UCSF Radiology Annual Review with Rapid-Fire Cases

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JW Marriott Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Monday, March 12, 2018 to Friday, March 16, 2018
Course Director:
Brett Elicker
CME Credits:
SAM Credits:

Course Format

Five full-day sessions Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a 90-minute lunch break mid-day. Lectures will cover the major radiology subspecialties in half-day sessions as listed below. Each subspecialty will include didactic lectures and unknown/instructive cases. Speakers will feature 45 UCSF Radiology Faculty.

                        AM                           PM
Mon 3/12         Gastrointestinal       Genitourinary
Tues 3/13        Thoracic                   Physics / Safety
Wed 3/14         Pediatrics                 Nuc Med / Interventional
Thur 3/15         Ultrasound               Breast
Fri 3/16            Neuro                       Musculoskeletal

Course Outline and Objectives

This course will review the fundamentals of the major organ systems and corresponding imaging modalities. Emphasis will be placed on providing a step-by-step process for reaching a differential diagnosis. Lecture content will focus on comparative analysis and key factors that promote accurate diagnosis by the radiologist in clinical practice. Formal didactic lectures will be combined with unknown case sessions, in order to give the attendee a thorough review of radiology fundamentals and terminology, as well as exposure to a cross-section of topical and clinically relevant interesting cases. 

At the completion of this course, the attendee should be able to:  
1.     Identify imaging fundamentals of each of the radiology sub-specialties (organ systems);
2.     Prescribe the appropriate utilization of imaging modalities (CT, MR, US, Mammography);
3.     Implement the appropriate imaging protocols for routine clinical presentations;
4.     Recognize indications and markers for interventional procedures, as well as assessment of outcomes;
5.     Apply classifications of pathophysiological mechanisms underlying human disease to facilitate differential diagnosis;
6.     Refine imaging criteria to optimize image quality/findings and improve diagnostic interpretation.

Host Hotel and Accommodations

JW Marriott Union Square  /  515 Mason Street (at Post), San Francisco, CA 94102
Reserve online https://aws.passkey.com/go/ucsfradmarch2018  /  800–228–9290  or  415–771–8600   
Group rate: $310 per night, includes guest-room hi-speed internet. Reservation deadline: Monday, February 26, 2018.

Reserve your room by February 26, 2018 to be automatically included in a drawing onsite for four attendees to receive one complimentary room-night! ($310 savings, minimum five-nights stay required).

The JW Marriott is located in Union Square, just five short blocks from the Powell Street Transit station that connects to both SFO and OAK airports.  The JW offers 24/7 Fitness Center access and the popular Level III Lounge. Discounted car rentals with Hertz can be arranged onsite for hotel guests. 

Reservation requests made after 2/26/18 cannot be guaranteed and will be extended on a space and rate-available basis only. A credit card is required to confirm your reservation. Room rate includes complimentary in-room internet (reg. $15 per day). Rates exclude state & local taxes, approximately 16.25% (subject to change). Valet parking: $66 for overnight, $76 for daytime, additional $10 for oversize vehicles (plus tax); no self-park. Conference room rates will be extended 2 days pre-/ post- the conference dates (based on availability). Reservations may be cancelled up to 72 hours prior to arrival, or a one night stay will be charged. 

Airline Discounts and Local Transit

Click on the Travel to San Francisco link for detailed information on
- Airline Ticket Discount Codes
- SFO/OAK airport transfer options including the regional BART train system
- the SF MUNI city transit stystem
- car rental discounts
- other useful tips for getting around SF and the Bay Area