UCSF Imaging Warm-Up in the Caribbean

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Four Seasons Resort
Nevis, Caribbean
Sunday, December 2, 2018 to Friday, December 7, 2018
Course Director:
Brett Elicker
CME Credits:
SAM Credits:

Course Outline and Faculty

Five half-day morning sessions Sunday through Friday from 7:00 am to 12:15 pm, with a full day off on Wednesday.
Featuring "Meet the Professor" daily sessions for case reviews and questions & discussion with each of the faculty.

Daily Topics:
Sunday = Thoracic, Skeletal, Interventional                       Meet the Prof:  Interventional
Monday = Breast, Thoracic, Neuro                                     Meet the Prof:  Breast
Tuesday = Breast, Abdominal, Neuro                                 Meet the Prof:  Neuro, Abdominal
Thursday = Abdominal, Skeletal, Interventional                 Meet the Prof:  Musculoskeletal
 Friday = Abdominal, Thoracic, Breast, Interventional        Meet the Prof:  Thoracic 

UCSF Faculty:  Brett Elicker, MD (thoracic);  Heather Greenwood, MD (breast);  Maureen Kohi, MD (interventional);  Daria Motamedi, MD (skeletal);  Jason Talbott, MD, PhD (neuro);  Ronald Zagoria, MD, FACR (abominal).


Four Seasons Resort Nevis, Charlestown
PO Box 565, Pinney’s Beach
Tel  1-869-469-1111  /  Fax  1-869-469-1112

Please note that the hotel room block for the meeting has been filled.  A limited number of Palm-Grove multi-bedroom villas are available at a special rate for UCSF course registrants; to inquire, please call the hotel directly at 869-469-6238.

Alternate accommodations can be found on the Nevis tourism website:

Alternate accommodation options include:
The Hermitage:  https://hermitagenevis.com 
Montpelier Plantation & Beach:  https://www.montpeliernevis.com
Nisbet Plantation Beach Club:  https://nisbetplantation.com
Oualie Beach Resort: https://www.oualiebeach.com

Air Travel  

Commercial Flights to St. Kitts (SKB) and Nevis (NEV)
American Airlines has regular daily flights to St Kitts, most flights are routed through MIAmi airport.  
Flying into St. Kitts (SKB) requires a ferry or water taxi over to Nevis (see “getting-here” link above).
The Four Seasons roundtrip airport transfer from St. Kitts airport is $170 per adult/teen, $85 per child 5-12 years.

Additional seasonal routes to St Kitts and Nevis are added at the discretion of the airlines, those carriers include the airlines listed below:  
Airline               Airport                   Weblink                                        Promo Code
United               EWR (Newark)     www.united.com/book-a-flight      ZYUF559912
Delta                 ATLanta                www.delta.com/book-a-flight        NMQR6
Air Canada       YYZ (Toronto)       www.aircanada.com                     NA
American          JFK (NYC)            www.americanairlines.com           NA
                         CLT (Charlotte)
Commuter Planes to Nevis (NEV)
American, United, Delta and Jet Blue are partnered with regional Seabourne Airline, which offers connecting shuttle flights to Nevis from neighboring Caribbean islands such as San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) and St. Maarten (SXM).

Travel Information and Tips


  • Passports  US and Canadian citizens are required to present a valid photo passport and a return airline ticket.  
  • Departure Tax  for St Kitts (SKB) airport is included in the airline ticket fees; upon leaving Nevis (NEV) airport is US$20.50, which includes an environmental levy and airport security tax.
  • Time Zone  Nevis is on Eastern Standard Time year-round (does not change for daylight saving time).
  • Tipping  A service charge of 18% is generally included in restaurant bills, but you should check (you are welcome to tip more). Hotels often add both a service charge and 12% VAT to restaurant bills.
  • Voltage  standard throughout the island is 110 volts (rather than 220).
  • Currency  is the East Caribbean (EC) dollar, which can be obtained at any bank. As of November 2017, the exchange rate was US$1.00 = EC$2.70. Most stores and businesses accept US dollars or travellers’ cheques, but change will be given in EC. Banks and stores accept US paper bills, but will not accept US coins. 
  • Drinking Water  is pure and safe to drink, but if you are sensitive to food and water changes, you may prefer commercially bottled water.
  • Car Rentals  can be arranged through the Four Seasons concierge desk, and require purchase of a $25 temporary Visitor’s Driver’s License. Cars drive on the left lane. 

Course Registration / Cancellation Deadline: cancellation requests must be made in writing by Friday, November 2, 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]