RSNA Press Release

RSNA in Brief—Q1 2022

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Released: April 13, 2022

RSNA Donates to Ukraine Medical Aid Efforts
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has made a monetary donation to Direct Relief to assist in providing desperately needed medical care and supplies to Ukraine amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis. Direct Relief has provided more than 48 tons of medical aid to Ukraine, including a wide range of medicine, equipment and supplies.

In addition to the charitable donation, RSNA is offering radiologists in the region support to meet current patient care and education needs. Through the reach of its global membership, RSNA has been connecting radiologists in need with personal guidance, clinical expertise and mentorship through RSNA volunteers who specialize in emergency radiology and combat injuries. RSNA also provides its international members direct access to educational resources and content on emergency medicine, battlefield injuries and crisis leadership. Any radiologist in the region in need of support is encouraged to contact international@rsna.org.

RSNA 2022: Empowering Patients and Partners in Care
Planning is underway for RSNA 2022, which will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. RSNA looks forward to welcoming attendees from around the world to experience the latest in medical imaging innovation.

Radiology is often at the center of multidisciplinary patient care. Imaging serves as the catalyst that sparks the work of multidisciplinary teams across all of medicine, and many decisions cannot be made without it. RSNA 2022 will explore the impact radiologists have on disease management, patient life and quality of care. Meeting attendees will examine the critical role of radiology in enabling care teams to perform better, collaborate better and deliver better value for patients.

Spotlight Course Focuses on Pulmonary Imaging
RSNA starts its 2022 Spotlight Course series with “Imaging of the Thorax: From Pathology to AI,” held in person May 20-21 in Denver, Colorado. Leading pulmonary experts will cover clinical applications of AI as well as case subtleties and pathologies of interstitial lung disease, lung cancer and pulmonary vascular abnormalities. Registration is now open. For registration and to stay up to date on other upcoming RSNA Spotlight Courses, visit RSNA.org/Spotlight.

Registration Open for Medical 3D Printing in Practice Course
Registration continues for the RSNA Medical 3D Printing in Practice course, a two-day course open to all medical professionals. The course will be held in person at The Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago, April 22-24, and will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect with experts in medical 3D printing and learn how 3D printing can advance medical care at their institutions.

Attendees will collaborate with leading physicians, technologists, engineers and vendors by attending lectures, abstract presentations and expert demonstrations. The curriculum includes updates in clinical applications of musculoskeletal, craniomaxillofacial, congenital heart, genitourinary and other subspecialties. Attendees will also learn how to participate in the joint RSNA–ACR 3D Printing Registry.

RSNA Updates Patient-centered Care Learning Set
Educating residents on the importance of patient-centered care has become a core competency of medical education training programs in the United States. Based on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandate of this instruction, RSNA has recently updated its Patient-Centered Care Interactive Learning Set. This interactive curriculum of 11 customized learning modules is intended to educate trainees in diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology and integrated interventional radiology residencies.

Value of Imaging through Comparative Effectiveness (VOICE) Program
Led by a multi-institutional team of experienced faculty, the RSNA VOICE program uses a blend of interactive hands-on training and innovative web-based learning to introduce imaging scientists to key methods used in comparative effectiveness research including decision analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, evidence synthesis and systematic review.

Beginning in September, radiologists and radiation oncologists at all levels of clinical experience will participate in one interactive, in-person workshop held Sept. 23–24 at RSNA headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, and a series of virtual sessions held Feb. 24–25, 2023. A limited number of $1,000 awards will be available to support trainees and faculty registrants. For more information and registration, visit RSNA.org/VOICE or contact RSNA staff at dor@rsna.org with questions.

RSNA Offers Advanced Course in Grant Writing
Applications are now being accepted for this grant writing course designed to help participants prepare and submit a National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, or equivalent, grant application.

The course is particularly beneficial to junior faculty members in radiology, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine programs.

The course will be held at RSNA headquarters in Oak Brook, IL and will consist of four 1 ½-day sessions:

  • Session I: Sept. 16-17, 2022 (in-person)
  • Session II: Oct. 28-29, 2022 (virtual)
  • Session III: March 17-18, 2023 (virtual)
  • Session IV: May 5-6, 2023 (in-person)

The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation (SIRF) will provide up to four travel awards for selected interventional radiology participants (sponsored applicants must be SIR members). There are no course fees.
Applications are due on July 1. For more information, visit RSNA.org/AGW.

Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists (ITARSc)
RSNA has expanded its ITARSc program to include postdoctoral fellows and junior researchers in the imaging sciences and biomedical engineering. Postdoctoral fellows and early-stage researchers in these specialties, who received their degrees within the past six years, are invited to apply for this dynamic program held during RSNA 2022.

Program objectives:

  • Introduce participants to the scope of research in the radiologic sciences
  • Highlight the important role of postdoctoral degrees in the radiologic sciences
  • Identify keys to success for postdoctoral scientists in imaging research
  • Introduce participants to successful radiology researchers who may serve as future mentors

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. For more information, visit RSNA.org/ITARSc.

RSNA Seeks New Host for Global Learning Center
RSNA is accepting applications from eligible hosts for the next Global Learning Center (GLC), a program designed to expand radiology education opportunities around the world. RSNA is interested in partnering with established radiology departments based in low- or middle-income countries to create a new GLC and improve the radiology department through education. GLC host locations must demonstrate a need for radiology education and resources and have a designated team lead with English fluency who will serve as a primary contact. After a GLC is selected, a team of up to four RSNA volunteers will be chosen to match the needs of the GLC.

RSNA currently has GLCs at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania (funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration), and Hospital Metropolitano in Quito, Ecuador.

RSNA Offers Resident Rates for Imaging AI Certificate Program
RSNA member residents can take advantage of special pricing and pay just $550 for enrollment in the RSNA Imaging AI Certificate program’s Foundational Certificate course. The reduced rate makes it easier for member residents to access the first radiology-specific imaging AI program. The program’s case-based curriculum blends learning with practical application and is designed to help radiology professionals understand how to evaluate and integrate AI into their practice, especially to assist with diagnostic radiology and workflow efficiency. The Foundational Certificate course consists of six modules with a new module released monthly. Learn more at RSNA.org/AI-certificate.

RSNA Seeks RadioGraphics Social Media and Digital Innovation Applicants
RSNA is seeking qualified, creative volunteers to join the expanding RadioGraphics Social Media and Digital Innovation (RG SMDI) team. The initial term for selected participants will begin May 15, 2022, and extend through RSNA 2023. This opportunity is open to practicing radiologists or radiology trainees with subspecialty interest or training. The one-year minimum commitment includes producing digital content for each RadioGraphics issue to increase content views, downloads and reader engagement.
Application deadline is May 2, 2022.

MIDRC Seminar Series Continues
Held on the third Tuesday of every month, the Seminar Series is an opportunity for members of the medical community at-large to hear directly from the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC) Team. This series will feature research presentations from MIDRC investigators on new and noteworthy advances and includes a live Q & A session for all attendees. MIDRC virtual seminars are free and open to everyone. The next seminar will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2022.  Visit the Seminar Series page for details. Seminar registration is required to attend.

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)