Winter 2006

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

Cardiac/Coronary CT/CTA

Aug. 4-6, 2006

San Francisco

2nd International Conference on Intracranial Atherosclerosis

Aug. 11-12, 2006

San Francisco

Interventional Radiology Review

Sept. 11-15, 2006

San Francisco

2006 Adult Congenital Heart Association National Conference

Sept. 15-17, 2006

San Francisco

Symposium: Diagnosis and Management of Advanced Heart Failure

Oct. 6-7, 2006

Napa, Calif.

23rd Annual Symposium: Cardiology for the Practitioner

Oct. 16-18, 2006

Yosemite, Calif.

Update in Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias

Oct. 28, 2006

San Francisco

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