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Registration is now open for the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA, Oak Brook, IL, USA) 108th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, the world’s largest annual radiology forum, to be held at McCormick Place Chicago, Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2022.
RSNA 2022: Empowering Patients and Partners in Care illustrates the dynamic role imaging plays in disease management and multidisciplinary collaboration. The forum will provide attendees an opportunity to examine the critical role radiology plays in enabling teams to deliver better patient care through a wide variety of innovative research and education sessions that highlight timely topics in the field. RSNA 2022 promises to deliver a comprehensive program with a multitude of CME opportunities for radiology professionals from around the world. Popular features like the Image Interpretation Session and Case of the Day will offer dynamic experiences for attendees. Also returning is the rapid-fire “Fast 5”—with topics centering on the meeting theme. The Discovery Theater also returns in 2022 with lively presentations and entertainment.
On Sunday, RSNA President Bruce G. Haffty, M.D. takes the stage to deliver his President’s Address, “Value of Diagnostic Imaging from the Lens of the Patient,” which will explore the patient perspective on medical imaging. Sunday’s opening session also features Elizabeth Morris, M.D., discussing her experience as a breast cancer patient and how it has fueled her desire to ensure that patient care is respectful and responsive to each patient’s preferences, needs and values. On Monday, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., will share his insights into human health, medicine and science. Later in the day, Mini Pathria, M.D., will moderate the Image Interpretation session, where attendees can join a panel of experts in identifying abnormal findings critical to making accurate diagnoses.
On Tuesday, Reed A. Omary, M.D., will discuss the responsibility of today's radiology professionals to create the best possible experiences for patients, communities and the planet. Also on Tuesday, moderator Amanda Starc, Ph.D., leads an expert panel in an exploration of the latest health care policy developments and their impact on the field of medical imaging in “Medicare and U.S. Healthcare Policy: A National Conversation.” Wednesday morning offers a lively, team-based game show session, while Wednesday afternoon convenes an expert panel moderated by Quynh-Thu Le, M.D., to discuss the use of machine learning for risk stratification in radiation oncology and optimizing radiation therapy workflows. Thursday’s RSNA/AAPM Symposium will highlight the successful collaboration between radiologists and physicists in technical developments and clinical translations in medical imaging.
As the world’s largest medical imaging conference, RSNA 2022 also provides the ultimate show floor for demonstrating the latest medical imaging technologies in CT, MRI, artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, and more. The technical exhibition will once again feature the expansive AI Showcase and Theater, as well as the 3D Printing and Mixed Reality Showcase and the First-time Exhibitor Pavilion. Currently, there are 546 confirmed exhibitors occupying more than 355,000 square feet of exhibit space, including 88 exhibitors occupying over 35,000 square feet in the AI Showcase. RSNA 2022 Virtual Access will feature nearly 100% of all annual meeting programming. Virtual Access is ideal for those who cannot attend, as well as for attendees who wish to maximize their onsite experience. Several registration packages are available, including in-person and virtual access, in-person only, virtual only, and technical exhibits only. In-person registration is free to RSNA members through October 1.
“We are extremely excited about this year’s RSNA meeting in Chicago,” said Dr. Haffty. “The theme of the meeting, ‘Empowering Patients and Partners in Care,’ will strive to raise awareness among our patients and our multidisciplinary partners, regarding the value of radiology to the health of the people in our care.”
“In addition to outstanding plenary speakers focusing on patient-centered care, RSNA 2022 offers a scientific program presenting the latest advances in our field, a portfolio of outstanding educational courses, and expansive exhibit halls that come together to provide a broad range of opportunities for all participants,” Dr. Haffty added. “I look forward to seeing everyone in Chicago.”