UC San Diego School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education
(858) 534-3940 | ocme@ucsd.edu | cme.ucsd.edu

The 5th Annual UC San Diego Essentials and Advances in Apheresis will build on the great success of the first four conferences. The 2½-day multidisciplinary program is designed to appeal to first time attendees and to returning participants. Expert reviews of the essentials will be augmented with selected new topics and discussions of advances and innovations.

  • Nationally and internationally recognized leaders will present didactic sessions and conduct interactive discussions.
  • Fundamentals will include in-depth reviews of basic principles, procedures, prescribing, clinical management, care of special populations, etc.
  • Updates on selected disease indications will be supplemented by case studies and new clinical science.
  • Symposia will review plasma exchange, cell apheresis modalities, technology innovations, billing practices, program management, etc.
  • The popular concurrent sessions on Frontiers in Apheresis Science and Expertise in Apheresis Practice will continue, with new topics sessions.
  • Breakfast with the Experts, each session focusing on a different area of interest, will provide opportunities to pursue specific questions and detailed discussions.
  • Attendees will be offered hands-on workshops, led by experienced practitioners, with small-group demonstrations of various techniques and machines used in therapeutic apheresis.

View the 2016 program and faculty.

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San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
Reservations: (619) 692-3800 or Toll Free: (877) 622-3056

Book your stay

A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the special discount rate of $155. Discounted rates apply until the reservation deadline of Thursday, January 26, 2017, or until all rooms in the group block have been reserved, whichever occurs first. Once the room block has been filled, discounted group rates may not be available. We encourage you to make your reservation early. Please identify yourself as a participant of the UC San Diego 2017 Apheresis meeting when making your reservation.

Parking: $7 self-parking daily (day parking), $10 self-park daily (overnight) and $22 valet daily

Please note: To receive the discounted group rate, lodging must be booked directly with the hotel by phone or by using the hotel's reservation portal.

By staying at the host hotel, you help UC San Diego meet their contractual obligations and keep registration fees reasonable. Please take this into consideration when making your accommodation decisions.

About San Diego

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