The academic year is comprised of various site-specific and department-wide conferences. Some are year round, while others occur during only a portion of the year. With few exceptions, this is considered protected time for the residents, free of clinical responsibility.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds speakers are chosen from visiting guest faculty. Care is taken to choose speakers from a variety of clinical and research positions with varying areas of expertise. All Grand Rounds meetings are 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM.

Department Education Conference

A one-hour resident or attending lecture takes place on Friday each week. These topics addresses all areas of clinical orthopaedics.

Resident Education Conference

Two hours of resident and attending lectures take place each Thursday evening. Sessions take place from 5:30-7:30 at the Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center. Topics are based on a rotating lecture schedule with OITE review during the fall.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Department-wide Morbidity and Mortality conference takes place once every ten weeks at the conclusion of each rotation in lieu of Grand Rounds. Residents are expected to keep track of all complications throughout the rotation, with those offering particular learning points to be presented here. Appropriate scientific research for clinical and surgical decision-making is stressed.

Complex Case Conference

This conference takes place once per rotation in lieu of Wednesday Evening Lecture. Residents present particularly challenging cases with a focus on different ways to view or address difficult clinical situations. Rare cases that would not be commonly seen by all residents are also presented.