UCSF Radiology Annual Spring Review with Rapid-Fire High-Yield Cases

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JW Marriott Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Monday, March 20, 2017 to Friday, March 24, 2017
Course Director:
Brett Elicker
CME Credits:
SAM Credits:

Course Format

Five full-day sessions Monday through Friday, with special Rapid-Fire Case Review sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Course speakers will include 50 UCSF faculty from each of the different radiology subspecialties.

This course will review the fundamentals of the major organ systems and corresponding imaging modalities.  Emphasis will be placed on providing a step-by-step process for reaching a differential diagnosis.  Lecture content will focus on comparative analysis and key factors that promote accurate clinical diagnosis.

Schedule At-a-Glance

                           Morning                              Afternoon                                           Evening Rapid-Fire Cases
                           8:00 am - 12:00 pm            start at 1:00 pm                                  6:00 - 9:00 pm

3/20 Mon            Pulmonary                          Nuc Med (end 5:00 pm)                    (no session)

3/21 Tue             Gastrointestinal                  Interventional (end 4:00 pm)              GI-GU / Chest / Nuc Med / Peds

3/22 Wed            Breast / Cardiac                ObGyn US (end 5:00 pm)                  (no session)  

3/23 Thr              Genitourinary                     Pediatrics (end 4:00 pm)                    US / Breast / Neuro / MSK

3/24 Fri                Neuro                                Musculoskeletal (end 4:30 pm)          (no session)

Course Objectives

1.  Identify imaging fundamentals of each of the radiology subspecialties (organ systems).
2.  Prescribe the appropriate utilization of imaging modalities (CT, MR, US, PET, Mammography) for different medical conditions.
3.  Implement the appropriate imaging protocols for routine clinical presentations.
4.  Recognize indications and markers for interventional procedures, as well as assessment of outcomes.
5.  Apply classification of pathophysiological mechanisms underlying human disease to facilitate differential diagnosis.
6.  Refine imaging criteria to optimize quailty/findings and improve diagnostic interpretation.

The course will include the following "non-Interpretive" lectures that are essential to general clinical radiology practice:
CT/MR Safety, Ultrasound Technical Tips & Artifacts, IV Contrast, Nuc Med Quality Control, Practical CT/MR Physics.  

JW Marriott SF Union Square

800–228–9290  or  415–771–8600   
515 Mason Street (at Post), San Francisco, CA 94102
The JW Marriott is located in Union Square, just five short blocks from the Powell Street Transit station that connects to both SFO and OAK airports.  The JW offers 24/7 Fitness Center access and the popular Level III Lounge. Discounted car rentals with Hertz can be arranged onsite for hotel guests. 

Note that the group reservation deadline has passed, and the hotel will take reservations on a space-available basis at the next-best room rate. A credit card is required to confirm your reservation. Rates exclude state & local taxes, approximately 16.25% (subject to change). Valet parking: $64 per day, $74 for oversize vehicles (plus tax), no self-park. Reservations may be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to arrival, or a one night’s stay will be charged. 

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 stystem
- car rental discounts
- other useful tips for getting around SF and the Bay Area