RSNA in Brief—Q4 2019
Released: January 29, 2020
Recap RSNA 2019: See Possibilities Together
The Radiological Society of North America's 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting (RSNA 2019), held in Chicago's McCormick Place from December 1 to 6, highlighted RSNA's ongoing commitment as a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) research and education in radiology. RSNA 2019's official registration was 51,800. The technical exhibition was 450,400 square feet and consisted of 735 exhibitors, including 155 first-time exhibitors. Social media participation was strong. The RSNA19 hashtag was tweeted more than 29,000 times with more than 150 million impressions.
Planning Underway for RSNA 2020
RSNA has already turned its attention to the 106th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. RSNA President James P. Borgstede, M.D., has selected the theme, "Human Insight/Visionary Medicine." RSNA 2020 will take place November 29 – December 4 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
RadiologyInfo.org Breaks Record
In 2019, there were a record 27,804,807 visits to RadiologyInfo.org, the patient information website co-sponsored by RSNA and the American College of Radiology. The site helps patients understand and prepare for diagnostic and therapeutic imaging exams.
Vaping Related Lung Injury
Stay on top of on the latest information and radiologic findings in e-cigarette and vaping product-related lung injury (EVALI) with regular updates from RSNA News. For scientific research articles, visit the newly launched Special Focus: EVALI site.
2019 Virtual Meeting Open Through April 30, 2020
Whether or not you attended RSNA 2019, you can still access all the Virtual Meeting programming on demand through April 30 at 4 p.m. Central Time (CT). Visit RSNA.org/Register to access educational programming, scientific presentations, education exhibits and digital scientific posters.
RSNA 2020 Online Abstract Submission Opens Late January
The online system to submit abstracts for RSNA 2020 is scheduled to open Thursday, January 30. The submission deadline is Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at noon Central Time (CT). Abstracts required for scientific presentations, education exhibits, applied science and quality improvement reports.
Inaugural RSNA Medical 3D Printing in Practice Course
Registration is open for the RSNA Medical 3D Printing in Practice course, March 6 - 8, 2020, at The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago. This three-day CME course offers the opportunity to learn the basics of 3D printing. Physicians and professionals working in the advanced imaging and medical 3D printing industry will present live demonstrations and share the latest research.
Attendees will participate in hands-on sessions, explore clinical applications by subspecialty, interact with peers and discuss how to integrate 3D printing in a hospital setting. Organized by the RSNA 3D Printing Special Interest Group, the meeting is open to all medical professionals, including radiologists, non-radiology medical professionals and surgeons.
RSNA Announces the First Global Learning Center
The RSNA Committee on International Radiology Education (CIRE) announced in December that the inaugural RSNA Global Learning Center (GLC) will be located at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. The RSNA GLC aims to connect a radiology institution based in a low- or middle-income country with a team of RSNA members for an educational program to improve departmental skills and competency.
Over a three-year period, a team of RSNA members, headed by an RSNA Program Director, will work with Stellenbosch University to develop a customized educational plan including a curriculum with hands-on training, lectures, conferences, online courses and other educational offerings. The program will also offer radiologic and technical equipment assistance. The GLC at Stellenbosch University will open in early 2020.
New Spotlight Course Focuses on Neuroradiology and AI
Registration is open for RSNA's latest Spotlight Course, "Neuroradiology and AI: Current and Future Approaches," to be held April 3-4, 2020, in Florence, Italy. The unique course is designed to keep radiologists up to date on the innovations in neuroradiology and AI. Course topics range from basic to advanced, allowing attendees to solidify their fundamental knowledge and implement new insights into practice. A faculty of world-class experts will focus on incorporating practical applications of AI into the neuroradiological workflow.
RSNA Co-Sponsors National Imaging Informatics Curriculum and Course
The online National Imaging Informatics Curriculum and Course – Radiology (NIIC-RAD) will be held Jan. 27 - 31, from noon - 4 p.m. ET. The course focuses on informatics standards, computers and networking, PACS and security through live and recorded lectures, flipped classrooms and recommended readings. RSNA is partnering with the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) to sponsor the course.
Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal Workshop
Registration is open for the Writing a Competitive Grant Workshop designed for researchers in radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine and related sciences who are interested in actively pursuing federal funding. This 1½-day program will be held March 6 – 7, 2020, at RSNA headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois. The course is guided by a faculty of leading researchers with extensive experience in all aspects of grant applications and funding and will focus on developing specific aims to be included in a grant application.
RSNA Case Collection
The new educational and point-of-care tool to assist radiologists in diagnosis, RSNA Case Collection is the first of its kind to be designed exclusively for use within the radiology environment. This valuable resource will be available free to RSNA members. By submitting cases, radiologists will help build an extensive resource for daily practice. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and RSNA-vetted to provide a curated and trusted resource that aids in diagnosis. The Case Collection will launch in mid-2020.
RSNA is an association of 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)