Education and funding

The latest updates and announcements

Register for CORE – Only a Few Seats Remain

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

The workshop will focus on strategies for developing and advancing imaging research programs in radiology, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine departments. Sessions include, Making AI Work for You, Working with Industry, and Mentorship. The CORE program features a combination of presentations, case studies and opportunities for group discussions. For more information and to register, visit


National Imaging Informatics Curriculum and Course

September 16 – 20, 2019

RSNA continues its partnership with the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) to sponsor the National Imaging Informatics Curriculum and Course (NIIC), an innovative, week-long online course on imaging informatics. NIIC introduce senior radiology residents to the fundamentals of imaging informatics, with an emphasis on practical concepts and knowledge.

The course consists of:

• Recorded lectures

• Live lectures to be delivered online

• Live online small group discussion and problem-solving sessions

• Pre- and post-test

Visit for curriculum details and to register.


NIH Grantsmanship Workshop

The NIH Grantsmanship Workshop introduces participants to the process of preparing a competitive research or training grant application. The workshop takes place Saturday, Nov. 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. at McCormick Place in Chicago. Workshop attendees must be registered for the RSNA annual meeting and can add the workshop to My Agenda at

For more information, contact the Department of Research at or 1-630-368-3758.


Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal Workshop

Registration is open for the Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal Workshop designed for researchers in radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine and related sciences who are interested in actively pursuing federal funding.

Using a combination of instruction and interactive small group sessions, this 11/2-day workshop will provide guidance on writing grant applications with an emphasis on reviewing your specific aims.

The course fee is $225. Register online at


RSNA's 2019 AI Challenge Focuses on Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection and Classification

RSNA’s third annual artificial intelligence (AI) learning competition – the Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection and Classification Challenge – breaks new ground in several ways.

The AI Challenge is a competition among researchers to create applications that perform a defined task according to specified performance measures. This year, researchers are working to develop algorithms that mimic the radiologists’ performance in identifying hemorrhage cases.

This year’s data set, which comprises more than 25,000 head CT scans contributed by several research institutions, is the first multiplanar dataset used in an RSNA AI Challenge.

The RSNA Machine Learning Steering Committee worked with volunteer specialists from the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) to label these exams for the presence of five subtypes of intracranial hemorrhage — an effort of unprecedented scope in the radiology community.

The challenge is being run on a platform provided by Kaggle, Inc. (a subsidiary of Alphabet, Inc., also the parent company of Google), which hosted the AI Challenge.

In August, the first wave of data was released to researchers who are working to develop algorithms, while testing and evaluation phases will be held in October.

Results will be announced in November and the winners – along with all challenge participants – will be recognized at the RSNA annual meeting in the AI Showcase Theater on Monday, Dec. 2.  


Seats Still Available - Value of Imaging through Comparative Effectiveness (VOICE) Program

The RSNA Value of Imaging through Comparative Effectiveness (VOICE) program offers researchers 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.

The registration fee for VOICE is $1,125 for members and $1,350 for non-members. Members in training can use the promo code “50OFF” to receive a 50% registration discount. Registered participants are responsible for all travel expenses and hotel accommodations.

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.

For more information and to register, visit or contact RSNA staff at  


Save the Date: RSNA Spotlight Course in Brazil to Focus on Cancer Imaging

The RSNA Spotlight Course, “Tendências e perspectivas em radiologia oncológica: abordagem multidisciplinar,” will be held Sept. 27–28 in São Paulo, Brazil.


This Portuguese-language course will provide a multidisciplinary approach focusing on advances and tools in cancer imaging including tumor boards. Registration is open at


RSNA offers its series of regional courses across North America and around the world. For more information about the Spotlight Courses and to register, visit