Topics in Allergy and Immunology Teaching Series (Required)

Sessions

Fellow presents a topic (both basic and clinical) at least one of the sessions. At other sessions, the faculty and invited guest speakers give presentations or lead discussions of A&I journal articles.

Instructors

William R. Henderson, Jr., MD (full-time) & Leonard C. Altman, MD (part-time)

Schedule

Years 1 & 2 / Tuesdays, 7:00 a.m. SLU Building E 130 A&B / 1 hour / September through June

Recordings

All teaching series are recorded and can be accessed through our YouTube page.

Immunology Division Patient Presentation & Discussion (PPD) and Didactic Teaching Sessions (Required)

Sessions

The PPD conference is held as part of the bimonthly Immunology Divisional meeting. This consists of case presentations by the fellows to the four to six immunology attendings present, with the goal of developing rational and thoughtful differential diagnoses and linking them to the pathophysiology of the immune system. Brief discussions of inpatients and recent consults follow the case presentations.


There is also a monthly Immunology Didactic Session following one of the Wednesday Division Meetings at Building 1 at the Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute.

Instructors

David J. Rawlings, MD (full-time) and Suzanne Skoda-Smith, MD (full-time)

Schedule

Years 1 & 2 / 3 times per month / 1.5-2 hours / year round

Non-Malignant Transplant Board (Required*)

(*Required if on-service and Pediatric Immunology Section patient[s] are presented.)

Sessions

This multidisciplinary clinical and teaching conference is designed to acquaint the fellow with the indications for hematopoetic cell transplant in the patient with primary immunodeficiency. Types of transplants, preparative regimens, transplant-related complications such as GVHD, and difficult clinical management issues related to transplant or gene therapy are also discussed.

Sites participating in the transplant protocols offered to patients with primary immunodeficiency disease include:

Instructors

David J. Rawlings, MD (full-time) and Troy Torgerson, MD (full-time)

  • Immunodeficiency and transplant immunology

Schedule

Schedule: Years 1 & 2 / 1 time per month / 1 hour / year round

UW Allergy and Immunology Didactic / Interactive Allergy ABAI Board Review (Required)

Sessions

Fellows select topics from ABAI Review list focusing on Allergy topics. Group discussions with Dr. Williams and other A&I faculty.

Instructors

Paul Williams, MD (full-time)

Schedule

Years 1 & 2 / 1-hour session 3 times per month, and 2-hour sessions 1 time per month

UWMC Department of Laboratory Medicine Immunology Rotation (Elective)

Course

This course covers principles, techniques, and interpretation of clinical immunology laboratory procedures.

Instructors

Mark Wener, MD (full-time)

Schedule

Years 1 & 2 / 1 month, 1-4 hours daily

Northwest Allergy Forum (Elective)

Sessions

Lectures on clinical or basic research topics in allergy and immunology.

Instructors

Paul Williams, MD (full-time)

Schedule

Years 1 & 2 / Once a year / 1.5 days

UW Biomedical Research Integrity Series and didactic/interactive sessions (Elective)

Sessions

The biomedical research integrity covers the six core topics required by the Responsible Conduct of Research Code of the NIH: conflict of interest, responsible authorship, policies for handling misconduct, policies regarding the use of human and animal subjects, and data management.

Instructors

Denise M. Dudzinski, PhD, MTS Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Bioethics & Humanities (full-time)

Schedule

Years 1 & 2 / 1 quarter / 1-2 hours per session

Immunology 573 / UW Immunology Seminar Series (Elective)

Sessions

Weekly discussion in which original research results are presented and discussed. Emphasis is on new and original contributions to the field of immunology and related areas; occasional seminars are concerned with review of important topics.

Instructors

Joan Goverman, PhD Professor of Immunology, Acting Chair, Department of Immunology

Guests

Noted guest scientists in immunology research

Schedule

Years 1 & 2 / 1 time per week / 1 hour / September through June

Annual Department of Immunology Retreat (Elective)

Sessions

A two-day retreat held annually that allows trainees and faculty to discuss scientific interests, present an update of their research, and share time socially. Selected faculty and trainees deliver oral presentations and trainees present posters in an informal setting.

Instructors

Joan Goverman, PhD Professor of Immunology, Acting Chair, Department of Immunology

Schedule

Years 1 & 2 / two days / annually, Fall

Department of Immunology Research-in-Progress Conferences (Elective)

Sessions

Weekly research conferences that allows two trainees per week with the opportunity to present their research results before a critical audience of faculty and their peers.

Instructors

Joan Goverman, PhD Professor of Immunology, Acting Chair, Department of Immunology

Guests

Noted guest scientists in immunology research

Schedule

Years 1 & 2 / two days / annually, Fall