UCSF Imaging Update in the Canadian Rockies

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Fairmont Banff Springs
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Sunday, August 4, 2019 to Friday, August 9, 2019
Course Director:
David Naeger MD
CME Credits:
SAM Credits:


Five half-day morning sessions Sunday thru Friday, with a full-day off on Wednesday.

Daily Topics:
Sun = Thoracic                          Wed = no course program
Mon = Thoracic, Ab-Pelvis        Thr = Skeletal, Neuro, Breast
Tue = Thoracic, Skeletal            Fri = Neuro, Breast

UCSF Faculty:  Rita Freimanis MD (breast);  Priyanka Jha MBBS (ab-pelvis);  Kimberly Kallianos MD (chest);  David Naeger MD (chest);  Rina Patel MD (skeletal);  Vinil Shah MD (neuro).

Hotel and Accommodations

The Fairmont Banff Springs
Tel:  833–762–6866  /  403–762–6866  /  405 Spray Avenue - Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L-1J4

Please note that the hotel room block is sold out. Alternate accommodation options are listed below.
Reminder that the exchange rate is approximately CAD$ 1.00 = US$ 0.75 (subject to change).

The Rimrock Resort Hotel / 300 Mountain Avenue, Banff
888-RIM-ROCK (888-746-7625) / 403-762-3356
Driving Distance to the Fairmont Banff Springs: approx. 3 miles / 6 minutes

Delta Hotels Banff Royal Canadian Lodge / 459 Banff Avenue, Banff
800-661-1379 / 403-762-3307
Driving Distance to the Fairmont Banff Springs:  2 miles / 8 minutes

Banff Park Lodge / 222 Lynx Street, Banff
Tel:  800-661-2296 / 403-762-4433
Driving Distance to the Fairmont Banff Springs: 1 mile / 4 minutes

Banff National Park  http://banffnationalpark.com/places-to-stay

Canmore (18 miles SE of the Fairmont)  https://canmorealberta.com/places-to-stay/hotels

Banff & Lake Louise Tourism (Lake Louise is approximately 40 miles from Banff Springs)

Air Travel and Car Rental

UCSF Radiology has negotiated discounted fares with Delta and United Airlines for radiology course attendees to the Calgary Alberta Airport (YYC). You may use the following group codes to book online or by phone:

Delta          www.delta.com/book-a-flight            800−328−1111
                   code: NMS6F                                   

United        www.united.com/book-a-flight          800− 426−1122   Air Canada is a United Star Alliance member.
                   code: ZFKT721044                                             

A Passport Book is required for all U.S. citizens flying into Canada.  Passport cards and enhanced drivers licenses are only accepted for land/car entry. 
To apply for a U.S. passport (adults and children):  http://travel.state.gov
For all foreign passport/visa requirements:  http://cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage

Airport Transfers  The Fairmont Banff Springs is 85 miles west of the Calgary Airport on Highway 1.
Calgary International Airport            http://www.yyc.com     
Hertz Car Rental                              http://www.hertz.com / CV# 01SY0265 / Hertz-Banff rate chart

Shuttle and Sedan Transfers           http://www.banffairporter.com
Receive a 15% discount on scheduled shuttle services by using Promo Code "UCSF" on the final payment page.

Travel Information

Money  Although most places will accept U.S. currency, many vendors will charge a set exchange rate that will likely be a bit higher than the fluctuating daily exchange rate.  It is recommended to use Canadian currency, and U.S. currency can be exchanged at any ATM, Canadian bank or exchange broker.
One-dollar “loonie” and two-dollar “toonie” coins are used rather than paper bills. 
As of December 2018, the exchange rate was approximately US$ 1.00 to  CD$ 1.35. 

Weather  The average summer temperature varies between the low 70’s during mid-day, and the upper 40’s at night (22 to 8 degrees Celcius).

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, and was one of the original stops on the Canadian Pacific Railway.  Originally centered around the Banff Hot Springs, the park later grew to include nearby Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield.  One of the most popular parks in North America, Banff National Park is visited by over three million visitors annually. 
Gondolas are the best way to obtain a sense of the majesty and enormity of the mountains, and are available in Banff, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village.  Elk, caribou, grizzly bears and gray wolves are native to the Park.  Historic sites and museums include the Banff Centre, Banff Park Museum, Whyte Museum, Canadian Ski Museum West, Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, and the Cave & Basin National Historic Site.  The town of Banff offers a variety of restaurants, shops and art galleries. 

Cancellation Deadline: cancellation requests must be made in writing by Friday, July 5, 2019; the refund will be less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after this date. Please email your request to [email protected]