Conferences and Events

Conferences and Events

Housestaff have many opportunities to expand their knowledge through rounds and conferences planned by the Department of Pediatrics and other departments throughout the College of Medicine and the University of Arizona.

Teaching Day

Four hours of  protected educational time for all pediatric residents every Wednesday. System based model of introduction with a majority of the lectures from attending faculty. Faculty provide in-depth information on a variety of topics and issues specific to their subspecialty, and specific to the ABP Board specifications. 18-month revolving curriculum allows residents access to the didactic curriculum twice during their training.

Board Review and Journal Club are resident led. Residents gain valuable experience in lecture preparation and public speaking in a friendly environment. 

There are also resident wellness sessions, quality improvement education, and procedural simulation sessions. 

Attending physicians cover all services during this protected educational time.


Morning Report

Morning Report is held three mornings per week. Students, housestaff and faculty from Pediatrics discuss interesting and complex patients.


Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds is a bi-monthly lecture series which focuses on current developments in the field of Pediatrics and is presented by local and visiting experts. 


Pediatric Journal Club

Residents critically review journal articles utilizing an evidence-based medicine (EBM) approach. 


Morbidity and Mortality

Morbidity and Mortality is a monthly conference designed to analyze adverse outcomes in patient care through inter and intra-departmental peer review. 


Board Review 

Board Review lectures are given by senior residents during teaching days throughout the year designed to improve resident knowledge base in specific pediatric subspecialties, in preparation for pediatric board exams. Link to monthly conference calendar



A formal high fidelity simulation curriculum is completed by residents throughout their training. Additionally, residents participate in mock codes and other simulation training including procedural practice. 

Peds in The Desert

The Department of Pediatrics hosts an annual CME conference for physicians and allied health providers featuring speakers from diverse specialties and care delivery settings. The conference aims to educate on updates and advances in clinical subspecialty care, as well as exploring topics of community health, tribal and rural health, and public health. Our featured speakers range from the legal sector to pediatric experts in their respective fields. The aim of our conference is to provide valuable education while fostering our community and ultimately improving pediatric care in the state of Arizona. We feel thankful that we have been able to provide this service for over two decades. Residents are encouraged to attend this popular event which is free for them!