RSNA in Brief—Q4 2021
Released: January 19, 2022
Access RSNA 2021 Virtual Meeting Through April 30
RSNA 2021 featured over 450 educational and science sessions and more than 1,500 education exhibits. Virtual access to all eligible RSNA 2021 meeting content continues through April 30, 2022. Registration for the Virtual Meeting is still available at RSNA.org/Register.
Hotel Reservations Open for RSNA 2022
RSNA’s 108th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting (RSNA 2022) will be held November 27 to December 1, 2022, at McCormick Place in Chicago. When securely reserving hotels through RSNA, meeting attendees receive discounted rates at nearly 60 hotels, flexible travel dates and reservation updates, and free Metra train tickets and bus service between official RSNA hotels and McCormick Place. For reservations, contact RSNA.org/Annual-Meeting/Hotel.
RSNA Seeks Abstract Reviewers for RSNA 2022
RSNA is seeking experts in all radiology subspecialties to review scientific and education abstracts submitted for RSNA 2022. Information and application materials are available at RSNA.org/Volunteer.
Radiology Health Equity Coalition Addresses Health Care Disparities
RSNA is among eight major radiology organizations that have collaborated to form the Radiology Health Equity Coalition. The Coalition is focused on developing, identifying and communicating concrete steps that individual radiologic professionals, practices and healthcare institutions can take to advance healthcare equity in radiology and beyond. These efforts will include collecting, assessing and disseminating resources and best practices, connecting with and advocating for patients and community members, and collaborating on programs and services to improve access and utilization of preventative and diagnostic imaging.
Jinel A. Scott, M.D., M.B.A., RSNA At-Large Director and representative to the Radiology Health Equity Coalition, penned the Coalition’s December blog post “Radiology's Critical Role in Health Equity.”
MIDRC Builds on COVID Data Collection
The Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC) has recently published new imaging cases. To date, registered users can run queries on, and build cohorts with, more than 15,500 published imaging exams. Additionally, there are upwards of 20,000 contributed cases in the pipeline for publication. A Seminar Series, held online the third Tuesday of each month, provides additional insights into the MIDRC process and resources.
NIIC-RAD Course Returns for New Term
Registration is open for the National Imaging Informatics Curriculum and Course – Radiology (NIIC-RAD) to be held February 28 – March 4, 2022 (12 – 4 p.m. ET). This weeklong online course is intended to introduce the fundamentals of imaging informatics, with an emphasis on practical concepts and knowledge. The course is comprised of recorded lectures, live lectures delivered online, live online small group discussion and problem-solving sessions. Homework and assessments will be provided by course directors. Initially funded by a grant from the Association of University Radiologists, NIIC-RAD is presented through a partnership between RSNA and the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine.
Registration Open for JPR 2022
The 52nd Jornada Paulista de Radiologia (JPR 2022), jointly organized by RSNA and the Paulista Society of Radiology (SPR), will be held from April 28 to May 1, 2022, at the Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo, Brazil. The conference will offer sessions, hands-on courses, and a Technical Exhibition.
Nominations Open for Roentgen Award
RSNA is accepting nominations for the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award. The award recognizes residents and fellows who have made significant contributions to their departments’ research efforts. Nominations are limited to one resident or fellow per program in radiology, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine per year. The RSNA R&E Foundation provides an award plaque for the department and to the selected resident or fellow. The deadline for nominations is April 1. Learn more at RSNA.org/Research/Research-Awards.
RSNA Board of Directors Call for Nominations
RSNA’s Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for qualified candidates to serve in two director positions – one standing director and one at-large director – on the RSNA Board of Directors. The Call for Nominations will open February 1 and remain open until March 10. The Nominating Committee will review the nominations and recommend a slate of candidates to the Board. Eligible RSNA members will vote on the final slate of candidates during the annual business meeting later this year.
RSNA Offers Editorial Fellowships
Applications are being accepted for the RSNA William R. Eyler Editorial Fellowship and the RSNA William W. Olmstead Editorial Fellowship for Trainees. The Eyler fellowship lasts three weeks and provides an opportunity for mid-career radiologists to further their experience in radiologic journalism. The Olmsted fellowship lasts one week and is intended for residents and fellows in training interested in scholarly publication and editorial processes at medical journal offices. The Eyler fellow will work with the RadioGraphics editorial team at RSNA 2022. Application deadline is April 1 for the Olmsted fellowship and May 1 for the Eyler fellowship. To learn more, visit RSNA.org/Journals/Editorial-Fellowships.
RSNA Announces Ecuador GLC Faculty
RSNA has announced the faculty for its Global Learning Center at Hospital Metropolitano de Quito in Quito, Equador. The RSNA team, led by program director Jennifer Nicholas, M.D., of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, will include Jorge Vidal, M.D., (University of Puerto Rico, University of Alabama), Martha Menchaca, M.D., Ph.D., (University of Illinois at Chicago), and Daniel Vargas, M.D. (University of Colorado). Dr. Nicholas has volunteered with RSNA as an International Visiting Professor to Nigeria and Mexico and worked on a project funded by an RSNA Research and Education Foundation grant to bring education to residents in Haiti.
The RSNA team will be joined by the Hospital Metropolitano de Quito core team: Christian Armijos, M.D., Santiago Vallejo, M.D., and Fatima Maria Egas, M.D., led by program director Elizabeth Zamora, M.D. Dr. Zamora serves on the RSNA Regional Committee for Latin America. Together the teams will collaborate to create a customized subspeciality education plan for the GLC.
RSNA/AAPM Online Physics Modules Help Residents Prep for Exam
Residents preparing for the American Board of Radiology CORE exam this year can use the RSNA/AAPM Online Physics Modules. Located in the Online Learning Center, the modules help trainees explore important physics content. RSNA and AAPM members can access the modules for free.
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)