Virtual Colonoscopy Workshop

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UCSF China Basin Research Center
San Francisco, CA
Thursday, February 25, 2016 to Saturday, February 27, 2016
Course Director:
Judy Yee, MD, FACR
CME Credits:
SAM Credits:



This workshop will present, to both academic and practicing radiologists, the fundamentals and latest techniques of non-invasive colon cancer screening. The course will consist of didactic lectures and hands-on individual computer workstations with Dr. Judy Yee. The attendee will learn to perform, interpret and report a VC exam, as well as how to deal with questionable findings and avoid pitfalls.

Attendees will also review 50 ACR-approved cases. Course registration includes syllabus, a copy of Dr. Yee's VC book, Thursday afternoon workstation orientation, Friday full-day and Saturday morning class instruction and workstation sessions. Friday breakfast & lunch and Saturday breakfast are provided.

Workstations will be provided by Vital Images. Enrollment is limited to 18 persons.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
1. Demonstrate a familiarity with other colon cancer screening methods;
2. Obtain optimal colonic distention and cleansing for a maximally diagnostic virtual colonoscopy;
3. Perform, interpret and report a virtual colonoscopy exam in a time-efficient manner.

Lecture Topics include: Overview of Colon Cancer Screening, Examination and Prerequisites, Technique and Protocols, Interpretation and Pitfalls, Accuracy, Reporting and Reimbursement, Future Directions That Will Impact Your Practice.


Judy Yee, MD, FACR Course Director
Professor and Vice-Chair of Radiology, UCSF School of Medicine
Chief of Radiology Service, SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Priyanka Jha, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology, UCSF School of Medicine

Travel to San Francisco
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, car rental discounts, the SF MUNI city transit system, and other useful tips for getting around SF and the bay area.

The hotels listed below are located near or around the Union Square and/or downtown Market Street area, and are approximately a 20-minute walk to the UCSF China Basin Research Center (to the south, next to AT&T Park / Giants Stadium).
The hotels are all near one of three main underground transit stations along Market Street (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.
You may walk, take public transportation (SF Muni), or take a taxi to the UCSF China Basin Research Center:

InterContinental SF (SOMA)
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)
424 Clay St at Battery St / (415) 392-7400
Check for UCSF Corporate Rate with Password UCSF

Courtyard by Marriott (SOMA)
299 Second St at Folsom Street / (415) 947-0700 or (800) 321-2211

Four Seasons Hotel
757 Market St at 3rd St / (415) 633-3000

Hotel Griffon (Embarcadero)
155 Steuart St at Howard St / (415) 495-2100 or (800) 321-2201

Hotel Nikko (Union Square)
222 Mason St at O'Farrell St / (415) 394-1111

Hotel Palomar
12 Fourth St at Market St / (415) 348-1111 or (866) 373-4941

Hotel Vitale (Embarcadero)
8 Mission St at The Embarcadero / (415) 278-3700 or (888) 890-8688

Hyatt Regency SF (Embarcadero)
5 Embarcadero Center at Market Street / (415) 788-1234 or (888) 591-1234

Grand Hyatt SF (Union Square)
345 Stockton Street at Sutter / (415) 398-1234 or (888) 591-1234

The Palace Hotel
2 Montgomery St at Market St / (415) 512-1111 or (800) 325-3589 or (888) 627-7196

Park Central Hotel
50 Third Street at Market St / (415) 974-6400 or (888) 627-8561

San Francisco Marriott Marquis (SOMA)
55 Fourth St at Market St / (415) 896-1600

St. Regis Hotel (SOMA)
125 3rd St at Mission St / (415) 284-4000 or (877) 787-3447

The W Hotel (SOMA)
181 Third St at Howard St / (415) 777-5300

The Westin St. Francis (Union Square)
335 Powell St at Geary Blvd / (415) 397-7000 or (800) 937-8461