are presented. The patient-management conference may include discussion of the literature pertinent to the case being discussed.
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Board Preparation session
  • General Topic Review

This conference occurs weekly (Wednesday at 8 am)

Blood Club:
This case-management conference covers management and clinical topics in benign and malignant hematology encountered in recent patients at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics or Veterans Administration Hospital. This is a multidisciplinary conference with attendance by faculty from adult and pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Hematopathology and Blood Bank. The conference is moderated by Dr. Usha Perepu of the Division of Hematology/Oncology.    This conference occurs weekly (Thursday at 8 am).

Cancer Center Grand Rounds:
This is a multidisciplinary conference involving all members of the cancer center (medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology and basic sciences). Presentations may focus on basic science related to oncology, advances in translational medicine, or state-of-the-art clinical care reviews.  Grand Rounds occurs weekly (Friday at Noon).

Lymphoma Conference:
Lymphoma conference is a clinical case-management conference at which patients with newly-diagnosed lymphoma or difficult lymphoma case management problems are discussed. This is a multi-disciplinary conference with participating faculty from the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Pathology and Radiology. The conference is moderated by Hematology/Oncology division member Dr. Brian Link.  This conference occurs weekly (Monday at noon).