Breast Imaging & Optional Mini-Course

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Fairmont Orchid
Kona, Hawaii
Sunday, January 8, 2017 to Friday, January 13, 2017
Course Director:
Elissa Price
CME Credits:
20.5 (+4.0)
SAM Credits:
14.25 (+3.5)

Course Format and Faculty

Half-day morning sessions Sunday through Friday, with a full day off on Wednesday.  Optional half-day session on Tuesday afternoon on challenges faced by imagers in the current era of breast cancer treatment (separate registration and fee).

UCSF Faculty: Elissa Price-Amans, MD;  Rita Freimanis, MD;  Edward Sickles, MD.
Guest Faculty:  Wendy DeMartini, MD - Stanford University Medical Center  
Sarah Friedewald, MD - Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

This course is designed for the clinical radiologist who specializes in breast imaging or who practices general diagnostic radiology including breast imaging. It is intended to provide an overview and update on clinically relevant topics in mammography, including recent developments in diagnostic imaging of the breast.  
Speakers will discuss relevant changes in the new 5th edition of BI-RADS, and participants will have the opportunity to discuss their questions with the experts who developed the BI-RADS classifications.  Course content will emphasize a practical approach, and will include didactic lectures and small group workshops covering digital mammography, breast tomosynthesis and breast MRI.  Faculty panels will allow participants to pose individual questions to “the experts” for discussion of challenges and issues encountered in daily clinical practice. 
This course satisfies the continuing medical education requirement for MQSA in breast imaging.

Accommodations - The Fairmont Orchid

Reserve online:  or call  800–845–9905 or 808–885-2000
Reservation deadline:  Thursday, December 8, 2016  /  1 N. Kaniku Drive, Kamuela  HI  96743

Join the Fairmont President’s Club upon booking or prior to your arrival to receive complimentary in-room internet access:

$323    Fairmont Standard Room             $620    Garden View Suite                 
$368    Partial Ocean View Room            $720    Ocean View Suite
$390    Ocean View Room                       $874    Ocean Front Suite

A credit card is required to confirm your reservation, a two-night’s stay will be charged at the time of booking.  Reservation requests for the group rate made after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis and cannot be guaranteed. Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to arrival will incur no cancellation charges; between 29 and 3 days prior to arrival will be charged a two-nights stay; less than 72 hours prior to arrival and no-shows will be charged a five-nights stay.  
Maximum person per room is 3 adults, or 2 children and 2 adults.  No additional charge for children under 18 years staying with their parents, third adult per room $75 per night.  Early departures not notified at check-in and late check-outs will be charged up to a full-night’s room & tax.  Room rates subject to occupancy taxes totaling 13.416%.  Check-in is 4:00 p.m.; check-out is 12:00 noon. Daily parking rates for 2016 are $17 for self-park and $22 for valet park (subject to change for 2017).

Air Travel

UCSF Radiology has negotiated group discounts with Delta, United and Hawaiian Airlines for radiology course attendees.
Book online to avoid additional booking fees.  Kona airport code = KOA

Airline           Website                                    Promo-Event Code            Toll-Free (add’l booking fee)

Delta                           NMNKQ                               800−328−1111  

United                       ZWZB714473                      800−426−1122

Hawaiian      AMUCSFRPE                     800–367–5320                 

Hertz Car Rental  /  Discount-Promo Code: CV# 01SY0263 /  800–654–2240
View / Print Hertz rates for UCSF Breast January 2017
Arrangements have been made with Hertz Car Rental for special rates during this UCSF meeting, as well as one week before and after this meeting, on all of the Hawaiian Islands. Reservations at the group rate can be made by using the CV number listed above.

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