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Pursuing Excellence through Academic Collaboration

Educational conferences are a foundation of the fellowship curriculum. The intent is to encourage fellows to both take from and contribute to conferences as full participants in a climate of academic inquiry that promotes evidence-based practice and decision making. Conferences are held at Jobst Vascular Institute and jointly with the University of Michigan’s Department of Vascular Surgery.

Weekly Vascular Conferences

Clinical conferences are held weekly at Jobst Vascular Institute. As a fellow, you will be responsible for organizing the agenda of this conference that reviews interesting cases, morbidity and mortality cases, and noninvasive diagnostic studies. Fellows also attend and frequently present at the biweekly clinical teaching conference at the University of Michigan.

Journal Club and Basic Science Lectures at U of M

The Vascular Journal Club meets every two months at the University of Michigan. This informal discussion focuses attention on current literature that exemplifies high-quality content that can improve patient care as well as poor-quality or flawed reports which warrant critical review. Selection of articles is made by fellows in consultation with the program director using criteria that include:

  • a classic paper that was highly influential
  • a current report that has great impact in practice and demonstrates excellent methodology
  • a current article that shows flawed methods, conclusions not supported by data, or other elements endemic to poor scholarship.

Basic Science lectures are jointly presented with the University of Michigan. Topics include anatomy, embryology, vascular biology, microbiology, physiology, and pathology. Both classical and current literature are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Regional and National Vascular Conferences

As a Jobst fellow, you will also have the opportunity to participate in other vascular conferences held throughout the academic year. These include the Experience Vascular Nursing (EVN) conference, Grand Rounds prior to the annual Conrad Jobst Lecture, and attendance at the annual Wesley Moore/UCLA conference held in Los Angeles.

Fellows are encouraged to submit abstracts of research studies to influential regional and national vascular conferences. Many of our fellows have presented at the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society, the American Venous Forum, the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and the Society of Vascular Surgery. JVI is pleased to note that several of our former fellows have won the Servier Traveling Fellowship award at the American Venous Forum.

The Conrad Jobst Lecture

Jobst Vascular Institute (along with the University of Michigan Section of Vascular Surgery) hosts the annual Conrad Jobst Lecture, an endowed lectureship that attracts notable speakers from the field of vascular surgery and health. The annual Conrad Jobst lecture represents one of many opportunities you will have as a Jobst Fellow to network with top vascular professionals.

Previous Conrad Jobst Lecturers:

  • 2014 Anthony Comerota, MD, and Thomas Wakefield, MD
  • 2013 James C. Stanley, MD
  • 2012 Gregory L. Moneta, MD
  • 2011 Lazar J. Greenfield, MD
  • 2010 Mark H. Meissner, MD
  • 2009 Jan Brunkwall, MD, PhD
  • 2008 Thom Rooke, MD
  • 2007 Russell D. Hull, MBBS, MSc
  • 2006 Andrew Nicolaides, MS, FRCS
  • 2005 Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD
  • 2004 Thomas S. Riles, MD
  • 2003 Robert W. Hobson, MD
  • 2002 James May, AC, MD
  • 2001 Ramon Berguer, MD, PhD
  • 2000 Frank J Veith, MD
  • 1999 Thomas Fogarty, MD
  • 1998 Juan C. Parodi, MD
  • 1997 Robert B. Rutherford, MD
  • 1996 Wesley S. Moore, MD
  • 1995 D. Eugene Strandness, MD
  • 1994 Robert W. Barnes, MD
  • 1993 Russell Ross, MD
  • 1992 James A. DeWeese, MD
  • 1991 John A. Mannick, MD
  • 1990 Michael E. DeBakey, MD


Learn more about the Conrad Jobst Lecture.