Sonography for Sonographers

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UCSF Laurel Heights Campus
San Francisco, CA
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Course Director:
Vickie Feldstein
MD; Anne Duffy
CME Credits:
SDMS Credit Only (8.5)
SAM Credits:

Full-day course from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. Continental Breakfast and Brown-Bag Lunch are included.

This course will offer Sonographers (SDMS) credit, it will not offer Physician/MD AMA-PRA Category 1 Credit.
Your ARDMS # must be included with your registration in order to receive your certificate.

Faculty and Program

UCSF Faculty:  Jesse Courtier, MD;  Anne Duffy, RDMS, RVT;  Vickie Feldstein, MD;  Ruth Goldstein, MD;  Jessica Hayward, MD;  Priyanka Jha, MD;  Lisa Liu, RDMS;  Tara Morgan, MD;  Mary Norton, MD; Howard Rosenfeld, MD;  Dorothy Shum, MD;  Catherine Taylor, RDMS.
Guest Faculty:  Mindy Zimmerman, NCTMB, CMT;  Dina Griffith, PT, MHA - Center for Integrated Health & Wellness, Marin General Hospital.

7:30   Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:55    Welcome and Announcements    Anne Duffy    
8:00    Optimizing Doppler Ultrasound Technique    Anne Duffy
8:30    DVT: What’s Positive?    Tara Morgan
9:15    Introduction to MSK Ultrasound: How To/Demo    Lisa Liu
9:45    Recess
10:00   Breast Ultrasound    Jessica Hayward
10:30    Abdominal & Pelvic Ultrasound: Potential Pitfalls    Priyanka Jha
11:00    Acute Pain: US of Appendicitis/Ovarian Torsion    Cathy Taylor
11:30    Thyroid/Parathyroid Ultrasound    Dorothy Shum
12:00    Lunch, Viewing of Unknown US Cases
1:00    Basic Fetal Cardiac Evaluation    Howard Rosenfeld
1:45    Level 1 OB US/Common Fetal Anomalies    Ruth Goldstein
2:30    Pediatric Ultrasound: Postnatal Follow-Up    Jesse Courtier
3:00    Recess
3:15    Cervical Length Education and Review (CLEAR)    Mary Norton
4:15    Body Mechanics & Self Care for Sonographers    M Zimmerman / D Griffith
5:00    CQI: Good Pick-Ups    Vickie Feldstein 
5:15    Review of Unknown Cases, Questions & Discussion    V Feldstein / A Duffy    
5:30    Adjourn

Location and Directions

The UCSF Laurel Heights Campus is located in the northwest area of the city, near the main intersection of California and Presidio Streets. The entrance is at 3333 California Street at Walnut (side entrances are closed on Saturday). The LH Campus is surrounded by a red brick fence, and is and across from the Jewish Community Center. 


From Marin & the North Bay:  101 South across GG Bridge, take 19th Ave exit;  right on Clement, right on 15th Avenue, right on California street.
From the East Bay:  from the Bay Bridge, take the Fremont Street exit;  left on Pine, right on Presidio, left on California street.
From the Peninsula:  take 280 N, follow signs to GG Bridge;  take 19th Ave exit, follow until it becomes Park Presidio;  w right on California street

PARKING  (rates as of January 2017)

Street Parking  all parking regulations are enforced on Saturdays. Limited street parking (without meters) may be available around the campus, metered and two-hour parking are also available. 

Laurel Heights Campus Surface Lot in the northeast above-ground section. A self-serve machine (credit/debit cards) is located on the east side of this public parking section. Be sure to place the receipt on your windshield so you do not get a ticket.  Public parking rate on Saturday is $6 for from 7 am - 6 pm; note you cannot purchase the ticket prior to 6:59 am. 55 spaces available.

JCC (Jewish Community Center)  3200 California Street at Presidio
Parking lot entrance on California Street. Enter from westbound lanes only. No overnight parking. 
Public Parking Rates:  First 4 hours: $2.25/half hour; Thereafter: $2.75/half hour. Daily Maximum:  $30
Parking Garage Hours  Saturday:  7:00 am – 8:30 pm

all buses stop at the corner of  California & Presidio streets:  #1 California (E/W) on California/Sacramento streets;  #2 Clement (E/W) on Sutter street;  #3 Jackson (E/W) on Sutter street to Fillmore, to Jackson thru Pacific Heights, to Presidio; #43 Masonic (N/S).

Exit at Montgomery St. station, go to the corner of Sansome & Sutter, and take the #2 bus on Sutter or #38 on Geary.