April 3, 2015

Our 2015 San Diego CME Conference

From April 9-12, we’ll be hosting our first San Diego CME conference of 2015! In the days leading up to the conference, we wanted to build out a comprehensive series of blogs that not only highlight the conference itself but the city of San Diego and its attractions. This first post details the conference and San Diego in general. As we address different topics relating to San Diego, we encourage you to come back to this blog to see updated information on each topic!

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Located on the beautiful San Diego Bayfront, the Manchester Grand Hyatt will host an array of CME courses and seminars on topics including but not limited to: aesthetic procedures, ICD-10 coding, suturing, sclerotherapy and dermatologic procedures.

  • Aesthetic Procedures on 4/10 & 4/11 with Dr. Paul A. Fox will touch on subjects like lasers, facial peels, botox and cosmetic evaluation.
  • Dermatologic Procedures on 4/10 and 4/11 with Dr. James W. McNabb will cover procedures like skin lesion biopsies, cryosurgery, electrosurgery, skin anesthesia and dermoscopy.
  • Exercise Stress Testing on 4/9 and 4/10 with Dr. Grant Fowler will discuss coronary artery disease, the history of ET, protocols for ET, cardiopulmonary and ECG changes and much more.
  • Hospitalist Procedures on 4/11 and 4/12 with Dr. Stuart Forman will go over procedures such as lumbar puncture, central line placement, arterial line placement, basics of surgical and advanced airways, intubations and more.
  • ICD-10: Essentials for a Successful Transition to the New Code Set on 4/12 with Joan Gilhooly will cover in-depth the coming changes of the ICD-10 code set, how you can get your practice ready for the switch and why it’s important.
  • Sclerotherapy on 4/12 with Dr. Jerry Ninia will review venous anatomy, valvular function, treatment of reflux in leg veins, setting up a practice and more.
  • Basic Suturing on 4/11 and 4/12 with Gerald A. Amundsen II will discuss the anatomy of the skin, biopsies, billing, and developing suturing and knot tying skills for a variety of circumstances.
  • X-ray Interpretation on 4/10 with Dr. Mark Needham will cover proper diagnostic analysis, abnormality identification and interpretation and much more.

If you’re a medical professional that has never been to San Diego, our CME conference is a great chance to broaden your professional skills and networks while visiting a memorable city at the same time. Below are some fun facts and tidbits about San Diego.

  • If you love superfoods, you’re in luck! San Diego produces more avocados than any other place in the United States.
  • The Star of India, the oldest active sailing ship in the world, calls San Diego its home. It was built in 1863.
  • If you’ve ever been to a drive-in restaurant, you’re experiencing a bit of San Diego history. The first drive-in restaurant, called Oscar’s, opened in San Diego. Its founder, Robert Oscar Peterson, later founded Jack In The Box.
  • Beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss, called San Diego home.
  • DIY cure-all WD-40 was invented in San Diego by the Rocket Chemical Company in 1953.
  • Grab your parasol and some sunblock! The city features 70 miles of accessible beaches.
  • If you love architecture, this place is a must-see. San Diego County features the most missions in the state.
  • Tijuana, Mexico is just a short trip across the border, making San Diego a great vacation destination.
  • La Jolla Playhouse has sent more theater productions to Broadway than any other city in the United States.
  • San Diego’s average daily temperature sits at a very comfortable 70.5 degrees.
  • The largest wooden structure in the States, Hotel Del Coronado, calls San Diego’s Coronado Island home and is over 125 years old.
Need some recommendations on places to eat while you're in town? Go check out our companion blog on some of the top restaurants in San Diego! Be sure to check out our blog on free things to do in San Diego! Looking for a spot to take the kids while the family is in San Diego? Check out our blog on San Diego attractions. As far as the conference goes, we’re happy to offer a $200 discount for any registrant of two or more courses with our SDCA2 code used at checkout! Sign up today and let us know in the comments below which San Diego attractions you’re excited to see!

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