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Advanced Orthopedic Imaging in San Francisco

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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 4 experienced radiologists as well as an expert orthopedic surgeon, all of whom are noted for their lecturing and teaching ability. The course runs from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning, August 3-5, 2018 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 up-to-date knowledge about diagnosing and treating the most important orthopedic conditions from the point of view of expert faculty in both radiology and orthopedics.

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 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 03

12:00 –12:55pm Registration
12:55pm Welcome
1:00-1:40 pmMRI of the Lumbar Spine - Fritz
1:40-2:20 pmMRI of Spinal Trauma - Pathria
2:20-3:00 pmMRI of the Brachial Plexus - Beaulieu
3:00-3:20 pmBreak
3:20-4:00 pmMRI of Nerve Entrapment Syndromes - Pathria
4:00-4:40 pmMRI of Muscle - Boutin
4:40-5:20 pmMRI of Osseous Stress injury - Beaulieu
5:20 pmAdjorn

Saturday, August 04

7:15 - 8:00am Continental Breakfast + Informal discussion with the professors
8:00-8:40 amMRI of the Wrist - Boutin
8:40-9:20 amMRI of the Hand - Pathria
9:20-10:00 amMRI of the Elbow - Fritz
10:00-10:20 amBreak
10:20-11:00 amSurgery of the Upper Extremity - Safran
11:00-11:40 amMRI of the Shoulder: Rotator cuff & biceps - Fritz
11:40-12:20 pmSurgery of the Lower Extremity - Safran
12:20-1:40 pmLunch
1:40-2:20 pmMRI of the Shoulder: instability & stiffness - Fritz
2:20-3:00 pmMRI of Musculoskeletal Infection - Pathria
3:00-3:40 pmAdvanced Imaging of the Ankle - Beaulieu
3:40-4:00 pmBreak
4:00-4:40 pmAdvanced Imaging of the Foot - Beaulieu
4:40-5:20 pmMRI of Bone Marrow - Pathria
5:20-6:00 pmMRI of Soft Tissue Masses - Boutin
6:00 pmAdjourn

Sunday, August 05

7:15 - 8:00am Continental Breakfast + Informal discussion with the professors
8:00-8:40 amHot Topics in MSK Imaging - Boutin
8:40-9:20 amMRI of the Knee: Meniscus - Fritz
9:20-10:00 amMRI of the Knee: Ligaments & Tendons - Pathria
10:00-10:20 amBreak
10:20-11:00 amMRI of the Hip - Boutin
11:00-11:40 amImaging of Groin Pain in Athletes - Beaulieu
11:40-12:20 pmPractical Orthopedic MRI: How I do it - Fritz
12:20 pmAdjourn


Program Director

Russell C. Fritz, MD

Medical Director

National Orthopedic Imaging Associates
San Francisco, California


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


Mini Pathria, MD

Professor of Radiology

University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California


Marc R. Safran, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Stanford University
Palo Alto, 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$850.00
Technologists/Allied Health Prof.$750.00

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 07/03/2018.


Sign-in will take place on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 12:00 PM in the Ballroom Foyer.

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Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco

999 California Street
San Francisco , California 94108


Room Rate: $259.00 Run of House

From the moment you first glimpse the crystal chandeliers and velvet armchairs in the grand lobby, the InterContinental® Mark Hopkins San Francisco hotel transports you to a golden, glamorous era. Host your dream wedding in one of two magnificent ballrooms, or unwind in an opulent suite decorated with unique artwork. The hotel restaurant serves the best of California’s contemporary cuisine, while famous city highlights like Union Square and the San Francisco Playhouse are a short stroll away.



InterContinental Mark Hopkins

999 California St
San Francisco CA 94108 United States


(415) 392-3434



Rental Car

Hertz is our official rental car supplier. Special low rates have been negotiated to reduce your travel costs. Call the Hertz Convention ControlCenter at (800) 654-2240 or book through Hertz Rental Cars Online.

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Cancellations received in writing by July 3, 2018, 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.