Upcoming RSNA Events and Meetings

RSNA offers a variety of in-person and online events, workshops and meetings designed to meet the needs of today’s radiologist


RSNA Program Updates

Important message about RSNA 2020

As the convener of the world’s largest radiology meeting with over 50,000 attendees from 137 countries, our ability to conduct RSNA 2020 in Chicago is impacted by global public health considerations. With a mission that focuses on health and patient care, the primary consideration for RSNA is the health and safety of attendees, presenters, exhibitors, staff, and by extension, the global community. Therefore, we concluded it would be impossible to safely conduct RSNA 2020 in person and have decided to hold RSNA 2020: Human Insight/Visionary Medicine as an exclusively virtual event. While we are disappointed we could not safely meet in Chicago this year, we continue to stand proudly in partnership with the many physicians, health care professionals, researchers, and companies doing their part to stop the pandemic and preserve public health, and we look forward to a successful, virtual program. Read more in RSNA News.

We will continue to update you as the plans for this meeting unfold. In the meantime, we invite you to explore our COVID-19 Resources page and access free content from RSNA 2019.


RSNA/AUR/ARRS Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR) Program

Application Deadline Extended: August 15, 2020 

The Introduction to Academic Radiology program exposes second-year residents to academic radiology, demonstrates the importance of research in radiologic sciences, illustrates the excitement of research careers and introduces residents to successful clinical radiology researchers.

As a result of RSNA 2020 pivoting to a virtual meeting, the ITAR program directors are working to offer a shortened, modified web-based program. Successful applicants will be assigned to either a modified virtual ITAR program held in the weeks immediately preceding or following the RSNA 2020 Virtual Meeting, Nov. 29 – Dec. 5, 2020; or at an in-person ARRS annual meeting held in San Diego, CA, April 18-23, 2021. ARRS is anticipating that they will be able to proceed with an in-person meeting but the number of seats is limited.  A $1,000 award will be made to the departments of accepted applicants who attend the ITAR program at ARRS; no financial support will be offered for RSNA 2020 accepted applicants.

For more information and to download the application form, go to RSNA.org/ITAR.


Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists (ITARSc)

Application Deadline Extended: August 15, 2020 


Program objectives:

  • Introduce participants to the scope of research in the radiologic sciences
  • Highlight the important role of postdoctoral degrees in the radiologic sciences
  • Identify keys to success for postdoctoral scientists in imaging research
  • Introduce participants to successful radiology researchers who may serve as future mentors

As a result of RSNA 2020 pivoting to a virtual meeting, the ITAR/ITARSc program directors are working to offer a shortened, modified web-based program in the weeks preceding or following the RSNA 2020 Virtual Meeting, November 29 - December 5, 2020. Due to the virtual format, no financial support will be offered for the RSNA ITARSc program. For more information and to download the application form, go to RSNA.org/ITARSc.



July 2020


July 14, 2020

Webinar: The RSNA-ACR 3D Printing Registry: Case Examples and Data Entry

A joint effort between RSNA and the American College of Radiology (ACR), the RSNA-ACR 3D Printing Registry is a medical 3D printing clinical data registry to collect 3D printing data at the point of clinical care. The focus of this webinar will be to provide clinical case examples of 3D printing and to demonstrate how data entry for these cases is performed on the ACR NRDR site. The webinar will conclude with an interactive question-and-answer session. Registration is required for this webinar.


July 22, 2020

RSNA 2020 Registration Opens

Registration for RSNA 2020 will open on July 22 for members and non-members. Visit RSNA.org/Annual-Meeting for registration and the latest information about RSNA 2020. 


July 23

Webinar: Economics of COVID-19 for the Radiology Community

This webinar will discuss the financial implications of reductions in volume, imaging protocol changes and the effect on subspecialties, and how practices may change in the future. This webinar is sponsored by Hyland Healthcare and will include the vendor’s perspective on managing through a crisis. Registration opens soon.  

October 2020

Oct. 2-3, 2020

Advanced Course in Grant Writing

RSNA Headquarters, Oak Brook, IL

Registration deadline extended: Aug. 15

The Advanced Course in Grant Writing is designed to assist participants in preparing and submitting a National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation or equivalent, grant application. The course is beneficial for junior faculty members in radiology, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine programs. The course consists of four 1 1/2 day sessions: Oct. 2-3, 2020; Jan. 22-23, 2021; March 12-23, 2021; and April 16-17, 2021. 

Accepted participants are responsible for travel expenses for each session. Hotel accommodations are provided by RSNA. There are no fees associated with this course. For more information, visit RSNA.org/AGW

November 2020

RSNA 2020 

Nov. 29 - Dec. 5

Virtual Meeting

Join us for the 106th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. Learn more at RSNA.org/Annual-Meeting

January 2021

January 9-15, 2021
Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop

Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa
Coronado, CA
Registration Deadline Extended: August 15

Over the course of the six-day workshop, participants will learn how to develop protocols for the clinical evaluation of imaging modalities. There are no fees associated with the workshop and participants are responsible for all travel expenses and hotel accommodations. For applications and additional information, visit RSNA.org/CTMW.

February 2021

February 4-5, 2021
RSNA/ASNR Comparative Effectiveness Research Training (CERT) Program
RSNA Headquarters
Oak Brook, IL
Application Deadline: Aug. 15

Sponsored by RSNA and the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), CERT is an interactive course in comparative effectiveness research (CER), targeted to junior faculty and senior trainees in the imaging sciences. International radiologists as well as mid to senior-level faculty will also be considered.  The goal of the CERT program is for each participant to develop a proposal for a grant application that could be submitted for the ASNR CER award, RSNA Scholar award, GERRAF program, or other external funding. Led by a faculty of well-established leaders in the field, CERT will cover technology assessment, risk benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness evaluation, decision analysis, meta-analysis and systematic review delivered in a combination of online modules, a 1½-day, in-person workshop (Feb. 4-5, 2021), Web-based didactic lectures and small group web-based grant proposal review discussions, over the course of a year, beginning in October 2020.

Applications are being accepted through Aug.15. Accepted participants are responsible for travel expenses and on-site hotel accommodations. There is no fee for this course. For more information, visit RSNA.org/CERT or contact RSNA staff at dor@rsna.org with questions.