Fellows participate in weekly vascular conference, every Tuesday morning for 2 hours, during which time they are protected from their clinical responsibilities. A conference schedule is designed at the beginning of every year, and the senior fellow works with the attendings directly to help coordinate and organize each weekly meeting. Conference topics include: didactic lectures, regular journal clubs, guest speakers, vascular ultrasound didactics, and case presentations or planning. All attendings, fellows, residents, and medical students in the vascular division attend regularly. In addition, fellows attend weekly general surgery mortality/morbidity conference.