The CAR could not have been more pleased to return to Chicago for the Radiological Society of North America’s Annual Meeting from November 27 – 30. With over 300 presenters, Canadian radiologists certainly made their mark on the international stage.
The RNSA is one of the largest conferences for radiologists in the world. The theme for the event was Empowering Patients and Partners in Care. There was a strong focus on cutting-edge technology including artificial intelligence (AI), as well as the impact of partnership among various medical disciplines and how this can enhance patient care across the world. Over 30,000 radiologists and other medical imaging professionals travelled from across the globe to attend this prestigious event. There was also an online component which welcomed 10,000 radiologists and radiologists-in-training. 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 members had an opportunity to network and engage in some fun casino games as part of this event. Our reception was a success with over 250 total attendees.
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Bayer was our signature sponsor for this event; thank you, Bayer. Other sponsors included corporate partners Amazon Web Services, Bracco, Christie Innomed, GE Healthcare, Hologic, Nuance, MD Financial Management, Philips and Siemens Healthineers. We thank you for supporting the CAR.
While in Chicago, the CAR had the opportunity to meet with senior leaders from the RSNA, the European Society of Radiology, the Royal College of Radiology (UK), the American College of Radiology, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists as well as the Colegio Interamericano de Radiologia. We spoke about best practices and future partnership on initiatives such as clinical decision support, education, and AI. We also met with our corporate partners and provided an update on our initiatives and discussed future areas for collaboration. The meetings were all very positive, and it was inspiring to see the overwhelming support for the CAR and acknowledgement of our success over the last few years. We also had the opportunity to connect with our Affiliate Societies (CanSPR, CETARS, CSAR and the CSTR) and it was great for everyone to meet face to face.
“It was such a great experience to represent the CAR at RSNA. Meeting with the various societies was very informative and I personally learned a lot. Having visibility at international events like RSNA will help us to promote Canadian initiatives and continue to grow the CAR on the world scene.”- Dr. Ania Kielar, CAR Vice-President
Our members left quite an impression at RSNA. It’s important for the CAR to continue to be visible 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