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    Education Programs

Teaching conferences

The department offers a number of  specialty conferences and grand rounds, which are available to community physicians — both those who have a specialty interest and those who desire a more general orthopaedic postgraduate exposure. Department faculty participate in numerous regional and national postgraduate medical education programs during the academic year.

Specialty conferences/departmental meetings

Conference Date  Place  Contact
Trauma Service Review Every Monday
6:00 am to 6:45 am
Main Hospital/North Addition (Maggie reserve rooms) Mazie Grigas
916-734-2182
Trauma Service Resident Education

Every Wednesday 7:00 am to 8:00 am

Main Hospital/North Addition (Maggie reserve rooms) Mazie Grigas

916-734-2182

MSK Tumor Conference Every Monday
8am to 9am
Lipscomb Learning Center Debra Sample
916-734-7353
Tumor Indications  & Education Conference Every Monday
9am to 10am
Lipscomb Learning Center Debra Sample
916-734-7353
Tumor Education Every Monday
10am to 10:45am
Lipscomb Learning Center Debra Sample
916-734-7353
Sarcoma Conference Every Monday
11am to 12pm
Cancer Center Breakout Room #1103 Debra Sample
916-734-7353
Spine/Sacrum Tumor Conference 2nd Wednesday, Monthly
7am to 8am
Cancer Center Breakout Room #1103 Debra Sample
916-734-7353
Tumor Journal Club Monthly
TBD
TBD Debra Sample
916-734-7353
Joint Journal Club Monthly
TBD
TBD Debra Sample
916-734-7353
Trauma Conference Daily (M-F) and on weekends if they are on-call
6:45 to 7:30 am
UC Davis Pavilion Mazie Grigas

916-734-2182

Pre-Operative Case Conference


Every Friday
8am – 9:30am
Physician Conference Room in Clinic ACC Bldg. 1st floor Debra Sample
916-734-7353

Held weekly, the faculty presents grand rounds in cooperation with the house staff. The subject rotates by subspecialty and faculty member. Faculty frequently invite guest lecturers. CME credit is available for attendance. For more information please call 916-734-4025.

Febuary 2020 Grand Rounds 

Guest Speaker: Kenneth J. Hunt, M.D. : “Evidence and Outcomes: Managing the Value Narrative in Orthopaedics”

The most important teaching activity for residents, the course has a two-year curriculum and meets weekly year-round. This is a comprehensive course covering aspects of clinical and basic science related to orthopaedics. The basic science curriculum incorporates an anatomy workshop, held during September and October of each year. 

Held monthly and sponsored by the clinical faculty at their homes, the club meets in the evening to discuss current orthopaedic journals and articles of interest. 

This conference, held annually in June, focuses on a series of papers presented by chief residents and fellows regarding their clinical and laboratory research. The symposium also features an internationally known visiting professor. It begins with grand rounds presented by the visiting professor on Thursday evening, continues Friday morning with the graduate presentations and concludes with a resident graduation ceremony and dinner in the evening. Please see the 2020 program (PDF) for more information. 

Beginning in 2014, this half-day conference, coupled with our Resident Graduation Symposium, highlights presentations by our Resident and Fellow Alumni.  The symposium features a Clinical Challenges panel comprised of alumni and current faculty, a keynote speaker discussing what they would have done differently in their first years after graduation and three additional alumni who discuss their worst cases since graduation and how they solved them. The 2019 symposium was held on Friday, June 16th in the UC Davis Medical Education Building.  For information from the 2019 symposium, please see our graduation symposium flyer (PDF).

Held on Tuesdays at 12:00 pm in the Center for Health Technology, the seminar provides an opportunity for faculty, graduate students, residents, and medical students to discuss research activities and ideas. The June 12th, 2018 seminar will be presented by Matthew Settles, Ph.D., Director, Bioinformatics Core, UC Davis Genome Center. Please check back for more information.

This one-day program is designed for primary care providers, family practice physicians, internal medicine specialists, generalists/hospitalists, rheumatologists, physiatrists, spine surgeons, pain management specialists and all associated staff, such as physical therapists, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, and others. Please check back for more information.

One of the best comprehensive reviews and updates of orthopaedic problems and their complications in the country, this unique six-day course emphasizes an anatomical approach, starting at the fingers and ending at the toes. It is of particular interest to family and emergency physicians, pediatricians and internists who need practical information. Held at Stanford Sierra Camp, Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe, California, the conference is co-sponsored by UC Davis Health's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Office of Continuing Medical Education. Please click here for more information.