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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.


Accreditation and CME credit statement

The RSNA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This live activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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.



February 4-5, 2021  



The 1½-day, in-person session is held at RSNA headquarters, 820 Jorie Blvd. Suite 200, 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.

The application deadline has passed.

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