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NYU's Clinical Imaging Symposium in Costa Rica 2019
Monday - Friday
Jan 21, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019
On-Line Course Evaluator/CME Credit Process

Online meeting registration is now closed.

If you are interested in registering for the meeting, you may do so onsite at the Four Seasons, Costa Rica, Guanacaste Ballroom.

Registration will begin on Sunday, January 20th from 4-6pm, Monday at 7:00am & Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at 7:15am

NYU Radiology CME is happy to announce that we are returning to the

Four Seasons Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo!
January 21-25, 2019

The only property in Central and South America to be awarded a Five-Star rating by Forbes Travel Guide for the 2nd consecutive year.

Lecture Topics to Include:
Thoracic, Breast, Neuroradiology, Musculoskeletal &
Abdominal Imaging

For questions regarding the Clinical Imaging Symposium in Costa Rica or to be placed on the mailing list, please contact Marisa Costello

Target Audience
This course is designed for practicing clinical radiologists in academics or private practice.

Course Description
There are many recent technological advances in imaging techniques and protocols which can be applied to current clinical practice. Maintenance of certification requires continued review of essential imaging techniques in all areas of radiology, including: Thoracic, Breast, Neuroradiology, Musculoskeletal & Abdominal Imaging. This course is designed to demonstrate a practical approach to image acquisition and interpretation in various clinical settings using current up-to-date imaging techniques, while decreasing patient radiation dose. Lecture topics include: breast cancer screening guidelines, abdominal and pelvic imaging, smoking related lung disease, MRI of muscle with a focus on trauma and imaging white matter diseases. In addition to didactic lectures, several case-based sessions will also be included to cover: breast, musculoskeletal, thoracic and neuro imaging.

Educational Objectives
After participating in this activity, clinicians should be able to:
-Utilize AP radiographs of the ankle to recognize disease and to correlate it with cross sectional imaging such as CT and MRI, in order to expedite accurate diagnosis and treatment of the patient.
-Describe the latest localization techniques for nonpalpable breast lesions, including their respective advantages and disadvantages, as well as potential pitfalls of using these techniques.
-Evaluate the updated Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LIRADS) and incorporate the changes in order to improve diagnosis, staging and managements decisions for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
-Explain the use of high-resolution DCE-MRI of the pituitary gland using golden-angle radial sparse parallel MR imaging (GRASP).

General Information
Radiology - for more details call (212) 263-3936
Fee: Discounted Fee - Residents, Fellows, Techs, NYU Alumni, VA, Military, Retirees & Non-US Physicians $850, Meeting Registration Fee for Physicians $1,050
Course Directors:
Mari Hagiwara, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology
Course Faculty:
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Meeting Location:
Four Seasons Resort, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica has more ecological preservation, sightseeing and recreational activities per square mile than any other country in the world. A quarter of the country is dedicated to national parks and wildlife preserves, while tropical rain forests, active volcanoes, miles of unspoiled beaches, and climatic zones provide visitors with an incredible travel experience. Temperature is an average 80 degrees year round. Four Seasons is positioned on Costa Rica's northwest Pacific coast within the province of Guanacaste. Though it's the country's second-largest province by area, Guanacaste is the least populated, offering a calm, peaceful ambience.

Nestled on a Pacific Coast hillside and overlooking two golden sand beaches, the Four Seasons Resort is a perfect balance of luxury and nature, offering boundless amenities, farm-to-table dining, eco-activities and a taste of Costa Rica's renowned "Pura Vida" lifestyle. Debuting its renovation in December 2017, Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is a magnet for those seeking adventure and relaxation.

Amenities include: two beaches, three pools, a tropically serene luxurious spa, 18-hold Arnold Palmer-designed championship golf, 4 extraordinary dining options and the magic of the tropical forest and dynamic eco adventures on land and at sea.

The 5-star Forbes travel Resort is the crown jewel of the Peninsula Papagayo on the north Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Guest will experience the reimagined rooms and suites which offer sophisticated retreats for today's generation of luxury travelers, with a modern yet locally-celebrated design aesthetic that recalls the intimate luxury, warmth and comforts of a beautiful home space. Each rooms foundation of new furnishings, natural colors, rich textures and woods and local elements including artisan pieces and artwork will create a seamless visual connection to the expansive ocean views on display beyond each rooms private balcony or patio.

Traveling to Costa Rica
Costa Rica is readily accessible from all major points in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Arrive at a state-of-the-art airport terminal at Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR), Liberia with a 2,750 metre length and 48 metre wide runway via your choice of eight major airlines, including United, Delta, U.S. Airways, Air Canada, Alaska, JetBlue, WestJet, Frontier, Copa Airlines and Southwest Airlines. Map & Directions

Transfer Options to/from the Liberia Airport
For your convenience, the Resort offers Transfer Options to and from Liberia Airport:
Shuttle Transfer - $45 per person, per way
Private Transfer - $195 per vehicle, per way

To reserve a shuttle or private transfer, it is best to email the Four Seasons airport team directly with your flight information and # in party: or call +011(506) 2668-0060.

