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UC San Diego emphasizes a culture of evidence-based learning through the use of regular educational conferences and colleague-driven discussion.

For general fellows, there is a weekly catheterization conference and fellow lecture series that focus on core cardiovascular topics to foster fundamental concept learning and decision-making skills. Additionally, during non-summer months, Cardiology Grand Rounds are held every Friday. Journal clubs and board review sessions are also held periodically throughout the year.

Lastly, each subspecialty service including Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Heart Failure and Cardiac Imaging hosts individual educational conferences throughout the week that fellows attend when rotating on a given service.

Educational Conferences

Fellow Didactic Curriculum Lecture 
Core curriculum conference for cardiovascular disease fellows
Date: Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Location: ACTRI, Third Floor

Cardiac Catheterization Conference
Interventional-based conference for cardiovascular disease fellows
Date: Thursdays at 4:30 PM
Location: ACTRI, Third Floor

Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds
Cutting edge cardiovascular topics presented by world-renown faculty
Date: Fridays at 8:00 AM
Location: ACTRI, First Floor, Grand Auditorium

Interventional Cardiology Conference
Interventional case-base and topic-based conference
Date: Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Location: ACTRI, Third Floor

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Conference
Core heart failure and transplant curriculum
Date: Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Location: ACTRI, Third Floor

Electrophysiology Conference
Electrophysiology topics presented by world-renown electrophysiology faculty
Date: Thursdays at 8:00 AM
Location: ACTRI, Third Floor

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Conference
ACHD topics and case-based presentations
Date: Mondays at 7:00 AM
Location: ACTRI, Third Floor

Science Conference       
Presentations and updates on breakthrough science from leading UCSD scientists
Date: Fridays at 11:30 AM
Location: CNCB Large Conference Room/ Marilyn F. Farquhar Seminar Room

OB/Cardiac Conference    
Multidisciplinary discussions of high-risk obstetric patients with concomitant cardiovascular conditions as well as research and topics
Date: Wednesdays, Times vary

Multidisciplinary Amyloid Conference
Team-based discussion of amyloid patients, research and topics pertaining to cardiac amyloidosis
Date: Mondays, Times vary