RSNA Press Release

RSNA in Brief—Q1 2021

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Released: April 09, 2021

RSNA Annual Meeting Resumes in Chicago in 2021
RSNA's 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting returns to McCormick Place November 28-December 2, 2021. Hotel reservations open on April 14 for the best pricing, selection and flexibility. Meeting registration opens July 21. RSNA 2021: Redefining Radiology will also offer a robust virtual meeting. Sign up for the latest RSNA 2021 updates delivered to your inbox. #RSNA21

RSNA 2021 Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching
The deadline to submit abstracts to RSNA 2021 is May 5, noon CT. A variety of presentation types provide meeting attendees with a rewarding experience and wide-ranging opportunities to learn. Abstracts are considered in several formats, including scientific presentations, education exhibits and quality improvement reports. Learn more.

Last Call: RSNA 2020 On-Demand Closes April 30
Access to all on-demand programming from RSNA 2020 closes soon. Registered attendees may access the Virtual Exhibition, 350+ education and science sessions, theater presentations, product demonstrations and more through April 30, 2021.

RSNA Presents COVID-19 Global Response Webinar
On April 29 from 10 to 11 a.m. CT, RSNA will host "Radiology's Global Response to COVID-19: Looking Back and Moving Forward," an International Trends webinar to gain insights about radiology's global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will examine and discuss practical strategies for managing COVID-19 challenges. The CME eligible webinar is free, but registration is required.

Spotlight Course: Imaging in Sports Medicine: Playing for the Future
Attendees will explore advances in musculoskeletal imaging with insights to bring back to their practices in this three-week virtual Spanish-language course. Online sessions will take place on June 9, 16 and 23, 2021. Each RSNA Spotlight Course offers practical knowledge on essential topics in medical imaging. Global experts develop course programs that are tailored to meet the needs of each audience. Registration for "Imaging in Sports Medicine: Playing for the Future" opens April 27.

MIDRC Town Hall Recording Available
RSNA participated in an online Town Hall meeting on March 12 to discuss the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC). This open-source database houses medical images from COVID-19 patients and helps doctors better understand, diagnose, monitor and treat COVID-19. RSNA jointly leads the effort with the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) funds the project through a contract to Maryellen Giger, Ph.D., of the University of Chicago, which hosts MIDRC. The Town Hall recording is available at https://www.midrc.org/webinars-and-recordings.

Radiology Editor Application Deadline Nears
Applications for those seeking to become editor of RSNA's flagship journal, Radiology, are due May 14. 2021. David Bluemke, M.D., Ph.D., editor since 2018, will step down at the end of 2022.The full job description can be found at https://pubs.rsna.org/page/radiology/editor.

Radiology: Imaging Cancer Introduces Patient Perspectives
To help the cancer imaging community better connect with patients, Radiology: Imaging Cancer is presenting a series of patient perspectives on cancer. Over the coming months, the RSNA online journal will offer articles, editorials and podcasts discussing the effect of a cancer diagnosis and therapy on a patient's life. The first of these, "The Person in the Images: A Patient Perspective on Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, and Living with Cancer," appears in the latest issue. By providing a voice to the person in the cancer image, the Radiology: Imaging Cancer editors hope to inspire the cancer imaging community to improve the quality of care for patients and better understand the real-life impact of cancer.

RSNA Journals Accepting Submissions for Special Issues
Submissions are being accepted through June 15, 2021, for Radiology: Artificial Intelligence's special issue on Radiology AI in Practice, which will be published in January 2022. The special issue is accepting "AI in Brief" manuscripts that focus on the rigorous evaluation of an AI system in clinical practice. Visit RSNA.org/AI for more information and submission details.

Submissions are also being accepted through July 1, 2021, for Radiology: Imaging Cancer's Special Collection on Preclinical and Translational Cancer Imaging. The special collection seeks submissions on the use of animal and phantom models for evaluating the safety and efficacy of new imaging tracers, assessment of new imaging modalities and techniques, and other exciting developments in cancer imaging. Visit RSNA.org/Imaging Cancer for more information and submission details.

