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Educational Conferences

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) provides trainees with a strong set of core educational programs in all areas of cardiology.

    Sample Monthly Schedule
    Grand Rounds


Fellows have the opportunity to attend and participate in multiple conferences, including:

  • Boot Camp Series: Intensive onboarding lecture series for new first-years that (1) reviews basic cardiology concepts, (2) introduces senior fellows and key clinical faculty, and (3) provides teaching opportunities for senior fellows.
  • Core Lecture Series: Summer faculty-led didactics covering key clinical content prior to the start of Night Float.
  • Department of Cardiology Grand Rounds: Monthly lecture series with internationally renowned visiting professors and AHN faculty covering diverse topics.
  • Department of Cardiology Morbidity & Mortality: Monthly multidisciplinary conference where CCU fellow from previous month performs root cause analysis and proposes constructive systems-based improvement solutions.
  • Heart Team Conference: Weekly multidisciplinary conference with complex medical decision-making between interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery.
  • CCU Report: Weekly case-based conference where Night Float fellow from previous week presents cases, highlighting the challenges in clinical decision-making.
  • Journal Club: Monthly critical evaluation of current literature presented by fellow.
  • Literature Review: Monthly systematic review answering clinical question generated by presenting fellow.
  • Consult Conference: Monthly case conference presented by consult fellow.
  • Heart Failure Conference: Monthly faculty-led didactics covering breadth of advanced heart failure, transplant, MCS, and pulmonary hypertension.
  • Cath Conference: Weekly conference focusing on angiograms, hemodynamics, and fundamental concepts in interventional cardiology.
  • Echo Didactics: Twice-monthly conferences covering topics and interesting cases.
  • Nuclear-Cath Correlation: Monthly case conference focusing on SPECT/PET/PYP imaging with angiographic correlations.
  • EKG Conference: Monthly case-based EKG interpretation and board review led by EP faculty.
  • CT/MRI Conference: Monthly faculty-led advanced imaging didactics focusing on interpretation, application, and new techniques.
  • Cardiogenic Shock Conference: Monthly faculty-led quality improvement-based review of cardiogenic shock patients from previous month.
  • Program Director’s Meeting: Bimonthly fellowship program check-in.


Sample monthly conference schedule

View a sample monthly conference schedule for AHN Cardiovascular Fellows.


Grand Rounds

Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds is a monthly lecture conference sponsored by the AHN Cardiovascular Institute for continuing education purposes.  Learn more about Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds