UCSF Practical Topics in Radiology: a Review of Key Clinical Concepts

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Marriott Union Square
San Francisco, CA
Monday, August 21, 2017 to Friday, August 25, 2017
Course Director:
Vickie Feldstein
MD; David Naeger
CME Credits:
SAM Credits:

Course Objectives and Schedule At-a-Glance

This course, featuring 30 UCSF Radiology expert faculty from each of the major subspecialties, is designed to present a review of current topics and frequent concerns in terms of protocols for accurately diagnosing questionable or indeterminate findings, when to suggest secondary imaging studies, and recommended follow-up guidelines.  The fifth and final day will consist of “Master Class” lectures by six esteemed senior UCSF faculty members, reviewing cases and reflecting on important pearls and pointers gleaned from their years of experience and collaboration.

Half-day morning sessions Monday through Friday from 7:45 am to 12:45 pm.

8/21 - Mon / Techniques and Precision Imaging of Cancer
8/22 - Tue / Adhering to New Rules and Guidelines
8/23 - Wed / Incidental Findings: Work-Up and Management
8/24 - Thr / Procedures, Trauma and Emergencies
8/25 - Fri / Masters Classes with Esteemed Senior UCSF Faculty:  Lynne Steinbach, MD - Musculoskeletal;  Ronald Zagoria, MD - Genitourinary;  William Dillon, MD - Adult Neuro;  James Barkovich, MD - Pediatric Neuro;  Judy Yee, MD - Gastrointestinal;  Ernest Ring, MD - Interventional.

At the completion of this course, the attendee should be able to understand and apply:  
1.    Current concepts and recent US/CT/MR advances in genitourinary and gynecologic imaging and diseases;
2.    Fundamentals, potential pitfalls and recent updates of obstetric ultrasound and breast imaging;
3.    Systematic approach to diagnostic dilemmas in neuroradiology, pediatric and musculoskeletal radiology;
4.    Fundamentals and advances in cardiac and pulmonary imaging;
5.    Principles and pitfalls of PET/CT and interventional techniques;
6.    Up-to-date approaches on diagnostic imaging and clinical treatment of specific clinical problems.

Hotel and Accommodations

480 Sutter Street at Powell  /  800–228–9290 or 415–398–8900
Reservation deadline:  Monday, Juy 31, 2017  /  Room rate:  $260 single/double
Book online directly at UCSF Rad - Marriott Union Square - August 2017
Join the Marriott Rewards Program prior to your arrival to receive complimentary guest-room internet during your stay.

The Marriott’s premier location in the heart of Union Square is ideal in that many of the city’s shopping areas and attractions are within walking distance, and the Powell Street Cable Car to Fisherman’s Wharf stops right outside of the hotel. The Hotel offers 400 over-sized guest rooms including luxurious suites, many which have spectacular San Francisco bay and city views. Additionally, the hotel offers the Bin 480 Lounge, a fitness center and a business center.
A major credit card is required to guarantee the reservation. Reservation requests made after the deadline will be extended accommodations on a rate- and space-available basis only. Reservations must be cancelled with 48-hours advance notice or a one-night’s stay will be charged. Room rates are subject to all state and local taxes, currently 16.25% (subject to change). Check-in is 4:00 pm; check-out is 12:00 noon. Maximum occupancy per room is 4 persons.  Nightly parking is $59 standard-size vehicle and $69 oversize (with in & out privileges, plus taxes).

The Marriott Union Square is five short blocks from the Powell underground transit station, which connects to the BART subway to SFO and OAK airports (see transit link below).

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 system
- car rental discounts
- other useful tips for getting around SF and the bay area.