2021 Plenary session lecturers and honorees

The RSNA 2021 plenary program features an exciting panel of lecturers to welcome attendees back to Chicago. Don’t miss the opening session, held in Arie Crown Theater at McCormick Place on Sunday, November 28, at 4 PM Central Time (CT). See Mary C. Mahoney, MD, RSNA President, and James Merlino, MD, discuss new ideas and technologies that are redefining what it means to be a radiologist today.

Learn more about our plenary session lecturers, distinguished honorees and award winners and make plans to join us for the plenary program. 

Plenary session lecturers

Opening Session

Sunday, November 28, 4–5 PM CT

The 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting is dedicated to the memory of Lawrence W. Bassett, MD, and Sanjiv S. Gambhir, MD, PhD.

Mary C. Mahoney, MD

Mary C. Mahoney, MD

President’s Address
Redefining Radiology: The Road Ahead

James Merlino, MD

James Merlino, MD

Opening Session Lecture
Service Fanatics - How to Deliver Safe, High-Quality, Patient-Centric Care

Radiology in the Value-Based Healthcare Arena: Player or Pawn?

Monday, November 29, 11–11:45 AM CT

James A. Brink, MD

James A. Brink, MD

RSNA dedicates this plenary
lecture to the memory of
E. Robert Heitzman, MD.

Image Interpretation Session

Monday, November 29, 3:30–5:00 PM CT
David M. Yousem, MD, MBA

David M. Yousem, MD, MBA
Moderator

Ensuring an Inclusive, Respectful Workplace

Tuesday, November 30, 11 AM–12 Noon CT

Michele H. Johnson, MD

RSNA dedicates this plenary
lecture to the memory of
David B. Fraser, MD.

Christine Porath, PhD

RSNA dedicates this plenary
lecture to the memory of
O. Wayne Houser, MD.

Addressing the Continued Exclusion of Black Physicians in the US Radiation Oncology Workforce

Wednesday, December 1, 3–4 PM CT

Iris C. Gibbs, MD

Exciting Radiology Game Show: What’s Your Emergency? Life in the STAT Lane

Wednesday, December 1, 11AM–Noon CT
Suzanne T. Chong, MD

Suzanne T. Chong, MD
Moderator

Mark Bernstein

Mark Bernstein, MD
Moderator

Together We Can Make a Difference: RSNA/AAPM Symposium

Thursday, December 2, 11 AM–Noon CT

Guang-Hong Chen, PhD

Cynthia McCollough, PhD

Joel G. Fletcher, MD

Distinguished honorees

Awards and honors will be presented formally during a private event this year outside of the plenary sessions.


Gold medalists

Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH

Richard L. Ehman, MD

Jonathan S. Lewin, MD


Honorary members

Boris Brkljačić, MD, PhD

Seung Hyup Kim, MD, PhD

Harriet C. Thoeny, MD

Outstanding Educator

Adam E. Flanders, MD

Outstanding Researcher 

Pamela K. Woodard, MD

RSNA 2021 program dedications

Lawrence W. Basset, MD

Lawrence W. Bassett, MD

Sanjiv S. Gambhir, MD, PhD

Sanjiv S. Gambhir, MD, PhD

Plenary lecture dedications

David B. Fraser, MD

David B. Fraser, MD

E. Robert Heitzman, MD

E. Robert Heitzman, MD

O. Wayne House, MD

O. Wayne Houser, MD