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    • Introduction to Research for International Young Academics

    • The focus of this program is to encourage young radiologists from countries outside the United States and Canada to pursue careers in academic radiology. The program consists of a special four-day seminar that is held during the RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Program topics may include: designing and planning clinical research, research ethics, critical evaluation of literature, preparing a manuscript and statistics. 

      Eligible candidates are residents and fellows currently in radiology training programs, or radiologists not more than two years out of training, who are beginning or considering an academic career. Nominations must be made by the candidate's department chair or training director. A department chair or training director may only nominate one candidate per year. Fluency in English is required.

      The Committee on Radiology Education recommends fifteen international young academics for consideration by the RSNA Board, each year. Complimentary registration, shared hotel accommodation for the duration of the program, and a stipend to help defray travel expenses are awarded to successful candidates.

    • To apply for the 2017 IRIYA program click here.

    • Testimonials from 2013 program participants

      “Wonderful course, well organized, great personal experience as well as providing inspiring career advice. Thank you for the opportunity.”

      “It was a very interesting week for me. I learned a lot from the speakers, but more importantly, I made a lot of new contacts with people all over the world who are as excited as me about research!”


       Above, Introduction to Research for International Young Academics (IRIYA) and Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR) program participants collaborate during a joint session.

      Introduction to Research for International Young Academics Program History

      Year  Participant's Country of Origin    Year Participant's Country of Origin 
      2015 Albania, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom   2007 Argentina, Brazil, El Salvador, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, South Korea, the Netherlands, United Kingdom
      2014 Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom   2006 Brazil, Canada/India, Croatia, Ethiopia, India, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, South Africa, Venezuela
      2013 India, Chile, The Netherlands, Ireland, Mexico, Belgium, South Africa, United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, Republic of Korea, Trinidad and Tobago, Romania, Malaysia, Portugal   2005 Albania, Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Ivory Coast, France, Georgia, Japan, Macedonia, Mexico, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Taiwan
      2012 Australia, Brazil, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Russian Federation, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom   2004 Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, India, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, Romania, South Korea
      2011 Argentina, Belgium, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom   2003 Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, India, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Ukraine
      2010 Croatia, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand   2002 Austria, Chile, China, Georgia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Norway, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine
      2009 Australia, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Nepal/Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, the Netherlands, United Kingdom   2001 Belarus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Romania, United Kingdom
      2008 Argentina, Brazil, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan/Bangladesh, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Romania, Switzerland, United Kingdom   2000 Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Japan, Philippines, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom