UCSF Thoracic Imaging - Virtual Live

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Online Course
Saturday, December 12, 2020 to Sunday, December 13, 2020
Course Director:
Brett Elicker MD
CME Credits:
SAM Credits:

Course Format

This course will be offered as a live interactive virtual conference. Login instructions will be shared with attendees before the meeting, along with digital syllabus. Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand for 30 days following (you must attend/ log-in to the daily live broadcast sessions for post-course access).
Registration:  $400 = Physician (MD, DO);  $250 = Affiliated Health Professional (PA, RN).

Course Faculty and Objectives

UCSF Faculty:  Brett Elicker, MD;  Travis Henry, MD;  Michael Hope, MDKimberly Kallianos, MDJae Sohn, MD, MS.
Guest Faculty:  Thomas Urbania, MD – Kaiser Permanente, Oakland CA;  Graham Wallace, MD – Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield CA.

Course Objectives
1. Confidently interpret high-resolution CT scans of the lungs and provide focused differential diagnosis;
2. Describe a practical approach to the imaging of lung infections;
3. Identify typical manifestations of acute and chronic aortic diseases;
4. Describe the role of cross-sectional imaging in the evaluation of pulmonary embolism;
5. Differentiate benign vs. malignant lung nodule/masses on CT and PET;
6. Incorporate the role of CT and PET in the evaluation and staging of lung cancer.

Course Program

8:45 am – 2:45 pm Pacific Time (11:45 am – 5:45 pm Eastern Time).

SATURDAY, December 12, 2020
8:45         Welcome & Introductions  
9:00         Hi-Res CT of the Chest: Findings & Patterns - Part 1         Elicker
9:30         Acute Aortic Syndromes                                                      Hope
10:00       Hi-Res CT of the Chest: Findings & Patterns - Part 2         Elicker
10:30       Incidental Cardiovascular Findings on Routine Chest CT   Hope
11:00       Recess     
11:15       Approach to the Pulmonary Nodule                         Henry
11:45       Update on Pulmonary Embolism                              Kallianos
12:15       Small Airways Diseases                                           Henry
12:45       Recess     
1:00         Challenging CXR Cases                                           Kallianos
1:30         The Lateral Chest Radiograph                                  Henry
2:00         Deep Learning Applications in Radiology                 Sohn
2:30         Questions & Discussion     
2:45         Adjourn                                                                              

SUNDAY, December 13, 2020
8:45           Welcome and Introductions
9:00           Post-op Chest: Is this Normal ?                             Kallianos
9:30           Approach to Pulmonary Infections                         Henry
10:00         Ground-glass Opacity and Consolidation              Elicker
10:30         Imaging of Thoracic Trauma                                  Wallace
11:00         Recess
11:15         Cystic Lung Disease                                               Elicker
11:45         Lung Cancer Rad-Path Correlation                        Kallianos
12:15         Common Chest Questions in Private Practice       Urbania
12:45         Recess
1:00           Treated Lung Cancer: Benign or Malignant?          Elicker
1:30           Approach to Large Airways                                     Henry
2:00           Thoracic Incidentomas                                            Kallianos
2:30           Questions & Discussion
2:45            Adjourn