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Abstract: FR-OR095

GlomCon Trivia: A Live Web-Based Interactive Fellows’ Curriculum

Session Information

Category: Educational Research

  • 800 Educational Research


  • Baxi, Pravir V., Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Agrawal, Nikhil, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Parada, Xavier F., Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Rodby, Roger A., Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Lecker, Stewart H., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Poyan-Mehr, Ali, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Sufficient exposure during nephrology training to the variety of glomerulonephritides (GN) is difficult due to their rare and heterogeneous presentations. GN diagnosis/management and renal pathology interpretation are topics recently identified as areas needing further instruction (JASN 2017; 28:1983–1990). Glomerular Disease Case Conference (GlomCon) Trivia, recipient of the 2017 ASN Innovation in Kidney Education Award, was created to enhance the GN education of trainees, and connect training programs to foster a culture of collaborative learning.


Using GlomCon’s live web-based video platform, the “Trivia” series was created for nephrology training programs to provide topic-based didactic webinars. These sessions include an interactive Q&A audio/video chat forum centered around board-style Q's answered by participants in real time. Participants access the webinars via institutional video conference setup, personal computers, or smartphones. A selected number of multiple-choice Q's (MCQ) from the Webinar were shared with the general public through social media (Twitter). An anonymous survey was obtained to assess participant’s perception and experience.


From 9/17-5/18, 11 sessions have been held by different training programs. 100% of the survey responders agreed that the sessions enhanced awareness of GN, and 94% either “completely agreed” or “agreed” that the sessions contributed to their overall knowledge base. In terms of educational quality, 84% rated it as “outstanding” or “above average”. In addition, 73% of participants “completely agreed” that the session supplemented their individual program’s curriculum. On Twitter, an average of 78 people responded to each publicly presented MCQ.


GlomCon Trivia Interactive Fellows’ Curriculum is a global initiative with the potential to 1) Enhance education in GN for trainees, 2) Allow participants to interact and collaborate beyond geographical boundaries, 3) Facilitate discussion of diagnosis and management approaches which can be region or center specific. This program adds to the expanding list of training tools with free open access, which will hopefully improve the education of our trainees and increase interest in the field of nephrology for potential applicants.