A central mission of the Immuno-Hematology Comprehensive Program (IHCP) is to train the next generation of physician-scientists through varied and innovative techniques. The program also strives to provide continuing education to faculty and staff while integrating the clinical care of patients with the science behind the disorders. To achieve these goals, the IHCP has several ongoing and annual educational ventures:
The general curriculum features 48 annual sessions with case-based learning modules, didactic lectures, journal clubs and debates . Thematic areas covered include: bone marrow failure syndromes, neutrophil disorders, combined immunodeficiencies, innate immunodeficiencies, predominately antibody deficiencies, eosinophilic disorders, immune-related malignancy, autoinflammatory disorders and diagnostics/therapeutics. The curriculum is taught by the multi-disciplinary immuno-hematology faculty and trainees have direct participation in the sessions.
Patient Care Conference
In the IHCP, the patients are our best teachers. Our twice monthly immuno-hematology patient care conference provides the opportunity for trainees to discuss rare patients and complex medical decision making with immuno-hematology experts.
With the field of immuno-hematology growing at a rapid pace, it is critical for even seasoned faculty and staff to have exposure to new, state-of-the-art information. Seminars hosted by the IHCP program focus on gaining a better understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis and management of these diseases from experts in the field.