RSNA Press Release

RSNA Facts - Annual Meeting Facts

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Released: November 02, 2016


Sunday, November 27 – Friday, December 2, 2016,
McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois

(as of 10/20/16)

  • RSNA® has more than 54,000 members in 143 countries.
  • The 2015 RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting hosted 51,922 registrants, including 26,778 healthcare professionals. The scientific assembly is the premier annual radiology forum in the world. It has been held consecutively in Chicago since 1985. McCormick Place was first used in 1975.
  • Full RSNA members in North America pay 2017 dues of $525 annually. Membership benefits are worth at least $1,858 ($900 for annual meeting with advance registration, $200 for virtual meeting, $738 for print editions of Radiology and RadioGraphics, and $20 for RSNA News—value based on nonmember North American subscription rates).
    Members receive free access to continuing medical education (CME) credit, RSNA CME Repository, free access to online RSNA journals and many indirect benefits.
  • RSNA publishes two peer-reviewed medical journals:

    Herbert Y. Kressel, M.D.
    Boston, Mass.

    Jeffrey S. Klein, M.D.
    Burlington, Vt.

  • Print and online circulation is 54,500 for Radiology, 53,700 for RadioGraphics and 53,200 for RSNA News.
  • Since June 2002, more than 1,236,414 CME certificates have been awarded for RSNA online education.
  • There are more than 620 online CME activities (excluding USB/physical products).
  • Since 1984, the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation has provided over $52 million in grant support to fund 1,200 educators and investigators.
  • The RSNA Board of Directors has eight members, each serving a six-year term.
  • RSNA employs 223 people.
  • RSNA headquarters is located at 820 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, Ill.

(as of 10/12/16, some numbers subject to change)

The Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA®) is the world's premier scientific and educational forum in radiology.

Facts about the meeting include:

  • 6 days of educational programs for radiologists, radiation oncologists, physicists in medicine, radiologic technologists and allied healthcare professionals
  • Total registration for professionals and guests is up 6% compared with 2015
  • For RSNA 2016, the Society has secured more than 138,000 room nights at 89 downtown Chicago hotels
  • 667 technical exhibits will occupy 413,700 square feet
  • 96 of the exhibitors are first-time exhibitors at RSNA
  • Attendees will contribute $131 million to Chicago's economy
  • 1,733 scientific papers in 16 subspecialties: breast; cardiac; chest; emergency radiology; gastrointestinal; genitourinary; health services, policy and research; informatics; molecular imaging; musculoskeletal; neuroradiology; nuclear medicine; pediatric; physics; radiation oncology and radiobiology; and vascular and interventional;
  • 426 education courses and 6 plenary sessions
  • 1,867 education exhibits and 896 scientific posters featured in the Lakeside Learning Center


RSNA is committed to hosting one of the most sustainable meetings in the industry. Waste diversion is the prevention and reduction of generated waste through source reduction, recycling, reuse or composting. Waste diversion generates a host of environmental, financial, and social benefits, including conserving energy, reducing disposal costs, and reducing the burden on landfills and other waste disposal methods. Through our recycling efforts at the 2015 meeting we had a facility diversion rate of 64.3 percent.

RSNA 2015 environmental statistics:

  • 3,298 trees saved
  • 15,324 gallons of oil conserved
  • 775,920 kWh/Tons electricity saved
  • 1,357,860 gallons of water conserved
  • 387,960 total pounds recycled