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The GlomCon Glomerular Disease
Fellowship Program

Objectives

The program is intended to enhance trainees' understanding of diagnosing and treating patients with various glomerular diseases. It s structured to enable trainees to complement the education provided by their ABIM-certified nephrology fellowship training programs.

  1. Develop proficiency in diagnosing and managing glomerular diseases such as lupus nephritis, IgA nephropathy, membranous nephropathy, and ANCA glomerulonephritis.

  2. Provide a basic understanding of the presentation, diagnosis, and management of rare glomerular diseases such as Fabry’s disease or Fibrillary GN.

  3. Gain a step-by-step understanding of nephropathology about common and rare glomerular diseases.

  4. Increase exposure to current and future research activities in this space, with a focus on clinical trials.

  5. Foster collaborative local and global networks with colleagues and mentors.

How It's Structured

Glomcon fellows work in two groups, Nephrin and Podocin, based on their geographical location and time zone:
Nephrin and Actin: Africa, Europe, Ireland, United Kingdom, North America, South America / Podocin: Asia-Pacific region (including but not limited to Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand).

The Faculty and Program Directors will track progress and provide formal feedback throughout the year.

The GlomCon fellows will have a 1-2 hour meeting with faculty every two to four weeks throughout the year (mostly Thursdays). Fellows must plan and guide various session formats like case discussions, journal clubs, neuropathology series, or guideline reviews.

Fellows will summarize the educational session on the GlomCon website and create learning tools with the faculty and program directors.

The program will provide opportunities to align the Fellowship year with the specific interests of the fellows.

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Time Commitment

Our expectations are:

Attend a minimum of 90% of the bimonthly faculty sessions (this is a requirement for receiving the certificate).

 

Lead one or more faculty meetings and topic-based discussions.

Attend as many GlomCon sessions as possible.

 

Give a year-end talk at your home institution using content you created as part of your GlomCon fellowship.

 

You can expect to spend ~2-4 hours a week, and you are required to secure the support of your home institution’s training program leadership.

Nephrin and Actin Session Dates 
11 am U.S. East Coast Time

Podocin Session Dates 
7pm Australian Eastern Standard Time

12 September 2024

26 September 2024

10 October 2024
7 November 2024

21 November 2024

5 December 2024
19 December 2024
2 January 2025
16 January 2025
30 January 2025
13 February 2025
27 February 2025
13 March 2025

27 March 2025

10 April 2025

24 April 2025

8 May 2025

22 May 2025

5 June 2025

19 June 2025

12 September 2024

26 September 2024

10 October 2024
7 November 2024

21 November 2024

5 December 2024
19 December 2024

9 January 2025

16 January 2025
30 January 2025
13 February 2025
27 February 2025
13 March 2025

27 March 2025

10 April 2025

24 April 2025

8 May 2025

22 May 2025

5 June 2025

19 June 2025

*Schedule is subject to change

Who Should Apply

Adult and pediatric nephrologists, nephropathologists and nephrology fellows may consider applying if they are:

Interested in enhancing their knowledge about the management of glomerular diseases. 

 

Enthusiastic and passionate about medical education, in particular, a desire to connect with peers across other organizations and explore new learning methods. 

 

Looking to embark on a clinical or research career in the field of glomerular disease. 

Enhanced skill sets and clinical competency in caring for patients with glomerular diseases are the markers of ultimate success.

Fellows of the Glomerular Disease Fellowship
Application material for the Glomerular disease Fellowship

Requirements

All participants are required to be proficient in English (speaking and writing) and have completed their first year of nephrology or nephropathology fellowship training. First-year fellows can apply but need a statement from their program directors explicitly supporting their application and affirming protected time during the hours of participation.

1 A letter of interest

2 An up-to-date Resume/CV

3 Optional: A Letter of support from your local Program Director, Chief, or employer committing protected time toward fellowship activities and addressed to GlomCon Fellowship Program.

4 Upon acceptance of your application and successful enrollment: The fellowship fee for the 10 months of the training period is $690 | $490 | $290 – The fellowship fee is adjusted according to World Bank’s Country Income Groups: High-income economies | Middle-income economies | Low-income economies. 25% rebate for group applications through their local training programs (min 2, max 6).

Scholarship support is available on a limited basis and provided to a small number of applicants from low-income and middle-income countries based on availability and in the order the application was received.

Important Dates

  • Application is open from 27 June 2024 to 15 August 2024.
     

  • Acceptance notification on 31 August 2024.
     

  • Orientation takes place on 12 September 2024 .
     

  • Live programs every other Thursday (with exceptions). See the dates above. 
     

  • Graduation takes place on July 2025.

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Course Directors

Course Instructors

Virtual Team Meeting
My Glomcon experience empowered me to aspire for more. It has motivated me to push myself further, to set higher goals, and to continuously strive for growth. The environment is superbly amazing and filled with passionate colleagues. It has reinforced my commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of those I have and will serve

Dr. Maria Morabe

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