The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition offers and is involved with a number of regular conferences for the edification of the fellows, faculty, and staff members. Attendance and active participation is a required element of the fellowship program. As such, fellow and faculty attendance is logged and tracked regularly in MedHub. 

Pediatric GI Fellowship Conferences

The conference schedule for lectures offered by the division is organized by the 3rd year fellows. Third year fellows are also responsible for the preparation of any patient cases to be discussed at joint conferences. All fellows are expected to make every effort to attend conferences regularly.

Friday Fellows' Noon Conference

Every Friday at noon, the division offers a conference aimed at fellow education that alternates between lectures given by faculty on core curriculum topics, Difficult Case Conferences, and Journal Clubs or Scholarly Activity updates given by the fellows. All noon conferences are held at 750 Welch Road in the conference room in Suite 116.

Liver Selection

Occurs directly following each noon lecture, from 1:00 – 1:30.

GI/Pathology Joint Conference

Occurs the last Friday of every month in place of the usual Friday Noon Fellows Conference. Occurs at the Stanford University Hospital Pathology reviewing slides room.

GI/Surgery/Radiology Joint Conference

Occurs the first Wednesday of every month from 7:30 – 8:30AM in the LPCH 1st floor Radiology Reading Room. 

Monthly Wednesday Noon Conference

Occurs the second Wednesday of every month at noon at 750 Welch Road in the conference room in Suite 116. The primary topics include: Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Journal Clubs, GI Morbidity and Mortality Conference.

Pediatric Fellows Core Curriculum

The Department of Pediatrics offers a Core Curriculum for fellows that includes:

Fellows College: The curriculum is designed in a longitudinal fashion presented over a three-year fellowship. Content builds on previous material and is meant to be experienced in a progressive manner, but all sessions are open to all fellows. This allows for fellows who have shorter fellowships to access all material and to allow fellows to repeat sessions, if desired. Topics:

  • Career & Professional Development
  • Health Disparities & Economics
  • Leadership
  • Scholarship
  • Teaching
  • Quality Improvement
  • Well-Being

Fellows Research Club/ Grant Writing Club: Pediatric fellows are taught the priniciples of medical research through the Fellows Research Club and get hands-on experience with writing a grant propsoal through Grant Writing Club. Topics covered in both clubs include:

  • Identify a Research Project/Research Question
  • Effective Literature Search
  • Research Study Design
  • Sample Size & Power Calculation
  • Databases & Surveys
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • IRB, Subject Recruitment & Consent Process
  • Publishing Scientific Manuscripts
  • Publishing Case Studies
  • Qualitative Research
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Clinical Trials 
  • Program Development & Evaluation
  • Research Ethics
  • Systematic Reviews
  • Cost Benefits, Cost Effectiveness & Outcomes
  • Grant Writing Principles
  • Biosketch
  • Developing Aims
  • Research Plan
  • Personal Statements
  • Mentoring Plan
  • Mock Reviews
  • Grant Revisions


Fellows Well-Being Program:  In addition to sessions in Fellows College that focus on self-care, resiliency, appreciation, fatigue mitigation, and stress management, the Office of Pediatric Education offers the following well-being activities:

  • Fellows' Council (with one representative from each subspecialty, promotes well-being and quality improvement activities) 
  • Food 4 Thought (a quarterly confidential forum open to all fellows)
  • Reflective Conversations (debriefs with the Palliative Care Team to support work with challenging patients and families)
  • Meaning in Medicine (intimate gatherings with faculty that discuss ways to find meaning in practice)
  • Big/Lil Sib Program (pairs first year fellows with second/third year fellows as peer mentors)

Other Conferences

Digestive Diseases Clinical Conference (DDCC)

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers a weekly Digestive Diseases Clinical Conference. Pediatric GI fellows are invited to speak at this conference four times yearly. First and second year fellows, with the help of an attending, will pick a case and work in conjunction with Radiology and Pathology to present the case fully. After the presentation, fellows are expected to write up a case report to submit for publication to Digestive Diseases and Sciences.

Board Review Lecture Series

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition participates in the annual Board Review Lecture Series for Stanford residents. Each year one month is designated as Pediatric GI month, and faculty and fellows are selected to present to the residents on five topics off of the ABP Subspecialty Board “Top Ten List” for the general pediatrics resident:

  1.  Constipation/encopresis
  2. Chronic abdominal pain
  3. Gastroesophageal reflux/recurrent vomiting
  4. Gastrointestinal bleeding
  5. Chronic diarrhea/toddlers diarrhea
  6. Neonatal cholestasis/hyperbilirubinemia
  7. Malabsorption
  8. Hepatitis
  9.  Inflammatory bowel disease
  10.  Enteral and parenteral nutrition

Though the lectures are created with Pediatric residents in mind, Pediatric GI fellows are encouraged to attend.