Abdominal and Chest Imaging in Palm Springs October 6-8, 2022
Thursday, October 6, 2022
|12:00-1:00pm||Registration and Check-In and Luncheon
|1:00-1:30||Imaging of the Pericardium – Case Review||Seth Kligerman, MD|
|1:30-2:00||UIP and IPF: Diagnostic Guidelines||Seth Kligerman, MD|
|2:00-2:30||Post- COVID Lung Imaging||Seth Kligerman, MD|
|2:30-3:00||Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis||Seth Kligerman, MD|
|3:00-3:15||Discussion, Questions and Answers, Refreshments|
|3:15-3:45||Connective Tissue Disease||Seth Kligerman, MD|
|3:45-4:15||Smoking Related Lung Disease||Seth Kligerman, MD|
|4:15-4:45||Mosaic Attenuation||Seth Kligerman, MD|
|4:45-5:15||EVALI||Seth Kligerman, MD|
|5:15-5:45||Challenging Cases Reviewed by the Expert||Seth Kligerman, MD|
|5:45-6:00||Discussion, Questions and Answers|
|6:00-7:15||Join us for a Welcome Reception of Food and Drinks - Your Guests Included
Friday, October 7, 2022
|7:00-7:30am||Check-in and Breakfast|
|7:30-8:00||Low Dose Lung Screening CT||Charles S. White, MD|
|8:00-8:30||Solitary Pulmonary Nodule||Charles S. White, MD|
|8:30-9:00||Missed Lung Cancer||Charles S. White, MD|
|9:00-9:30||Pulmonary infections: Multimodality approach||Charles S. White, MD|
|9:30-9:45||Discussion, Questions and Answers, Coffee Service|
|9:45-10:45||Mediastinal Disease: Assessment on Cross-Sectional Imaging||Charles S. White, MD|
|10:45-11:15||Pulmonary Embolism on CT: New and Old Insights||Charles S. White, MD|
|11:15-11:45||The Acute Aortic Syndromes||Charles S. White, MD|
|11:45-12:15||Challenging Cases Reviewed by the Expert||Charles S. White, MD|
|12:15-12:30||Discussion, Questions and Answers|
|1:30-2:00||Imaging of the Peritoneum||Robert M. Marks, MD|
|2:00-2:30||Prostate MRI||Robert M. Marks, MD|
|2:30-3:00||Imaging of Infertility||Robert M. Marks, MD|
|3:00-3:15||Discussion, Questions and Answers; Refreshments|
|3:15-3:45||Imaging of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction||Robert M. Marks, MD|
|3:45-4:15||A Case Based Review of the Ureters and Bladder||Robert M. Marks, MD|
|4:15-4:30||Discussion, Questions and Answers|
|5:00-6:15||Join us for a Last Night Reception of Food and Drinks - Your Guests Included|
Saturday, October 8, 2022
|7:00-7:30am||Check-in and Breakfast|
|7:30-8:00||Rectal Cancer||Kathryn Fowler, MD|
|8:00-8:30||Practical MRI: Optimizing Images and Dealing with Artifacts||Kathryn Fowler, MD|
|8:30-9:00||Pancreas Imaging||Kathryn Fowler, MD|
|9:00-9:15||Discussion, Questions and Answers, Coffee Service|
|9:15-9:45||Diffuse liver disease||Kathryn Fowler, MD|
|9:45-10:15||Unusual imaging features of HCC||Kathryn Fowler, MD|
|10:15-10:30||Discussion, Questions and Answers|
Kathryn Fowler, MD
Professor of Radiology
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Kathryn Fowler, MD, is a board-certified radiologist who specializes in body and oncological imaging. She performs liver imaging, hepatobiliary imaging, pancreatic imaging, vascular imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, renal imaging, gynecological imaging, rectal imaging and GI imaging.
As a professor in the Department of Radiology, Dr. Fowler is involved in the teaching of fellows, residents and medical students at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, where she also serves as director of abdominal and pelvic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and director of the Liver Imaging Group (LIG). She has lectured nationally and internationally about liver cancer, transplantation, surgery, imaging and MRI, and written several book chapters and over 150 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Fowler also serves as deputy editor of Radiology. Dr. Fowler completed fellowship training in body MRI at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., where she also completed her residency. She earned her medical degree from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wis. Dr. Fowler is board certified in diagnostic radiology. She is a member of several professional societies including the International Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the Society of Abdominal Radiology and the American College of Radiology, among others. Dr. Fowler was named the RSNA William R. Eyler Editorial Fellow in 2018.
