Weekly conferences

Our weekly conference schedule includes clinical, core and multidisciplinary conferences. All conferences are teleconferenced between North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center, and our outpatient site. Fellows participate in a continuity care clinic experience throughout the length of the training period for one half-day per week. In addition, every fellow is expected to choose an area of clinical or basic science research and pursue it actively under the guidance of a faculty member.

Every year, our fellows present their research at the American Thoracic Society international meeting, American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), Northwell Health’s Annual Academic Day and the Department of Medicine Lawrence Scherr Awards. The best testament to the ultrasonographic skill of our fellows is that they serve as instructors for the several local and national ultrasound courses that are sponsored by ACCP each year. In addition, each fellow participates in a quality improvement project.  

Conference schedule


  • Radiology Case Conference
    8:30am, teleconference
  • Critical Care Physiology
    12pm, teleconference


  • Sleep Conference
    8:30am, teleconference
  • Ultrasound Conference
    12pm, teleconference


  • Lung Cancer Conference
    7:45am, Monter Cancer Center
  • Clinical Case Management Conference
    12pm, teleconference


  • Medical Grand Rounds
    8am, teleconference
  • Pathology Conference
    Monthly, teleconference
  • Research Conference and Morbidity & Mortality  Conference
    Alternating, monthly


  • Division of Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care and Sleep Grand Rounds
  • Journal Club
    12pm, bimonthly, teleconference

Radiology Case Conference

PCCM faculty and faculty from the Department of Radiology supervise fellows as they interpret chest radiographs and CT scans.

Ultrasound Conference

Fellows review ultrasound studies that are performed weekly in our critical care units and on pulmonary consults. Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine faculty provide ongoing didactic and practical instruction and review of interesting and challenging studies.

Critical Care Physiology

Weekly presentation and review of critical care physiology including hemodynamics, cardiopulmonary interactions and airway mechanics.

Sleep Conference  

This multidisciplinary weekly conference is attended by Pulmonary/Sleep attending physicians, sleep fellows, PCCM fellows, sleep technologists, and psychologist members of the faculty with interests in the non-respiratory aspects of sleep.

Lung Cancer Conference

This is a multidisciplinary conference involving oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology and thoracic surgery. Diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer patients is discussed.

Clinical Case Management Conference

One patient from each hospital is presented weekly by the consult fellows, focusing on a specific management question with brief review of the relevant literature.

Medical Grand Rounds

Medical Grand Rounds occur weekly and are sponsored by the Department of Medicine. Speakers often include faculty from our Division and guest speakers with national reputations as experts in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine.

Journal Club

Fellows critically review and discuss current articles from the literature.

Research Conference

Fellows and faculty meet to discuss research in progress.

Pathology Conference

Fellows review the previous month's interesting pathology from patients who underwent bronchoscopy with faculty from the pathology department.

M & M Conference

Challenging patients and mortalities are presented and analyzed critically with review of relevant literature. Faculty and fellows from other divisions in the Department of Medicine that were involved in the clinical care of the patients are invited to participate.

Division of Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care and Sleep Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds occur weekly. Core pulmonary and critical care topics are presented by divisional faculty and fellows and by visiting faculty from other academic institutions. The conference is attended by pulmonary faculty and fellows, and many of the voluntary physicians in the medical center.

Annual summer core conferences

Every July, incoming fellows participate in didactic and practical conferences that include airway training, management of mechanical ventilation, procedural training, critical care ultrasonography and respiratory physiology. During this 3- 4 week period, fellows are free of clinical responsibilities. Some of the areas covered include:

Airway management

First year fellows learn how to manage airways, intubate patients, and manage complex code situations using simulators. 

Ventilator school

First year fellows learn to utilize and troubleshoot different ventilator modes. 

Case-based physiology

Senior fellows present physiology topics utilizing John B. West’s case-based physiology approach.

Citywide Ultrasound Course/Cooperative Ultrasound Project Critical Care Ultrasonography Course

Our first year fellows participate in a four-day intensive, hands on ultrasound training course that is offered to all fellowship programs in the New York metropolitan area.

Bioskills Course in Advanced Critical Care Procedures

Fellows learn the safe performance of percutaneous tracheostomy, chest tube and pleural catheter placement in an advanced bioskills (cadaver) laboratory.