Didactic Teaching Teaching

Renal Grand Rounds

UCSF Renal Grand Rounds is a weekly conference devoted to new developments in clinical nephrology, clinical research, and basic science research. Participants include adult nephrologists from all three hospitals, kidney transplant nephrologists and surgeons, pediatric nephrologists, and community nephrologists. We also host prominent speakers from other institutions. Topics range from basic aspects of renal physiology to clinical applications. The conference is held every Wednesday from 8 to 9 a.m.

Clinical Case Conference

The three-site clinical case conference is held every Wednesday before Renal Grand Rounds from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Interesting cases from adult nephrology, pediatric nephrology, and kidney transplant are presented for discussion and literature review.

There is also a clinical case conference at San Francisco General Hospital on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Renal Research Conference

Fellows and faculty, local and visiting, present their research in an interactive forum, discussing research protocols, techniques, data analysis, and data interpretation. This conference is held once a month during Renal Grand Rounds.

Journal Club

The nephrology journal club is a forum for discussion of new research of relevance to nephrology and allied scientific fields. Both trainees and faculty members present recent clinical and scientific research articles. Fellows are taught how to assess research articles critically. This conference is held regularly in lieu of Renal Grand Rounds from 8 to 9 a.m. on selected Wednesdays.

Fellows' Lecture Series

This year long lecture series on core nephrology topics is held every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Renal Pathology Conference

Cases are selected from adult nephrology, pediatric nephrology, and kidney transplant patients at UCSF. Interesting cases referred from the community will also be reviewed and discussed. Our renal pathologists Drs. Kuang-Yu Jen and Zoltan Laszik lead this conference, which is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 5 to 6 p.m.

Acid-base and Electrolyte Conference

This conference includes a discussion of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base physiology and pathophysiology based on clinical cases. Drs. Lowell Lo and Steve Gluck this conference, which is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 5 to 6 p.m.

Transplant Case Conference

The fellow on the inpatient kidney transplant service presents a challenging transplant case. Points of discussion include: differential diagnosis, diagnostic evaluation, HLA typing and crossmatching, kidney biopsy results, and therapeutic options. Our transplant nephrologist Dr. Allison Webber leads this monthly conference, which is held on the last Tuesday of the month from 12 to 1 p.m.