Prostate Cancer Imaging with Hands-on Workshops

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UCSF Mission Bay Hospital
San Francisco, CA
Thursday, March 9, 2017 to Friday, March 10, 2017
Course Director:
Ronald Zagoria
CME Credits:
SAM Credits:

Course Format and Faculty

This course will present the fundamentals and latest developments of prostate cancer imaging and management. The combination of lectures and hands-on workshops offers a unique opportunity for practicing physicians to become proficient in performing a comprehensive imaging evaluation of patients with prostate cancer at all stages. 
The course will instruct in how to perform, interpret and report a multiparametric prostate MR exam in a time-efficient and accurate manner. The hands-on MRI-US fusion biopsy workshop will demonstrate how this technology is utilized to improve the care of patients.  

Registration is limited to 50 persons. Thursday full-day lecture sessions, Friday morning mpMRI session, Friday afternoon MRI-US Fusion Biopsy session.

UCSF Faculty:  Spencer Behr, MD;  Peter Carroll, MD;  Albert Chang, MD, PhD;  Thomas Hope, MD;  John Kurhanewicz, MD;  Hao Nguyen, MD, PhD;  Michael Ohliger, MD, PhD;  Katsuto Shinohara, MD;  Antonio Westphalen, MD, PhD;  Ronald Zagoria, MD.

At the completion of this course, the attendee should be able to:
1.    Demonstrate familiarity with the relevant clinical aspects of prostate cancer
2.    Perform and interpret a multiparametric prostate MRI exam at 1.5 and 3T
3.    Describe the critical findings and recognize potential pitfalls in interpretation of a multiparametric prostate MRI
4.    Create a clinically pertinent report of the findings on a multiparametric prostate MRI
5.    Be familiar with other advanced imaging techniques for prostate cancer
6.    Process and prepare the MRI data for an MRI-US fusion biopsy
7.    Perform an MRI-US fusion biopsy

UCSF Mission Bay Campus - Bakar Cancer Hospital

1855 Fourth St, SF CA 94158 - Conference Room MBH A1617
The Mission Bay Campus is in the south-east part of the city. Detailed information at the link below includes public transit (SF Muni), driving directions and parking options.
SF Muni City Transit   For fares, routes and schedules
The SF Municipal “T” street car travels from all four downtown Market Street underground stations (Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell, Civic Center) and stops at the Mission Bay Campus at Third and Mariposa Streets next to the hospital.
For those local to the Bay Area who will be driving, directions and parking are included in the weblink above.

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.


The hotels listed below are located near or around the Union Square and/or downtown Market Street area.  The hotels are all near one of three main underground transit stations along Market Street (Powell, Montgomery and Embarcadero) with entrances to the BART subway that connects to SFO and OAK airports, as well as SF Muni city transportation lines.  

InterContinental SF (SOMA)
888 Howard St at 5th St / (415) 616-6500 or (866) 781-2364
Click the link above to check for the UCSF Corporate Rate

Club Quarters Hotels (Embarcadero)
424 Clay St at Battery St / (415) 392-7400
Check for UCSF Corporate Rate with Password UCSF

Courtyard by Marriott (SOMA)
299 Second St at Folsom Street / (415) 947-0700 or (800) 321-2211

Four Seasons Hotel
757 Market St at 3rd St / (415) 633-3000

Hotel Griffon (Embarcadero)
155 Steuart St at Howard St / (415) 495-2100 or (800) 321-2201

Hotel Nikko (Union Square)
222 Mason St at O'Farrell St / (415) 394-1111

Hotel Palomar
12 Fourth St at Market St / (415) 348-1111 or (866) 373-4941

Hotel Vitale (Embarcadero)
8 Mission St at The Embarcadero / (415) 278-3700 or (888) 890-8688

Hyatt Regency SF (Embarcadero)
5 Embarcadero Center at Market Street / (415) 788-1234 or (888) 591-1234

Grand Hyatt SF (Union Square)
345 Stockton Street at Sutter / (415) 398-1234 or (888) 591-1234

The Palace Hotel
2 Montgomery St at Market St / (415) 512-1111 or (800) 325-3589 or (888) 627-7196

Park Central Hotel
50 Third Street at Market St / (415) 974-6400 or (888) 627-8561

San Francisco Marriott Marquis (SOMA)
55 Fourth St at Market St / (415) 896-1600

St. Regis Hotel (SOMA)
125 3rd St at Mission St / (415) 284-4000 or (877) 787-3447

The W Hotel (SOMA)
181 Third St at Howard St / (415) 777-5300

The Westin St. Francis (Union Square)
335 Powell St at Geary Blvd / (415) 397-7000 or (800) 937-8461