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STR ANNUAL MEETING – COURSE INFORMATION
The Society of Thoracic Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR) designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.25 AMA PRA Category 1CreditsTM.
SIX SELF-ASSESSMENT MODULES (SAM)
Certified by the American Board of Radiology
STATEMENT OF NEED
Radiologists and practitioners with an interest in the science and practice of cardiothoracic imaging need to acquire comprehensive knowledge of the diagnosis, imaging, and management of affected patients to achieve excellence in delivery of care.
This course is designed for cardiothoracic radiologists, diagnostic radiologists, pulmonary medicine specialists, cardiothoracic surgeons,and fellows and residents
Click here or the image below to access the Program Brochure.
2020 ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION FEES
|Registration Fees||On or Before January 27th||January 28th to March 2nd||After March 2nd and Onsite|
|STR Member in Good Standing||$745.00||$795.00||$820.00|
|Practicing Physician (non-STR Member)||$1,175.00||$1,225.00||$1,250.00|
|Medical Student, Resident, Fellow, Technologist, Retired Physician||$745.00||$795.00||$820.00|
|Physician Assistants / Nurse Practitioner||$745.00||$795.00||$820.00|
|In-Training PRESENTING AUTHOR (1 per presentation)
Unknown Case or Abstract (Oral or Poster)
|In-Training Presenting Author||$375.00||$375.00||$375.00|
|Physician from low or lower-middle income countries listed
on the World Bank’s country list
|One-Day Course Registration||$400.00||$400.00||$400.00|
2020 ANNUAL MEETING REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS
Active US Military Service Personnel Discount
The Society of Thoracic Radiology is providing meeting registration discounts for attendees who are active US Military personnel. Please contact STR for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Discounts for Attendees from Low Income and Lower-middle Income Countries
The Society of Thoracic Radiology is providing meeting registration discounts for attendees who are citizens of low and lower-middle income countries as classified by the World Bank. Please click here for a list of qualifiying countries. For more information please contact STR at email@example.com.
STR NETWORKING AFTERNOON
MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020
Join us for the STR networking afternoon following the STR members business meeting.
Click below to review networking activities.
STR networking activities
JEEP TOUR | $168 PER PERSON
Extraordinary scenery abounds as the Jeep winds its way through the labyrinth of geological cuts and canyons of the San Andreas Fault Zone. Guests will be entertained by the naturalist guide with stories about the plants, animals, geology, and history of the California desert. On this exciting 4WD adventure to the private Metate Ranch preserve on the San Andreas Fault, guests will experience the twisted and tortured landscape of an active earthquake fault system. They will walk between the steep walls of deep canyons created by the powerful forces of plate tectonics, water, wind, and time. In addition, they will explore a natural palm oasis where crystal clear water bubbles up from the underground aquifer, and learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Cahuilla Indians and how they used the desert’s plants for food, medicine, tools, weapons, and shelter. This is a great way to discover the fascinating history of the Coachella Valley.
CELEBRITY TOUR | $70 PER PERSON
It’s not unusual for visitors to catch a glimpse of larger than life personalities strolling Palm Canyon Drive on hiatus from daylong movie shoots, or perhaps to spot Leonardo DiCaprio sipping a cappuccino while visiting his Palm Springs home. Since the 1920’s, Palm Springs has been the playground for Hollywood’s elite. To this day, just the mention of Palm Springs evokes images of Tinseltown’s biggest stars laying in the warm desert sunshine sipping cocktails by the pools of their private estates. This city & celebrity home tour reveals what went on behind the walls of those estates to see and hear how Palm Springs became the town of choice when Hollywood needed to let its hair down. From Sinatra and his Rat Pack to Liz Taylor, Cher, Sonny Bono, Marilyn Monroe to Liberace, the sizzle and scandals that defined the Hollywood scene in the Coachella Valley will be revealed. This driving tour includes “Little Hollywood” and the glamorous Movie Colony, as well as Palm Springs’ distinctive landmarks, mid-century designed properties and celebrity visitor haunts.
WANT TO RELAX BY THE POOL WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES?
STR will have two Oasis pool cabanas available for registrants and their guests to network during Monday afternoon’s Networking Session; these are available also on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. No sign-up required.
TAKE THE STR DEDICATED SHUTTLE TO EL PASEO
Complimentary shuttle making round trip transfers, from hotel to El Paseo shopping and dining district on March 9 and 10th (5 hours per evening). No sign-up required.
STR GOLF OUTING
Golf the afternoon away at the internationally ranked 36-hole Palm Spring golf resort, walking distance from the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells. Tee-Times can be reserved beginning January 9, 2020. Reservations can be made through the golf pro at www.Indianwellsgolfresort.com. Plan your foursome now, space will be limited.
If you have already registered for the annual meeting and would like to add on a networking activity, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Click below for things to do in Palm Springs.
