UCSF Imaging Update on Kauai

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Grand Hyatt Resort
Koloa, Kauai
Sunday, October 14, 2018 to Friday, October 19, 2018
Course Director:
Matthew Bucknor
CME Credits:
SAM Credits:

Course Outline and Faculty

Five half-day morning sessions Sunday through Friday from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm, with a full day off on Wednesday.

UCSF Faculty:  Matthew Bucknor, MD (skeletal);  Christine Glastonbury, MBBS (neuro);  Michael Hope, MD (thoracic);  Pallav Kolli, MD (interventional);  John Mongan, MD, PhD (abdominal);  Elissa Price, MD (breast).

The island of Kauai is approximately 330 miles northwest of the big island of Hawaii where the volcanic eruptions are taking place, and is currently unaffected by the activity.


Grand Hyatt Kauai  /  1571 Poipu Road - Koloa HI 96756
Book online: https://aws.passkey.com/go/UCSFkauaiOct18  or Call 888-421-1442 / 808-742-1234 
Reservation deadline:  Thursday, September 13, 2018
Roomrate:  $249 - Run of House;  $309 - Ocean View  (plus daily resort fee of $15).

A credit card number is required to guarantee your reservation.  Rates exclude state hotel room tax of 14.4% (subject to change).  Porterage fee of $11.50 roundtrip per person will be added to room charges.  Recommended housekeeping gratuity: $5 per day. Check-in 4 pm, check-out 11:00 am.  Valet park $30.  Additional adult (3rd or 4th person) an additional $75 per person, per night.  The rate of two nights accommodation (plus taxes) will be charged for reservations cancelled between 45 to 7 days prior to arrival.  Full or partial cancellations made less than 7 days prior to arrival date (and no-shows) will be charged for the full reservation. 

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.  Kauai airport code = LIH (Lihue) http://airports.hawaii.gov/lih

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

Delta             www.delta.com/book-a-flight                   NMQDC                              800−328−1111  

United           www.united.com/book-a-flight                 ZYUF559912                      800−426−1122

Hawaiian       www.hawaiianairlines.com/preferred      AMUCSFRPE                     800–367–5320                 

Hertz Car Rental

www.hertz.com  /  Discount-Promo Code: CV# 01SY0264 /  800–654–2240
View/Print Hertz rate sheet UCSF Rate Sheet Kauai October 2018 
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.

Airport Transfers

Reserve online www.speedishuttle.com/group-reservations?id=UCSF83836
877-242-5777 / [email protected]
Per person rate:  $23.33 one way, $46.66 round trip.
SpeediShuttle provides shared ride airport transportation in Mercedes shuttles between Lihue Airport and the Grand Hyatt Kauai. Guests with pre-arranged arrival reservations will be met by their driver just outside of the baggage claim area, at the side exit. Vehicle amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, 6’1” headroom, three-point seat restraints, adjustable head-rests and roomy comfortable seats.

Kauai Tour Options


Land Activities: hiking, biking, golf, horseback riding, ziplining
Water Activities: snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, whale watching
Air Activities: helicopter tours offer a great panoramic view of the island’s many dramatic features
Cultural Activities: parks & gardens, luaus & dinner shows, museums and other historic sites

Waimea Canyon, on Kauai’s West Side, is described as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Although not as big or as old as its Arizona cousin, you won’t encounter anything like this geological wonder elsewhere in Hawaii. Stretching 14 miles long, 1 mile wide and more than 3,600 feet deep, the Waimea Canyon Lookout provides panoramic views of crested buttes, rugged crags and deep valley gorges.

Course Registration / Cancellation Deadline: cancellation requests must be made in writing by Friday, September 14, 2018; the refund will be less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after this date. Please email your request to [email protected]