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STR 2020 ANNUAL MEETING - REGISTER TODAY

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The STR is excited to open up registration for our STR 2020 Annual Meeting and Postgraduate course. Also returning this year is our one day RESIDENT BOOTCAMP on March 7, 2020, aimed for resident trainees.

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STR ANNUAL MEETING – COURSE INFORMATION

ACCREDITATION 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.
Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for cardiothoracic radiologists, diagnostic radiologists, pulmonary medicine specialists, cardiothoracic surgeons,and fellows and residents
with an interest in cardiothoracic imaging. Because of the prevalence of diseases of the chest in the general population, the course will also be of value to internists and family physicians.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Discuss and illustrate established guidelines for the diagnosis and management of cardiothoracic diseases
  2. Explain the role and new advances in imaging of cardiovascular diseases, including those affecting the coronary arteries, valves, myocardium, aorta, and pulmonary vasculature
  3. Establish the importance of a multidisciplinary approach for diagnosing and treating patients with interstitial lung disease, lung nodules, and lung cancer
  4. Recognize the role of imaging in lung cancer screening
  5. Review imaging of patients with cardiopulmonary disease in acute, post-operative, and emergency scenarios
  6. Identify pitfalls encountered in performance and interpretation of cardiothoracic imaging studies such as those directed towards lung nodules, interstitial lung disease, radiograph interpretation, and cardiovascular diseases
  7. Describe current and emerging CT and MR techniques for both thoracic and cardiac applications and computer- aided methods such as artificial intelligence, radiomics, and quantitative analysis
  8. Review quality improvement, workflow, faculty development, wellness initiatives, and topics applicable to clinical practice

PROGRAM BROCHURE

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
In-Training Presenting Author $375.00 $375.00 $375.00
One-Day Course Registration $400.00 $400.00 $400.00

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.

 
 
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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.

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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 str@thoracicrad.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.

 

GOLF
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.


Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells
44-600 Indian Wells Lane

Indian Wells, CA 92210

Room Rate: $285 excluding taxes and fees

Cut Off Date: February 14, 2020

Book Your Hotel Room Today!


RESIDENT BOOTCAMP – INFORMATION

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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.

BOOTCAMP BROCHURE

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
San Diego – 2 hours 15 minutes
Newport Beach – 1 hour 45 minutes
Anaheim – 1 hour 45 minutes
San Bernardino – 1 hour
Riverside – 1 hour
Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona – 4 hours
Las Vegas, Nevada – 4 hours

ARRIVE BY AIR

More Flights, More Often
Travelers to Greater Palm Springs have more air flight options than ever, thanks to new airlines servicing Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) Opens a New Window. and new non-stop destinations, as well as increased service and longer periods of service. To meet the demands of increasing air travelers to Greater Palm Springs, there are now 10 airlines flying non-stop from PSP to 21 destinations, connecting to more than 500 destinations worldwide.

No Stress, No Lines
Traveling through Palm Springs International Airport sets the tone for your productive meeting or relaxing vacation in Greater Palm Springs. Passengers exchange the long lines and wait times at most airports for a relaxing open-air stroll along outdoor walkways and lushly landscaped courtyards with gardens, water features and original artwork.

Click Here to Visit the Greater Palm Springs Website for More Information