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Winter 2007

CME Courses

More information about these courses and others is available on the UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education Web site.

Course Title

Dates

City, State

UCSF Vascular Symposium 2007

April 26-28, 2007

San Francisco

Lipid Disorders Update

April 28, 2007

San Francisco

Lipid Disorders Minifellowship

June 7-9, 2007

San Francisco

24th Annual Symposium: Cardiology for the Practitioner

Oct. 22-24, 2007

Yosemite, CA

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