UCSF Radiology Annual Review with Rapid-Fire Cases

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Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
San Francisco, CA
Monday, April 1, 2019 to Friday, April 5, 2019
Course Director:
David Naeger MD; Elissa Price MD
CME Credits:
SAM Credits:

Course Registration Form  includes discount for Residents, who must register by using this form.

Course Format

- Five full-days Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a lunch break mid-day.
​- Speakers will feature 40+ UCSF Radiology Faculty.
- Half-day sessions will cover the radiology subspecialties, with didactic lectures and unknown/instructive cases.

Schedule by Session:
                        AM                           PM
Mon 4/1           Gastrointestinal       Genitourinary
Tues 4/2          Thoracic                   Breast 
Wed 4/3           Pediatrics                 Nuc Med / Interventional
Thur 4/4           Ultrasound               Cardiac / Physics / Rad Safety
Fri 4/5              Neuro                       Musculoskeletal

Course Outline and Objectives

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 diagnosis by the radiologist in clinical practice. Formal didactic lectures will be combined with unknown case sessions, in order to give the attendee a thorough review of radiology fundamentals and terminology, as well as exposure to a cross-section of topical and clinically relevant interesting cases. 

At the completion of this course, the attendee should be able to: 
1.  Identify imaging fundamentals of each of the radiology sub-specialties (organ systems);
2.  Prescribe the appropriate utilization of imaging modalities (CT, MR, US, Mammography);
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 classifications of pathophysiological mechanisms underlying human disease to facilitate differential diagnosis;
6.  Refine imaging criteria to optimize image quality/findings and improve diagnostic interpretation.

Host Hotel and Accommodations

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway / 1500 Van Ness Avenue (at Pine), San Francisco, CA 94109
Toll-free: 866–272–7098 or 415–441–4000 

Note that the group room block is sold out, and there is a citywide event this week and hotel rooms are at a premium. You may stay at the Holiday Inn at the going rate, or search for alternate accommodations (partial listing below). The Holiday Inn Golden Gateway is about a 10-15 minute bus ride west of the Union Square area between Montgomery and Powell Streets.

Registrants staying at the hotel will be automatically included in a drawing onsite for four attendees to receive one complimentary room-night (minimum five-nights stay required).

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.

Alternate Accommodation Options

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

Course Registration / Cancellation Deadline: cancellation requests must be made in writing by Friday, March 1, 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]