American College of Surgeons Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound

February 19, 2017 - February 20, 2017
01:00pm - 11:30am


Moana Surfrider Hotel - Waikiki Beach - Honolulu

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Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Neck Ultrasound Course begins on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 1:15pm - 5:45pm. The course will resume on Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:45am - 11:35am. Please review the flyer (PDF) of the course schedule here.

For more information or to register for the course, please visit the CME web page.

Registration deadline: 1/27/17

The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for p