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Rady Children's Specialists

Educational Conferences

All meetings are monthly unless noted otherwise.

Division Meeting

This monthly meeting of all attending physicians, intermediate care physicians, nursing leadership, and fellows addresses administrative, financial, and operational issues pertaining to the division of emergency medicine at Rady Children’s.

PEM Grand Rounds

Assigned faculty member or fellow will be expected to give a didactic presentation of their topic of choice to the faculty and fellows.

Resuscitation Review

This conference will discuss topic pertinent to critically ill patients, including case review, airway video review, and procedure review

EM / Child Protection Case Review

Interesting child abuse cases/topics are reviewed by the PEM faculty and fellows with faculty representatives from the child protection team.

Case Review

This monthly conference is devoted to reviewing cases with unexpected outcomes, possible diagnostic or management errors and all deaths.

PEM / Radiology Case Conference/Ultrasound Conference

This conference series alternates monthly between the Radiology Case Conference (with the radiology faculty) to review interesting ED radiographs, and the ultrasound conference (with the pediatric emergency ultrasound faculty) which will be a combination of didactic education and case review.


This is a joint conference with Cardiology to review interesting EKGs and learn subtle EKG interpretation skills.


This conference joins other departments of the hospital to review interesting cases and current literature.

Fellowship Program Meeting

This fellow-only meeting is a forum where the fellowship director, program coordinator, and fellows discuss fellowship-related issues.

Quick Hits

This session, led by a faculty member, will focus on brief educational or teaching pearls

Fellows Case Presentation

The PEM fellow assigned to this conference will present an interesting patient

PEM Attending Seminar Session

This conference will be led by a faculty member and will emphasize an interactive small-group, discussion-focused educational session

Core Content Review

This is a core curriculum over two years in which fellows review topics using a pediatric emergency medicine question bank. Questions and topics are then reviewed in conference with faculty.

Critical Analysis/Journal Watch/Landmark Articles

Fellows and faculty rotate critically analyzing pertinent new PEM journal articles, reviewing the latest PEM published literature and analyzing landmark PEM articles.

Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC) Research Presentations

This conference is devoted to the presentation of proposed research projects, and updates on ongoing projects by the fellows and will be overseen by the SOC. The fellow assigned to this conference will be responsible for a formal presentation of his/her research.

Fellow Simulation Session

These monthly sessions will occur in the Simulation Center at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Trauma Morbidity and Mortality Conference

This multidisciplinary conference reviews the trauma care given through the Emergency Department and the hospital.

Research/QI Conference

This conference alternates monthly between research and QI topics, focusing specifically on principles specifically applicable to pediatric emergency medicine.

Career Development/Wellness

This quarterly conference will be held at a faculty member’s house and will focus on physician wellness and career development topics.