All visitors to Costa Rica must possess a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival. Costa Rica has stringent customs guidelines for packages shipped into the country. Guests are encouraged to travel with all luggage, including personal belongings and golf clubs.

No immunizations, shots or vaccinations are required to enter Costa Rica from North America or Europe.

Temperatures in Guanacaste range from the mid 90s during the day to the high 70s at night with some humidity. January is dry season in Costa Rica; however, showers may occur in the Rain Forest areas; a lightweight rain poncho and comfortable sneaker- type walking shoes are definitely recommended. Casual resort wear; bathing suit; tennis/golf attire. Of course, bring plenty of sunscreen and hat (complimentary sunblock provided at beach and pool stations). There is also fitness center and spa at the Four Seasons.

Deadline for Hotel / Air Reservations:
NYU Radiology Group Rates
Run of House Guest Rooms: $545++

The NYU Run of House room block includes a combination of spacious rooms (all with private terraces/balconies) that face the water via natural tree lined beaches. The rooms will be a combination of Terraza, Brisa and Cielo rooms.

-Specific room types are not guaranteed, however the Four Seasons does their best in order to please all guest preferences.
-Room assignments by the hotel are based on bedding preferences and availability.
-Pre/Post Dates Room extensions at the group rate 3 days before and 3 days after the main program dates are subject to availability.
-Rates are subject to applicable sales tax, currently 13%, and a Resort service charge of 10%
-Check-in time is 3:00 pm. Check-out time is 12:00 noon. Early arrivals/late departures have access to fitness facilities

NYU room rates are in US dollars. Since the hotel is in Costa Rica, you will be charged in Colones, but your final bill with have the US dollar conversion for your reference.

We recommend booking/confirming your hotel accommodations first, before registering for the meeting or booking flights.

To make hotel reservations, please fill out the Hotel Reservation Form below and email to:

Explorer's Club
Peninsula Papagayo is one of the most beautiful places in the world, a magical 1,400-acre playground with an unparalleled closeness to nature. Imagine 11 miles of coastline and 8 miles of bluff edges. Surrounded by 500,000 acres of eco-parklands. It's heaven on earth for hikers, surfers, paddle boarders, animal lovers, snorkelers, divers and anyone who feels happiest in the outdoors.

Papagayo Explorers Club welcomes all explorers staying at Peninsula Papagayo to join our specialized team for a world of epic eco-adventures into wide-open wonder. We're here to connect, learn, educate and share in the discovery of the peninsula with you through experiences with purpose. Whether by land or sea. On solo treks or fun-filled family outings. In our own backyard and beyond.

Things to do at Peninsula Papagayo's Explorer's Club

The Kids For All Seasons program at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo offers exciting adventures in a natural location for children and young adults aged 4 to 12 years:
Kids For All Seasons

NYU guests will receive a 10% discount on spa services. To make reservations, email:

Four Seasons Spa Menu

NYU guests will receive a 10% discount on Golf Green Fees.

PDF Download For more details, including the Course Faculty and Program,
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On-Line Course Evaluator/CME Credit Process
To take the online survey of this course, Click Here

Refund Policy
An administrative charge of $75 will be assessed for cancellations made in writing one month or more prior to the start of a course. Refunds will be possible after this date subject to a $150 fee.

Cancellation Policy:
If a course is cancelled due to inclement weather, insufficient enrollment, or any other reason, NYU SOM will refund registration fees in full. NYU SOM will provide at least two weeks' advance notice if cancelling due to insufficient enrollment and as soon as possible in all other circumstances. NYU SOM is not responsible for any airfare, hotel, or other non-cancellable costs incurred by the registrant.

Accreditation & Disclosure Statement
Accreditation Statement: The NYU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: The NYU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program will include 7.5 SAM credits. Pending Approval from the ABR

PART 2 of MOC: Lifelong Learning and Self-assessment
At least 75 AMA Category 1 CME credits are required every 3 years. A minimum of 70 percent must be in diagnostic radiology or related areas, with the remaining 30 percent either in clinically related areas or in relevant topics such as risk assessment, ethics, statistics, the processes of continuous quality improvement, methodologies of outcomes measurement, etc.

At least 25 of the 75 Category 1 CME credits must be self-assessment CME (SA-CME) (which includes SAMs). In addition to ABR prequalified SAMs, the ABR will count all AMA Category 1 CME activities in "enduring materials" (including web-based and print) and "journal-based CME" formats toward the MOC self-assessment requirement. For further information:

Disclosure Statement: The NYU School of Medicine adheres to ACCME Essential areas and policies, including the Standards for Commercial Support regarding industry support of continuing medical education. In order to resolve any identified conflicts of interest, disclosure information is provided during the planning process to ensure resolution of any identified conflicts. Disclosure of faculty and commercial relationships as well as the discussion of off-label or investigational use of any drug, device or procedure by the faculty or procedure by the faculty will be fully noted at the meeting.