Didactics and case-based conferences allow trainees to gain a thorough understanding of the basic mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of rheumatic diseases. The Division provides the following conferences to complement the practical experiences in our clinics and consult services.

  • Rheumatology Case Conference held at 8:00 AM each Wednesday morning throughout the year. This consists of case presentations by the fellow assigned to the Rheumatology consult service, which are then discussed by the faculty and fellows as well as by the residents and students taking the Rheumatology Consult service.
  • Rheumatology Core Curriculum was established at UT in 2004 with the aim of reviewing the general concepts about the rheumatic diseases and about methodologies thereof. It is given by members of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine faculty, as well as guest lecturers from other institutions.
  • Radiology Conference has taken place for the past 10 years, and is held currently at 8:00AM on the last Friday of the month. Basic concepts in musculoskeletal radiology are reviewed and cases examined in conjunction with the rheumatology faculty and a musculoskeletal radiologists.
  • Dermatology/Rheumatology Clinical Conference was initiated in the 1980’s, and this conference has long been focused on patients with dermatological manifestations of the rheumatic diseases. It is held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 8:00AM and is attended by faculty from the Dermatology Department and the Rheumatology Division, rheumatology fellows, Dermatology and Internal Medicine residents and students from UTHealth and Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Renal Pathology/Rheumatology Conference was started in 2016 and this conference is held quarterly and focuses on renal pathology in rheumatic diseases. We invite our renal pathologist to review rheumatology cases with the faculty, fellows and residents.
  • Neurology/Rheumatology Conference was started in 2019 and this conference is held semi-annually. Residents and fellows present cases that overlap the two specialties.
  • The Rheumatology Division Journal Club is held every Friday (unless otherwise designated) morning at 8:00AM. Here pertinent articles from the basic and clinical science literature are presented by the fellows and reviewed by the faculty. Also in attendance are rheumatology consult service residents and students.