UCSF Prostate Cancer Imaging with Hands-On Workstations

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UCSF China Basin Center
San Francisco, CA
Thursday, October 25, 2018 to Friday, October 26, 2018
Course Director:
Antonio Westphalen
CME Credits:
SAM Credits:

Course Outline

This course will present the fundamentals and latest developments of prostate cancer imaging and management. The combination of lectures and hands-on workstations 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 multi-parametric (mpMRI) prostate exam in a time-efficient and accurate manner. The hands-on US-MRI fusion biopsy workshop will demonstrate how this technology is utilized to improve patient care.  

Thursday = full-day lecture sessions (6.25 credits)
Friday AM = mpMRI workstation session (5.25 credits)
Friday PM = US-MRI Fusion Biopsy workstation session (3.0 credits)
Registration is limited to 20 persons

UCSF Faculty:  Spencer Behr MDJohn Kurhanewicz PhDAnobel Odisho MD MPH;  Michael Ohliger MD PhDKatsuto Shinohara MD;  Antonio Westphalen MD PhDAnthony Wong MD PhD;  Ronald Zagoria MD FACR.

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.

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.

UCSF China Basin Center

For China Basin maps/directions:  https://radiology.ucsf.edu/locations/china-basin
Note: the CB free parking listed is not for course attendees, it is for patients only.

The workshop is held at the UCSF China Basin Research Center at 185 Berry Street (at Fourth Street), Lobby 6, 3rd Floor.  The Center is located on the southeast side of the city, next to the baseball stadium, and one block from the CalTrain station.
Attendees staying at one of the downtown hotels should note that the UCSF China Basin Center is approximately one mile from Union Square, or a 25-30 minute walk from Market Street.  China Basin is on the N-Judah streetcar line, which is accessible from any of the four underground Market Street Muni stations (click on "Travel to SF" link above).  The N-Judah stops one short block from the China Basin Center. 


The hotels listed below are located near or around the Union Square area, and are all near one of four main underground transit stations along Market Street (Civic Center, 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) www.intercontinental.com
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) www.clubquartershotels.com/san-francisco
424 Clay St at Battery St / (415) 392-7400
Check for UCSF Corporate Rate with Password UCSF

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

Four Seasons Hotel www.fourseasons.com/sanfrancisco
757 Market St at 3rd St / (415) 633-3000

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

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

Hotel Palomar www.hotelpalomar-sf.com
12 Fourth St at Market St / (415) 348-1111 or (866) 373-4941

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

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

Grand Hyatt SF (Union Square) http://grandsanfrancisco.hyatt.com
345 Stockton Street at Sutter / (415) 398-1234 or (888) 591-1234

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

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

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

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

The W Hotel (SOMA) www.whotels.com/sanfrancisco
181 Third St at Howard St / (415) 777-5300

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

Register / Cancellation Deadline: cancellation requests must be made in writing by Friday, September 28, 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]