Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists (ITARSc)

The Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists (ITARSc) is a four-day workshop held during the RSNA annual meeting, providing PhD scientists in imaging research and biomedical engineering with an introduction to the scope of research and keys to success in the imaging sciences.

ITARSc workshop dates and location

Dec. 2–5, 2024; McCormick Place, Chicago IL

Applications are open

Applications are currently being accepted. Review the workshop topics, learning objectives and applicant criteria below and apply by July 22.

Workshop topics

  • Faculty tracks for imaging scientists
  • Building and organizing a laboratory
  • Commercial partnerships, intellectual property, and technology transfer
  • Importance and development of clinical collaborations

Some ITARSc programming will be shared with participants of the Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR) workshop.

Selected ITARSc participants receive a $1,000 award (through their respective departments) to offset travel costs to the RSNA annual meeting. Complimentary meeting registration is provided.

Please note: Some workshop topics may change.

Learning objectives

  • Introduce participants to the scope of research in the imaging sciences.
  • Highlight the important role of PhDs in the imaging sciences.
  • Identify keys to success for PhD scientists in imaging research.
  • Introduce participants to successful radiological researchers that may serve as future mentors. 

Applicant criteria

This workshop is intended for postdoctoral fellows and junior researchers in the imaging sciences or biomedical engineering with no more than six years since the award of their doctorate.

Candidates must agree to attend all functions associated with the program and participate in a longitudinal study aimed to determine the program’s success.

Course director

Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD

Submit an application

Please submit your application by July 22.

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Contact us

Please direct all workshop questions to and we will be happy to assist you.