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Advanced Orthopedic Imaging in San Francisco 2019

  • Location San Francisco, CA
  • Date Aug 2 - 4 2019
  • Price $650 – $895*
  • Credits 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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Course Description


This weekend course at a landmark hotel on the top of Nob Hill in San Francisco was designed to provide a comprehensive and practical update on MRI of the Musculoskeletal system.  The faculty consists of 5 experienced radiologists from California, all of whom are noted for their years of lecturing and teaching ability.  The course runs from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning, August 2-4, 2019 and will provide 16 hours of CME.

Educational Objectives

  • To provide the course registrants with a strategy to efficiently detect and characterize degenerative and traumatic conditions of the musculoskeletal system with MRI.
  • To provide the course registrants with the key points to evaluate and understand the most important orthopedic conditions in the spine, upper extremity, and lower extremity with MRI.
  • To provide the course registrants with of up to date knowledge about diagnosing and treating the most important orthopedic condition.


Target Audience

The course was designed to target the educational needs of radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and other clinicians taking care of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system.  The course was designed to allow interaction and questions with the faculty.


The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Friday, August 02

12:00 – 12:55 pm Registration
12:55 pm Welcome
1:00 - 1:40 pmMRI of the Lumbar Spine - Fritz
1:40 - 2:20 pmMRI of Muscle - Boutin
2:20 - 3:00 pmMRI of Nerve Entrapment: Upper Limb - Fritz
3:00 - 3:20 pmBreak
3:20 - 4:00 pmMRI of Nerve Entrapment: Lower Limb - Fritz
4:00 - 4:40 pmMRI of Soft Tissue Masses - Boutin
4:40 - 5:20 pmMRI of Spinal Trauma - Pathria
5:20 pmAdjorn

Saturday, August 03

7:15 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast (informal discussion with the professors)
8:00 - 8:40 amHot Topics in MSK Imaging - Boutin
8:40 - 9:20 amMachine Learning/Artificial Intelligence in MSK Imaging - Beaulieu
9:20 - 10:00 amMRI of the Shoulder: Rotator cuff & biceps - Pathria
10:00 - 10:20 amBreak
10:20 - 11:00 amThe Throwing Shoulder - Steinbach
11:00 - 11:40 amMRI of the Shoulder: instability & stiffness - Fritz
11:40 - 12:20 pmPostop Imaging of the Shoulder - Steinbach
12:20 - 1:40 pmLunch
1:40 - 2:20 pmMRI of Osseous Stress Injury - Beaulieu
2:20 - 3:00 pmKnee Menisci: Pearls & Pitfalls - Steinbach
3:00 - 3:40 pmKnee: Ligaments & Tendons - Fritz
3:40 - 4:00 pmBreak
4:00 - 4:40 pmImaging of Groin Pain in Athletes - Beaulieu
4:40 - 5:20 pmMRI the Ankle - Fritz
5:20 - 6:00 pmAdvanced Imaging of the Foot - Beaulieu
6:00 pmAdjourn

Sunday, August 04

7:15 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast (informal discussion with the professors)
8:00 - 8:40 amMRI of Bone Marrow - Pathria
8:40 - 9:20 amMRI of the Hip - Fritz
9:20 - 10:00 amMRI of Musculoskeletal Infection - Pathria
10:00 - 10:20 amBreak
10:20 - 11:00 amMRI of the Wrist - Fritz
11:00 - 11:40 amMRI of the Hand - Pathria
11:40 - 12:20 pmMRI of the Elbow - Fritz
12:20 pmAdjourn


Program Director

Russell C. Fritz, MD


Christopher Beaulieu, MD, PhD

Professor of Radiology

Stanford University
Palo Alto, California


Robert D. Boutin, MD

Professor of Radiology

University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California


Russell C. Fritz, MD

Medical Director

National Orthopedic Imaging Associates
San Francisco, California


Mini Pathria, MD

Professor of Radiology

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California


Lynne Steinbach, MD

Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Orthpedic Surgery

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California



If you have any trouble registering for this event, please contact our support by calling 205-467-0290 Ext 101. If there is no immediate response please email us at info@iicme.net.


Registration Type Regular Rate
Residents, Fellows, Retired, Military$795.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$695.00

A letter of verification from the Department Chairman must accompany the application of anyone wishing to qualify for the reduced rate. Enrollment will be confirmed on the basis of registration fee. We do not process registration without payment. We cannot guarantee course materials on site for a registration received after 07/02/2019.


Sign-in will take place on Friday at 12:00 pm in the Ballroom Foyer .

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InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco

999 California Street
San Francisco, California 94108

Contact: 415-392-3434 | Fax: 415-421-3302
Email: sfoha-resvn@ihg.com

Group Rate: Run of House : $259.00

San Francisco Hotel Suites & Guest Rooms

Relax and experience ultimate comfort and class in the elegant guest rooms and suites of our historic San Francisco hotel. Our spacious and modernized rooms come fully equipped with convenient features designed to make your stay as pleasurable as possible. All of our San Francisco hotel suites and guest rooms face outward, with magnificent views of the surrounding Nob Hill neighborhood, the San Francisco skyline, and even the Golden Gate Bridge.

Immaculately outfitted with rich woods, fine fabrics and classic décor, our elegantly designed rooms provide a peaceful setting for slumber. Sink into super comfortable beds with crisp linens and a generous selection of pillows to choose from, and enjoy plenty of luxurious features to enhance your experience: plush bathrobes and slippers, bedside lamp controls, magnifying mirrors and deluxe bath amenities.

Guests love our Keurig coffee makers, turndown service and windows that crack open to let the Bay breeze in. With gorgeous bathrooms, inviting décor and state-of-the-art technology, our immaculate San Francisco hotel suites and guest rooms are a sleek and sophisticated choice for your next stay in the Bay.


InterContinental Mark Hopkins

999 California St
San Francisco CA 94108 United States


(415) 392-3434


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Cancellations received in writing by July 2, 2019, will receive a refund minus a $75 handling fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time.


You will receive registration confirmation via regular mail from the International Institute of Continuing Medical Education, Inc. approximately two weeks after your registration is received. Sorry, we are unable to confirm your registration by fax or email.

A Special Note To The Disabled

The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. wish to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or services. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please indicate so on your registration form.

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of the International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for commercial support of CME activities. All faculty participants in IICME programs are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to this meeting or its content. Faculty disclosure forms are included in the course syllabus and are available at the registration desk for participating review. In addition, faculty disclosure will be made at the beginning of each lecture.


The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc., as sponsors of this meeting, claim no responsibility for the acts of any supplier to this meeting nor for the safety of any attendee while in transit to or from this event. The total amount of liability during the meeting will be limited to a refund of the attendance fee. Purchase non-refundable airline tickets at your own risk.