RSNA/ASNR Comparative Effectiveness Research Training


Co-sponsored by RSNA and the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), this hands-on training program in comparative effectiveness research (CER) will introduce you to the methodology and tools for performing CER. The training is delivered over the course of a year in a combination of online modules, web-based sessions and a 1½-day, in-person workshop.


Learning objectives

  • Implement the principles of CER design as they apply to imaging studies to measure patient outcomes.
  • Describe the large database available for population health and or predictive analytics.
  • Incorporate Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning technology to CER in imaging studies.
  • Comprehend the regulatory and implementation issues associated with imaging related CER.
  • Develop a grant proposal for imaging related CER.


CME credit

This live activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


Applicant criteria

Applications will undergo a rigorous review and selection process. Successful applicants will:
  • Be junior faculty or senior trainee in radiology, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine academic departments. Mid-career faculty and research investigators with an MD or PhD degree, or equivalent, may also be considered.
  • Not have been principal investigators on an externally funded CER project.
  • Have the support of the department chair at his or her institution, including release time to attend the 1½-day, in-person workshop and time to complete all assignments.
  • Have a viable research idea known to match current CER priorities.
  • Have a mentor, preferably from his or her home institution, who has been successful at conducting CER; is committed to helping the participant throughout the program and grant application process; and is willing to provide written input on selected portions of the proposal throughout the program.

Please note: If selected, RSNA requires the participant to have an active membership of RSNA or ASNR



October 10-11, 2019 



The 1½-day, in-person session is held at RSNA headquarters, 820 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, Illinois. Over the course of the year, there will also be web-based lectures and web-based small group grant proposal review discussions.


Application process

Applications are being accepted for the 2019-2020 workshop. Participants are responsible for costs associated with air travel, hotel accommodations and ground transportation to the course location. There is no registration fee for this course.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2019

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