Seth J. Kligerman, MD
Professor of Radiology
UC San Diego School of Medicine
Seth J. Kligerman, MD, is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist and a professor in the Department of Radiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Kligerman is the division chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging at UC San Diego Health and has clinical expertise in interpreting imaging studies of patients with a variety of thoracic (lung) and cardiac diseases. He was awarded an advanced proficiency in cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging by the American College of Radiology. His research examines the pathogenesis of fibrotic lung disease, low-dose CT imaging, advanced CT reconstruction techniques and infiltrative cardiomyopathies. He has also investigated the relationship between disease status as inferred from imaging studies and disease status based on pathology reports (examination of tissue under the microscope). Dr. Kligerman is a lecturer in both cardiac and thoracic imaging at the American Institute of Radiologic pathology and serves on multiple research committees related to cardiothoracic imaging. He is published widely in his field and is a frequent invited lecturer nationally and internationally. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 2017, Dr. Kligerman was an associate professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Kligerman completed fellowship training in thoracic imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He completed residency training in radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School. Dr. Kligerman is board certified in diagnostic radiology. He is a member of many professional organizations, including the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, and the Society of Thoracic Radiology.
Robert M. Marks, MD
Associate Professor for Radiology
Chief of Body Imaging
Body Imaging Fellowship Program Director
Naval Medical Center in San Diego
Robert Marks, MD is a board-certified associate professor in the Department of Radiology at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is the chief of abdominal radiology and is the body imaging fellowship director at NMCSD. Dr. Marks’ clinical expertise is in Body Imaging, interpreting a wide range of MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and radiograph examinations of the abdomen and pelvis. His research interests include liver imaging, specifically hepatocellular carcinoma diagnosis and surveillance imaging and fetal MRI. He has lectured nationally about liver cancer, LI-RADS, infertility, prostate MRI, and pelvic floor dysfunction, among other abdominal imaging topics, has written a book chapter, and has over 25 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Marks graduated medical school in 2003 from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. From 2004 through 2007, Dr. Marks served as a US Navy Flight Surgeon supporting Carrier Air Wing NINE through two deployments. He completed his residency in Radiology from 2007 to 2011 at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia. He then completed his fellowship in Body Imaging from 2011-2012 at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Marks is a Fellow of the Society of Abdominal Radiology and is a member of several other radiological societies including the Radiological Society of North America, the American College of Radiology, and the American Roentgen Ray Society.
Charles S. White, MD
Professor of Radiology and Internal Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Dr. Charles White is Professor of Radiology and Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Director of Thoracic Imaging and Vice-Chairman for Clinical Affairs at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He received his training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. Dr. White is certified by both the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is the author of multiple publications in a variety of areas of Cardiothoracic Radiology including lung cancer screening and cardiac imaging, He is a member of the Fleischner Society, the past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging, Past-President of the Society of Thoracic Radiology and Past-President of the North American Society of Cardiac Imaging.
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells
At Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, you’ll be next to a golf course
and close to Indian Wells Tennis Garden and Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.
Rooms have private balconies or patios.
A block of discounted rooms and suites starting at $349.00 per night plus tax and resort fee are still available and can be booked with your registration or by emailing email@example.com.
Why Greater Palm Springs Is An Oasis Like No Other
Nothing embodies escape from daily life quite like an oasis—and that’s just what you’ll find, both literally and figuratively, in the nine cities that make up Greater Palm Springs. On the literal end of the spectrum, there are the most stunning and surreal palm oases tucked away along winding hiking trails. On the figurative end, there are countless oases of calm scattered among the area’s famed spas and wellness centers. In between, you’ll find oases of art and culture—and plenty of spots to refuel on locally grown delicacies.
For some of the best cases in point, read on, then start planning your own retreat to this storied swath of Southern California.
