OAK BROOK, Ill. (November 15, 2019) — The 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is just around the corner, promising attendees hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology, including artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing and virtual reality. Offering more than 2,500 scientific presentations and posters, more than 1,900 education exhibits and 440 educational courses, the RSNA scientific assembly is the premier annual radiology forum in the world. Enhancements planned for future meetings promise to keep the forum in step with the evolving healthcare landscape and the changing needs of attendees.
Highlights of the upcoming meeting, which takes place December 1 – 6 at McCormick Place in Chicago, include an outstanding scientific program and a technical exhibit floor covering nearly 450,000 square feet.
Plenary sessions will feature influential leaders, physicians and researchers speaking on topics important to physicians and their patients. On Sunday, RSNA President Valerie P. Jackson, M.D., will share her thoughts on the importance of patient-centered care in her President's Address, "A Matter of Perspective: Putting a New Lens on Our Patient Interactions." Also on Sunday, Abraham Verghese, M.D., will present "Finding the Caring in Care" at the Opening Session.
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On Monday as part of the New Horizons Lectures, Andrew J. Saykin, Psy.D., ABCN, will deliver his lecture, "The War on Alzheimer's Disease: Neuroimaging, Biomarkers and Genetics on the Front Lines," and Robert M. Pascuzzi, M.D., will speak on "Charcot, The Iron Horse, and Creeping Paralysis: Good Science in the Treatment of ALS."
Special Interest, Controversies and Hot Topics sessions presented at various times during the week highlight timely, important topics in radiology, including diagnosis of vaping-associated lung injury, the role of neuroimaging in the diagnosis and treatment of depression, and radiology's role in responding to disaster and mass casualty incidents.
Presenters from India and Egypt will deliver the Country Presents series, celebrating their countries' unique contributions to radiology.
In the popular Fast 5 Session—now on Tuesday afternoon—five speakers have just five minutes each to share their most creative ideas.
The vast technical exhibition, featuring more than 700 exhibitors, offers the latest technological advances in an array of subspecialties. The AI Showcase and Theater—in an expanded location—and the 3D Printing and Advanced Visualization Showcase and Theater show how these new technologies and applications can be incorporated into clinical practice.