Things to do in the Area
TASTE OF TENNIS
This event will be held on Monday night at the Hyatt Indian Wells. Tennis celebrities
and afficianados will participitate while you enjoy great food and mingling with local tennis celebrities.
Tickets can be purchased directly through https://www.tasteoftennis.com/iw/
INDIAN WELLS GOLF RESORT’S “SHOTS IN THE NIGHT”
Next door to the Hyatt Indian Wells is a fun and innovative hit with golfers and non-golfers alike. Golfers take aim at lighted targets as part of the “Shots in the Dark” experience at Indian Wells Golf Resort. Only available on Saturday evening. $45.00 fee includes a group from 1 to 6 people. Food and beverages are available at your own expense.
TENNIS For BNP
Paribas Tennis, see their website for further details https://bnpparibasopen.com/tickets/. Qualifying rounds will be held Monday through Wednesday, with first round Thursday (the week of our meeting). There are group packages available at the following website https://bnpparibasopen.com/tickets/group-packages/. The tennis center is approximatly a 10 minute drive (7 miles from the Hyatt Regency). Hotel shuttles are available. Check with concierge for details.
The Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa is surrounded by golf courses of the Indian Wells Golf Resort. This 36-hole Palm Springs golf resort, minutes away from the Palm Springs International Airport, features a magnificent 53,000 square-foot clubhouse and is one of the few properties to have two courses ranked in the Top 25 “Best Municipal Courses in the United States” by Golfweek Magazine. The Celebrity Course & Players Course AKA “Beauty and the Beast” have hosted Golf Channel’s Big Break and the PGA’s Skins Game. Located within walking distance from four luxury hotels in Indian Wells, the Indian Wells Golf Resort is ideal for golf tournaments, group outings, dream wedding ceremonies and receptions and especially family weekend getaways.
THE PALM SPRINGS AERIAL TRAMWAY
The world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-andone-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During your approximately ten-minute journey, tram cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. Once you reach the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet—enjoy two restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails. https://pstramway.com/
THE LIVING DESERT ZOO AND GARDENS
You can stroll, dine or shop amid 1,200 acres of scenic gardens, nature trails and exhibits at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. For almost four decades, The Living Desert has been engaged in the important work of preserving, conserving and interpreting the desert and all its varied plant and animal life. Located at the base of the picturesque Santa Rosa Mountains, this captivating zoo and botanical garden features native desert animals, including meerkats, coyotes, bighorn sheep, oryx, addax and African cheetahs. The botanical gardens feature hundreds of plant species found in the deserts of the world, including North America, Africa and Madagascar. Guests will enjoy the many exciting exhibits, including a hummingbird and butterfly pavilion; Eagle Canyon with its streams, mountain lions, bobcats, Mexican wolves and golden eagles; the Village WaTuTu, a representation of a traditional African village featuring leopards, camels, hyenas, tortoises and birds; and the Petting Kraal with sheep, goats and Ankole cattle.
Dining In and Around Indian Wells
Introduction to Dining In and Around Indian Wells
Dear STR Colleagues,
We are excited about the upcoming STR meeting in Indian Wells (Greater Palm Springs area), California and thought that it might be helpful to be introduced to a few of the vast array of interesting restaurants nearby our host hotel. The problem: None of the Executive Council members has yet to actually eat at any of them; nevertheless, we shall not be daunted in our endeavor to assist. My son (who lives in NYC) has not been to any of them either, but he is much better versed in the intersection between social media and food. So, I enlisted his help.
Loren Ketai, December 2019
You see before you what my father and I like to call “A Review of Reviews.” First I contacted the Hyatt and asked for a list of all restaurants in the area. Then, I systematically researched every restaurant (on the list) using Yelp, Eater, Open Table, Zagat, Bon Appetit, TripAdvisor, and Thrillist (I am a millennial, can you tell?). After cross referencing all of my sources, I wrote my own synopsis of the reviews I found online. I hope it provides you with some good times and some good eats and maybe a laugh or two! As Meryl Streep as Julia Child in the movie “Julie and Julia” would say, “Society of Thoracic Radiology, ah yes! Bon Appetit!”
Matt Ketai, December 2019
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Cut Off Date: February 14, 2020
The resident bootcamp is a one day review course with curriculum directed towards residents preparing for call or interested in reviewing cardiothoracic radiology. Registration for the bootcamp is free for resident trainee.
Click here or the image below to access the BootCamp Brochure.
Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) Air Service
ARRIVE BY CAR
As long as you can connect with US Interstate 10 (I-10), you can easily drive to the Greater Palm Springs area. The region is a surprisingly quick getaway from many large metropolitan areas in the Southwest.
Driving Times from Major Cities:
Los Angeles – 2 hours
ARRIVE BY AIR
More Flights, More Often
No Stress, No Lines