Education and funding

The latest updates and announcements

Molecular Imaging Education Resources Available on RSNA Website

Clinicians, imaging and basic scientists, program directors and trainees interested in developing a better understanding of the various applications of Molecular Imaging (MI) within radiology will find new resources available on RSNA.org. The Molecular Imaging Education Resources page includes links to educational resources, MI technologies and research articles. Visitors will also find links to publicly available clinical databases, potential funding sources for research and information about the NIH Cancer Imaging Program.

 

For more information, visit RSNA.org/education/educator-resources/molecular-imaging.

Economics and Health Policy Online Modules Helps Radiologists Navigate Health Care Economics

To help trainees and radiologists navigate the emerging value-based payment systems in the United States, the RSNA Online Learning Center offers a series of Economics and Health Policy modules. This seven-course online series provides radiologists with the knowledge to demonstrate competency in various program-specific areas of health policy and practice management, such as coding, compliance and productivity assessment. The series meets the health care economics milestone project recently initiated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Board of Radiology (ABR) for all accredited residency and fellowship programs in radiology. Additionally, the program provides self-assessment CME (SA-CME) for practicing radiologists seeking education in health care economics and health policy.

 

Access the modules at RSNA.org/Learning-Center-Economics-Health-Policy.

Creating and Optimizing the Research Enterprise (CORE) Workshop

The CORE workshop focuses on strategies for developing and advancing imaging research programs in radiology, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine departments and features a combination of presentations, case studies and group discussions. It will take place Oct. 17–18 at RSNA Headquarters in Oak Brook, IL. There is no fee for this workshop.

 

For more information and to register, visit RSNA.org/CORE.

Value of Imaging Through Comparative Effectiveness (VOICE) Program

Register by May 2nd to take advantage of earlybird pricing

The RSNA Value of Imaging through Comparative Effectiveness (VOICE) Program is an interactive training program designed to meet the needs of imaging scientists interested in conducting comparative effectiveness research to demonstrate the value of imaging.

Developed for radiologists and radiation oncologists at all levels of clinical experience, the VOICE program offers researchers in imaging science the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that can be applied to eliciting the value and cost-effectiveness of diagnostic imaging procedures and imaging-based procedures.

Beginning in September, participants will participate in two interactive 1½-day in-person workshops, online educational courses and webinars. The two workshops will be held Sept. 27–28, 2019, and Feb. 28–29, 2020, at RSNA headquarters in Oak Brook, IL.

The earlybird registration fee for this program is $975 for members and $1,200 for non-members. Registered participants are responsible for all travel expenses and hotel accommodations.

For more information and to register, visit RSNA.org/VOICE or contact RSNA staff at dor@rsna.org with questions.

 

CORE Workshop Registration Now Open

The 2019 Creating and Optimizing the Research Enterprise (CORE) workshop will take place Oct. 17–18 at RSNA headquarters in Oak Brook, IL.

The workshop focuses on strategies for developing and advancing imaging research programs in radiology, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine departments and features a combination of presentations, case studies and group discussions.

There is no fee for this workshop.

For more information and to register, visit RSNA.org/CORE.

 

Annual Meeting Education Reminders

The following educational opportunities from RSNA 2018 will be available in the Online Learning Center at RSNA.org/Learning-Center. SA-CME is available for completion of these activities.

• Cases of the Day will be released on an on-going basis through mid-April.

• Select Refresher Courses will be available beginning in May.

 

RSNA Artificial Intelligence Webinar Series Available On-Demand

RSNA’s 60-minute webinars on artificial intelligence (AI) are now available on-demand.

Designed for radiologists from all practice settings, the series offers a broad introduction to artificial intelligence and machine learning and discusses the current state and future perspectives of the technology for radiology professionals.

Three of the four webinars are available on-demand:

• “Intro to AI and Machine Learning: Why All the Buzz”

• “Current State and Future Perspectives of AI”

• “Future Applications of AI”

The fourth webinar in the series, AI, an Ally or Enemy: A Roundtable Discussion will be available on-demand later this year. 

