Osher Mini Medical School Series on Personalized Medicine Powered by Precision Imaging

For a limited time, UCSF Department of Biomedical Imaging is happy to provide complimentary tickets to guests of our Osher Mini Medical School sessions this fall (valued at $15/ticket). Please register for your preferred course here: http://bit.ly/UCSFOsherImaging.

On Thursday evenings between Oct. 12 and November 16, UCSF Imaging’s world-renowned radiologists will participate in the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine’s Mini Medical School for the Public in a six-week series titled “Personalized Medicine Powered by Precision Imaging.” This informative course is open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet experts from UCSF Imaging, who are using and developing new and innovative precision imaging tools to enhance diagnosis, improve disease monitoring, and optimize treatment for individual patients.

In close partnership with subspecialty physicians from other UCSF departments, radiologists are now able to use these tools to pinpoint and better treat disorders such as prostate cancer, breast cancer and degenerative spine and joint disease at earlier stages. This series of lectures will explain how emerging technologies—including specific artificial intelligence platforms—will rely upon imaging to dramatically improve accuracy, safety, and outcomes for patients in the very near future.

This course is co-chaired by William P. Dillon, MD, and Christopher P. Hess, MD, PhD, and there will be 17 faculty members participating in the lectures. The schedule is as follows:

  • Cancer Detection and Treatment Through Molecular Imaging: Theranostics at UCSF
    • Presented by Thomas Hope, MD; Robert Flavell, MD, PhD; Charles Ryan, MD
    • Oct. 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Back and Neck Pain: Precision Spine Diagnosis Guides Therapy
    • Presented by Vinil Shah, MD; Cynthia Chin, MD; Aaron J. Clark, MD, PhD
    • Oct. 19, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Prostate Health: Risk, Detection, and Optimizing Personalized Treatment
    • Presented by Antonio Westphalen, MD; John Kurhanewicz, PhD; Matt Cooperberg, MD
    • Oct. 26, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Artificial Intelligence: What It Is, Why It Matters, and the Future of Machine Learning in Clinical Imaging
    • Presented by John Mongan, MD, PhD; Marc Kohli, MD; Andrew Taylor, MD, PhD
    • Nov. 2, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Breast Cancer: Optimizing Early Detection and Personalized Treatment
    • Presented by Bonnie Joe, MD, PhD; Elissa Price, MD; Cheryl Ewing, MD
    • Nov. 9, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • My Aching Knees – Osteoarthritis: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment
    • Presented by Sharmila Majumdar, PhD; Thomas M. Link, MD, PhD; R. Krishna Chaganti, MD, MS
    • Nov. 16, 7-8:30 p.m.

UCSF Department of Biomedical Imaging is happy to provide complimentary tickets to all guests of our Osher Mini Medical School sessions this fall (valued at $15/ticket). Please email us at [email protected] to let us know which course you would like to attend and, we will register you for that course. Each class will be held in the School of Nursing, Room N225, at 513 Parnassus, accessible through the Medical Science Building.


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