With over 300 presenters, Canadian radiologists certainly made their mark at the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. The RNSA is the largest conference for radiologists in the world. There was a strong focus cutting-edge technology, including artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing and virtual reality and how this will impact the future practice of radiologists. The CAR was especially proud of the Canadian presence and took this opportunity to host our signature Canadian reception at the historic Palmer House Hotel to coincide with the conference. Our reception was a success with about 300 members in attendance. Events like these allow our members to re-connect on a professional as well as a personal level.
Bracco was once again our signature sponsor for this event; thank you, Bracco. Other sponsors included Agfa, Christie Innomed, GE Healthcare, IBM Watson, MD Financial Management, 3M*Modal, Nuance and Siemens Healthineers.
While in Chicago, the CAR had the opportunity to meet with senior leaders from the RSNA, the ESR, the Royal College of Radiology (UK), the ACR as well as the CAMRT. We spoke about best practices and future collaboration in initiatives such as CDS, medical imaging equipment and artificial intelligence. We also met with our corporate partners and provided an update on our initiatives and discussed future areas for collaboration. The meetings were positive, and it was inspiring to see the support for the CAR and acknowledgement of our success over the last year. We had the opportunity to connect with working groups and affiliates such as CHAR, AI, CSTR, CARJ; it was great to connect face to face.
Our members left an impression on the RSNA. It’s important for the CAR to continue to be actively present at these meetings. It helps to raise awareness for the work that Canadian radiologists are doing but also frames a picture for innovation in Canada.