SIU Division of Orthopaedic Surgery 
Phone: 217-545-8000
Fax: 217-545-2536
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We pride ourselves in strong educational conferences. Conferences are protected time from clinical activity for all residents, including residents on non-orthopaedic rotations (i.e. you get to escape general surgery team rounds).

Here is a brief overview of our current curriculum and conference structure.

The Monday Conferences

Monday morning conferences are weekly (except for holidays) and are our major didactic sessions for the week.

   Extended core curriculum lecture time (Oct - June)

*Once a month we have a one hour lecture sometime during the morning conference on basic fracture care related to the fracture skills lab on Wednesday that week.

The Wednesday conference: 5-6p.m.

(5-6 pm) rotates between fracture conference, fracture skills lab, and journal club.

Hand conference: Thursdays 6:30 – 7:30am

Bimonthly we have a joint conference with the division of plactic surgery to discuss the treatment of common hand diagnoses. There is typically a 30-40min presentation given by an attending or resident, followed by cases for discussion. Some of the topics dicussed in the past year include: