RSNA 2021 Virtual Meeting Offers Expanded Insight into State-of-the-Art Medical Imaging

Virtual Meeting offers access to the latest science and research on your schedule

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No matter where you are in the world — onsite in Chicago or in your office — RSNA 2021 Virtual Meeting gives you access to live-streamed and on-demand courses from the RSNA annual meeting.

If you are attending the meeting in person, add the Virtual Meeting to your registration package to enjoy the full meeting experience, including both in-person and virtual programming and in-person technical exhibit halls and the Virtual Exhibition. All attendees who register for virtual access will be able to view content online via livestream and on-demand with 100% of eligible meeting programming available through April 30, 2022.

“RSNA 2021 is an opportunity to learn new skills, understand emerging technologies and network with colleagues from around the world,” said Sanjeev Bhalla, MD, RSNA Board liaison for education and section chief of the Cardiothoracic Imaging Section at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis. “If you attend in person, virtually or a hybrid of both, the education, technology previews and networking opportunities are still diverse, unique and abundant. In fact, adding the Virtual Meeting to your registration packet, ensures that you won’t miss any conflicting sessions when you can’t be in two places at once.”

Dig Deep Into Meeting Program Sessions

The meeting site ( is designed to quickly get you where you need to be, whether that is browsing the more than 450 educational and science sessions and 2,500 scientific posters and educational exhibits, exploring the Virtual Exhibition to see the latest available products and services, or networking with your peers. The site is mobile optimized, taking the place of the meeting app and allowing instant access to programming using a range of handheld devices.

Featured sessions appear on a daily schedule throughout the week, and many include live Q&A with the presenters. You will also find the plenary sessions, a full line-up of industry-related presentations and the Virtual Exhibition. You can participate in audience response sessions during live programming.

From the Program Sessions page of the meeting site, you can filter sessions by day, type and topic or subspecialty. You can also filter for featured and on-demand sessions. A search tool is available to find sessions by course number or presenter name.

RSNA Virtual Meeting allows you to maximize your meeting experience by engaging with other professionals using the Live Chat Agent function to discuss session content with colleagues around the world and also a networking feature to help you connect with colleagues in the same subspecialty. The RSNA 2021 Live Chat Agent is sponsored by Polarean, Inc.

Test your knowledge with Case of the Day (available only during the meeting week) and check back the following morning to see the correct answers. Virtual Meeting participants who submit the correct answer will receive 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The official meeting program takes place between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Central Time (CT). To plan your meeting schedule in your local time zone, add sessions to your personal calendar.

"RSNA Virtual Meeting has grown to be a valuable asset to the scientific meeting. It provides attendees the opportunity to access the same high-quality content as the in-person meeting, but at a time and place that is more convenient for them.”

Sanjeev Bhalla, MD, RSNA Board liaison for education

View the Latest Technical Innovations and Make Connections

Whether onsite visiting the Technical Exhibits floor or exploring the Virtual Exhibition, you will find a wide array of in-person and online industry presentations, product demonstrations, workshops and symposiums.

Use the online platform,, to participate in interactive demos and group chats and connect with exhibitors to learn about their latest products and services. There are also several companies who will be exhibiting exclusively through the Virtual Exhibition.

This year’s virtual platform has advanced search capabilities that let attendees search by criteria including product category, company name and exhibit pavilion location.

Use My Show Planner to create a must-see list of companies and products throughout the annual meeting and save brochures and presentations to view. Throughout the meeting, attendees can build a list of key contacts using interactive business cards and network with virtual exhibitors in real-time using the one-to-one My Chat feature.

The Virtual Product Theater is where attendees can find and watch virtual industry presentations via livestream and on demand.

CME credit is available for live sessions and a select number of on-demand courses.

“RSNA Virtual Meeting has grown to be a valuable asset to the scientific meeting,” Dr. Bhalla said. “It provides attendees the opportunity to access the same high-quality content as the in-person meeting, but at a time and place that is more convenient for them.”

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Date and Hours – Extended Access

The Virtual Meeting begins on Saturday, Nov. 27 with two sessions live-streaming at 1 p.m. (CT). Remaining content is available beginning at 8 a.m. (CT) on Sunday, Nov. 28, with sessions beginning that afternoon. Live programming will run simultaneous to the RSNA 2021 annual meeting, which ends on Thursday, Dec. 2. Access to the Virtual Meeting programming will remain on demand through April 30, 2022.

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Live and On-Demand Content Available for CME Credit 

RSNA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. To access your certificate of attendance, select the certificate of attendance button on the registration resources page by logging into

The RSNA 2021 credit claiming site is designed for self-service: All registrants, except for ARRT, will be able to:

• Review credit and adjust credit for education sessions attended.

• Complete session evaluations and provide valuable feedback to RSNA.

• Print/save credit certificate or record of attendance at any time.

• The certificate/record type will be based on the certificate type selected during registration.

ARRT registrants:

• Will not be able to adjust their records.

• Will not be able to print their certificates and will receive their certificates after the meeting.

• Will be able to complete session evaluations and provide valuable feedback to RSNA.

• Will not be able to claim credit for attending virtual or on-demand sessions

Virtual and Hybrid registrants can maintain extended access beyond the week of the live meeting, through April 30, 2022, to view and earn additional on-demand credits.

After April 30, 2022, no additional revisions to transcripts will be allowed; however, attendees will maintain access to the credit claiming site through April 30, 2023, in order to print their CME certificate or Record of Attendance.

RSNA will not be offering SAM credit during RSNA 2021. However, members are encouraged to view and complete SA-CME credit using RSNA’s Online Learning Center.