Educational Meetings

The education and training programs at St. Jude reflect the institution’s commitment to excellence. Fellows are encouraged to attend regularly scheduled seminars, workshops, journal clubs, and lectures given by faculty and internationally known invited speakers.

The training program offers fellows a comprehensive series of didactic sessions and teaching rounds, including:

Fellows Rounds: This weekly meeting is organized by the fellows and attended by fellows and faculty. Lectures include general hematology-oncology topics in a review format.

Leukemia/Lymphoma/Hematology/Transplant conference: This is a formal conference held each week at St. Jude. Fellows are expected to present the case each week and may also be asked to present the discussion. This conference is attended by faculty from the Hematology, Oncology, Pathology, Diagnostic Imaging, and Infectious Diseases Departments.

Solid Tumor, Leukemia, and BMT Division Rounds: In addition to daily ward rounds, each division holds weekly rounds at which the inpatient team presents the current inpatients to the entire division. The inpatient fellow leads these discussions and ensures follow-up of the plan.

St. Jude Grand Rounds: This is a weekly formal presentation of a clinical or basic science topic related to pediatric hematology-oncology. St. Jude frequently brings in national and international experts in the field.

Tumor Board: This is a formal weekly conference in which solid tumor or brain tumor cases are presented and pertinent literature discussed.

Danny Thomas Lecture Series: This series consists of weekly lectures presented to the entire St. Jude community by distinguished visiting scientists and clinical researchers.

Hematology Journal Club: At this monthly meeting, fellows present recent articles focusing on nonmalignant hematology.

Pediatric Grand Rounds: This weekly conference on diverse topics in General Pediatrics is organized by the Department of Pediatrics and is held at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center. Attendance is optional.

Solid tumor staging conference: At this weekly conference, management of specific solid tumor patients is discussed by the Hematology, Oncology, Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, and Radiation Oncology faculty. Fellows are encouraged to attend when their patients are discussed.

Coagulation conference: This is a combined conference for pediatric and adult hematologists at the University of Tennessee. At each meeting, one pediatric and one adult hematology case is presented. The St. Jude fellow on the Hematology service is expected to give the case presentation and discussion.

Brain Tumor conference: At this weekly conference, evaluations and management of specific brain tumor patients are discussed by the neuro-oncology, neuro surgery, diagnostic imaging and radiology-oncology faculty. Fellows are encouraged to attend when their patients are discussed.