VOICE Program Registration Open
The RSNA Value of Imaging through Comparative Effectiveness (VOICE) Programs offers the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that can be applied to eliciting the value and cost-effectiveness of diagnostic imaging procedures and imaging-based procedures. Beginning in September 2021, radiologists and radiation oncologists at all levels of clinical experience will participate in two interactive 1½ day online educational courses, in-person workshops and webinars over the course of nine months. The workshops will be held September 17-18, 2021, and Feb. 25-26, 2022, at RSNA Headquarters in Oak Brook, IL.

The registration fee is $975 for members, $1200 for non-members and $488 for trainees. A limited number of $1,000 awards will be available to support trainees and faculty registrants, in the form of reimbursement for course registration fees or travel expenses upon completion of the course, provided by NYU Langone Health. Registered participants are responsible for all travel expenses, and on-site hotel accommodations. Registration deadline is July 31, 2021. For more information and open registration, visit RSNA.org/VOICE or contact RSNA staff at dor@rsna.org with questions.

Advanced Course in Grant Writing Accepting
Applications are now being accepted for this course designed to assist participants prepare and submit a National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, or equivalent, grant application. The course is beneficial for junior faculty members in radiology, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine programs. The course, held at RSNA Headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, will consist of four 1½-day sessions:

  • Session I: October 15-16, 2021
  • Session II: January 28-29, 2022
  • Session III: March 11-12, 2022
  • Session IV: June 10-11, 2022

Accepted participants are responsible for travel expenses for each session. Hotel accommodations will be provided by RSNA. There are no fees associated with this course. The application deadline is July 1, 2021. For more information or an application, visit RSNA.org/AGW.

Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR) Program Accepting Applications
Sponsored by RSNA, the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) and the Association of University Radiologists (AUR), the Introduction to Academic Radiology program exposes second-year residents to academic radiology and demonstrates the importance of research in radiologic sciences. Successful applicants will be assigned to either a seminar held during the RSNA annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2021, or the ARRS annual meeting held in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1-6, 2022. A $1,000 award will be made to the departments of accepted applicants to be used to help advance the applicants' academic careers. There are no fees associated with this course. The application deadline is July 15, 2021. For more information or to download the application form, visit RSNA.org/ITAR.

Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists (ITARSc) Accepting Applications
The Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR) program introduces participants to the scope of research in the radiologic sciences, highlights the important role of postdoctoral degrees in the radiologic sciences and identifies keys to success. Postdoctoral fellows and early-stage researchers in imaging sciences or biomedical engineering who received their degrees within the past six years are invited to apply for this opportunity to participate in a program held during RSNA 2021. Selected participants will receive a $1,000 stipend to offset travel and hotel costs, as well as free registration for the RSNA annual meeting. The application deadline is July 1, 2021. Application forms are available at RSNA.org/ITARSc.

Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop Opens Application Process
Over the course of the six-day Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop (CTMW), to be held Jan. 8-14, 2022, at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa in Coronado, California, participants will learn how to develop protocols for the clinical evaluation of imaging modalities. Each trainee will be expected to develop a protocol for a clinical study, ready to include in an application for external funding.

Topics to be featured include:
  • Principles of Radiology Study Design
  • Review of Statistical Concepts for Radiology
  • Taxonomy of Imaging Trials
  • Introduction to Cost Effectiveness Analysis
  • FDA Regulation of Imaging Modalities
  • Multi-Reader, Multi-Modality Studies

Applicants will undergo a competitive selection process. Familiarity with basic concepts and techniques of statistics and study design is required of all applicants. Successful applicants will participate in advance preparation, didactic sessions, one-on-one mentoring, small-group discussion sessions, self-study and individual protocol development. There are no fees associated with this workshop. Participants are responsible for all travel expenses and hotel accommodations. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2021. For applications and additional information, visit RSNA.org/CTMW or contact RSNA staff at dor@rsna.org with questions.

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, Illinois. (RSNA.org)