Members can access the on-demand recordings for $35 per webinar. Non-members can access the on-demand webinars for $50 per webinar. The on-demand recordings offer SA-CME credit.

For more information and a list of speakers and course objectives for each webinar, visit RSNA.org/AI-Webinars.

 

Applications Available for Derek Harwood-Nash International Fellowship

Deadline July 1
Applications are being accepted for the Derek Hardwood-Nash International Fellowship that allows international members to study at an academic center in the U.S. or Canada to further their education in a particular subspecialty.

To learn more and to apply, visit RSNA/Education/Educator-Resources/Derek-Harwood-Nash-International-Fellowship.

 

Advanced Course in Grant Writing

Deadline July 1

Applications are now being accepted for this course designed to assist participants in preparing and submitting a National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, or equivalent, grant application.

This course is beneficial for junior faculty members in radiology, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine programs. The course, held at RSNA Headquarters in Oak Brook, IL, will consist of four 1 ½-day sessions:

• Session I: Oct. 11–12, 2019

• Session II: Jan. 24–25, 2020

• Session III: March 13–14, 2020

• Session IV: May 1–2, 2020

Accepted participants are responsible for travel expenses for each session. Hotel accommodations will be provided by RSNA. There are no fees associated with this course.

For more information and an application, visit RSNA.org/AGW.

 

 

Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop

Deadline July 1

Over the course of the six-day Clinical Trails Methodology Workshop (CTMW), participants will learn how to develop protocols for the clinical evaluation of imaging modalities. Each trainee will be expected to develop a protocol for a clinical study, ready to include in an application for external funding.

Applicants will undergo a competitive selection process for course entrance. Accepted participants are responsible for all travel expenses and hotel accommodations.

The workshop will be held Jan. 11–17, 2020, at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa, Coronado, CA. There are no fees associated with the workshop.

For applications and additional information, visit RSNA.org/CTMW.

 

 

Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists (ITARSc)

Deadline July 1

RSNA’s Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists (ITARSc) program will introduce participants to the scope of research in the radiologic sciences and highlight the important role of postdoctoral degrees in the radiologic sciences.

Postdoctoral fellows and junior researchers in biomedical engineering and the imaging sciences who received their degrees within the past six years are invited to apply for this opportunity held during RSNA 2019.

The program consists of a combination of dedicated programming for ITARSc participants and shared sessions with participants of the ITAR program. Selected participants will receive a $1,000 stipend to offset travel and hotel costs as well as free registration for the RSNA annual meeting.

Applications are available at RSNA.org/ITARSc.

 

 

Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR)

Deadline July 15

Sponsored by RSNA, the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) and Association of University of Radiologist (AUR), the Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR) program exposes second-year residents to academic radiology and demonstrates the importance of research in radiologic sciences. The workshop also illustrates research careers and introduces residents to successful clinical radiology researchers.

Successful applicants will be assigned to either a seminar held during the 2019 RSNA annual meeting in Chicago, Dec. 1–6, or the ARRS annual meeting in Chicago, May 3–8, 2020.

A $1,000 award will be made to the departments of accepted applicants to be used to help advance the applicants’ academic careers. There are no fees associated with this workshop.

Applications are available at RSNA.org/ITAR.

 

R&E Foundation Announces Topics for 2020 Education Grants

The RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation is seeking requests for grant applications for the 2020 Education Innovation Grant and the 2020 Education Development Grant. These grants are designed to facilitate the development of educational products and content that are needed, sustainable and will have a long-lasting impact on radiology education. Multi-year grants of up to $525,000 are available.

Education Innovation Grant Topic:
  • Education Grants for Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning: Basic Education, Practical Applications and Implementation

Education Development Grant Topics:

  • Value of Imaging
  • Patient Centered Reporting

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • June 2019 Pre-Applications Available
  • September 2019 Deadline for Pre-Applications
  • February 2020 Deadline for Applications

Contact Keshia Osley, assistant director, grant administration, kosley@rsna.org or 630-571-7816, for additional information.