RSNA Press Release

RSNA in Brief—Q1 2018          

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Released: April 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RSNA 2018 Registration Opens July 18
New this year, registration for RSNA 2018 will open on July 18 for all members and non-members, including media. Meeting Central (Meeting.RSNA.org) will also be available on July 18 and will include the complete meeting program and exhibitor list, so you can plan your entire meeting experience.
Visit RSNA.org/Annual-Meeting for registration and up-to-date information about RSNA 2018.

R&E Foundation Announces New Education Grant Program
The RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation is offering new education grants, the first of which will be awarded in 2019. The request for application and instructions for the pre-application process will be available in June. The topics are:

Education Innovation Grant
Amount: Up to $175,000 per year for three years
($525,000 maximum)
Topic: Point-of-care education

Education Development Grant
Amount: $30,000 to $100,000 per year for up to three years
($300,000 maximum)

Topics:

        Imaging cancer
        Patient education
        Physician burnout
        Women and minorities in radiology leadership

For more information, go to RSNA.org/Foundation.

RSNA Spotlight Course: Abdominal Imaging
The next RSNA Spotlight Course focuses on the latest trends in abdominal imaging and will take place June 8 to 9, 2018, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Online registration is open until June 1. The course will be presented entirely in Spanish. Course directors are Jorge A. Soto, M.D., and Mariano Volpacchio, M.D. Speaker and program information can be found at RSNA.org/Spotlight.

JPR 2018
Jornada Paulista de Radiologia (JPR) 2018, jointly planned by the Diagnostic Imaging Society of São Paulo (SPR) and RSNA, will be held May 3-6 in São Paulo, Brazil. JPR is the largest medical imaging meeting in Latin America.

RSNA Support for Physics Residencies
The RSNA Board approved a request from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) that RSNA provide additional support for imaging residencies in diagnostic medical physics, at a total of $210,000 from 2020 to 2022.

2017 Annual Report Available Online
From adding innovative new programming at RSNA 2017 to developing new educational, informatics and patient-focused resources, 2017 was an extraordinary year of growth for RSNA. Learn more about how RSNA promoted excellence in radiology by reviewing the online 2017 RSNA Annual Report at RSNA.org/Annual-Report. Highlights of the 2017 RSNA Annual Report include:

·        103rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting
More than 52,000 registrants participated in RSNA 2017, “Explore. Invent. Transform.” The Virtual Meeting offered more than 130 live-streamed and on-demand courses and Diagnosis Live™ was featured in 90 courses and seven case-based competition sessions — a 15 percent increase in use as compared to 2016.

·        New Frontiers in Technology: AI and ML
RSNA continued to showcase artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in new formats, including the Machine Learning Showcase at the annual meeting, giving attendees the chance to learn about the technology and network with vendors. The Machine Learning Challenge invited participants to design algorithms to assess bone age from pediatric radiographs.

·        Online Learning Center Upgraded
RSNA upgraded its Online Learning Center, providing users with an enhanced, mobile-friendly user interface and more than 600 courses offering SA-CME credit and offering the opportunity to earn CME from previous Annual Meeting sessions.

·        New Journals
RSNA announced the launch of three new online-only journals in 2019: Radiology: Imaging Cancer, Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging and Radiology: Artificial Intelligence, which will join RSNA’s premiere journals, Radiology and RadioGraphics.

·        R&E Foundation Reaches Campaign Goal
The RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation reached the goal of its Inspire-Innovate-Invest Campaign, raising $17.5 million to fund radiology research.

RSNA is an association of over 54,200 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists, promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill. (RSNA.org)