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
Reserve Online  https://tinyurl.com/UCSFapril2019 / Toll-free: 866–272–7098 or 415–441–4000 
$189 per night (single/double), includes guest-room hi-speed wifi. Reservation deadline: March 1, 2019.

Reserve your room by March 1, 2019 to be automatically included in a drawing onsite for four attendees to receive one complimentary room-night! (minimum five-nights stay required).

The Holiday Inn Golden Gateway is centrally located in the northern half of the city. The hotel has a rooftop pool, is located among many restaurants and stores, and is near all the major city transit routes to numerous tourist attractions and the downtown/ union square area.

Reservation requests made after 3/1/19 cannot be guaranteed and will be extended on a space and rate-available basis only. A credit card is required to confirm your reservation. Conference room rate will be extended 2 days pre-/ post- the conference dates (based on availability).  Reservations may be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to arrival, or a one-night stay will be charged. Rates exclude state & local taxes, approximately 16.75% (subject to change). In addition to the nightly room-rate, registrants are liable for any hotel taxes, fees, porterage, gratuities and applicable guestroom charges upon check-out.

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.

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]