An oasis of outdoor adventure
If you make time for only one hike on your trip, go big and visit the largest native palm oasis on the entire continent: Palm Canyon. Part of the Indian Canyons on the edges of Palm Springs—an ancestral home and sacred space of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians—Palm Canyon is one of three canyons you can visit here. But this one offers particular bang for the buck (or the 12-buck entry fee, as the case may be).
Within the span of only a 2.3-mile moderate loop, you’ll be transported to what feels like another planet or some primordial, Edenic era on earth when endless outsized palms proliferated along hidden streams, their almost floor-length skirts and massive fronds rustling in the warm breeze. There’s even a secluded waterfall nearby for good measure. And if you do have more time to explore the rest of the Indian Canyons, don’t miss the oasis along Andreas Canyon trail or the Seven Sisters waterfall at the end of Murray Canyon trail.
Another stunning Palm Springs canyon that’s sacred to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and that you can reach via a moderate trail, is Tahquitz Canyon. An approximately two-mile easy loop accessed through a visitor center for a $15 fee (again, totally worthwhile), this trail culminates in a 60-foot waterfall that flows seasonally through approximately May.
And for anyone who can’t get enough palm-filled oasis hiking, there’s also the aptly named Thousand Palms Oasis, part of the trail-laced Coachella Valley Preserve that’s fed by waters from the San Andreas Fault. Try the moderate, approximately 4-mile Willis Palms Trail and—beyond the dramatic namesake trees—you may get a bonus wildflower show if you act fast. There’s no entry fee here, though donations are appreciated.
Note that if you’d rather horseback ride through the region’s palm oases and canyons, outfitters such as Smoke Tree Stables and CottonWood Canyon Ranch offer gorgeous guided tours. If mountain biking is more your speed, consider the trail at the aforementioned Palm Canyon, or Palm Desert’s Bump and Grind trail (also popular among hikers).
An oasis of arts and culture
Greater Palm Springs has long been known as a Modernist oasis, where fans of the mid-century esthetic have flocked for the architecture and design alone. And if that’s your thing, you’ll continue to be awed by the local offerings, from Kaufmann House—the Richard Neutra-designed, Slim Aarons-immortalized estate of the same family that commissioned Fallingwater from Frank Lloyd Wright—to the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, where the King and Priscilla ensconced themselves in the late '60s.
So beloved is the Modernist esthetic here, in fact, that this spring will even see the world premiere of the Mid-Century Moderns Musical at Palm Springs’ Desert Rose Playhouse (April 20-May 8).
An oasis of culinary delights
Whether you’re spending your time in Greater Palm Springs gallery-hopping, festival-rocking or trail-blazing (or some combination thereof), refueling is not only essential, but also key to understanding another surprise element of this region: the outstanding bounty that’s produced here.
An oasis of wellness
The same water sources that nourish the local palm oases are just as effective at nourishing your spirit: There’s nothing quite so serenity-inducing as slipping into a geothermically heated pool in a sublime natural setting. One of the best places to find out? The naturally-fed resort and spa pools of Desert Hot Springs. You’ll find them at the iconic Two Bunch Palms, the wonderfully intimate Hope Springs and the quirky El Morocco Inn & Spa, among others.
For more information - www.visitpalmsprings.com/about-palm-springs
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Palm Springs, California lies on the western edge of the Coachella Valley, within the Colorado Desert. Located approximately 110 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 140 miles northeast of San Diego, approximately a 2 hour drive. Many major airlines fly into Palm Springs International Airport (PSP).
For Alaska Airlines, reservations and ticketing are available via www.alaskaair.com. When booking online, select “Use a Discount Code”, enter in meeting code ECMC062 when prompted. Reservations may also be made by calling Alaska Airlines directly at 800-252-7522. *Please note there is a $15 per person ticket fee for booking through the reservation number above.
For American Airlines, The discount can be booked online at www.aa.com for AA/AE flights only, without a ticketing charge, allow at least 1 business hour for AA.com loading. Use the Authorization Number: 35H2DV
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For United Airlines and United Express, and United Codeshare airlines (Lufthansa Airlines, All Nippon Airways), visit www.united.com or call 1-800-426-1122 and use Code: ZM4B572882. US and Canada flights are 2-5% off discounted economy, business and first class, and 10% off full fare economy, business, and first class. International flights are discounted by 5-10%.
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