RSNA 2021 Set to Draw Nearly 20,000 Attendees to Chicago

RSNA 2021 will feature over 2,000 scientific presentations and posters, 1,500 education exhibits and more than 300 educational courses

Mary Mahoney

More than 19,000 attendees are registered to attend RSNA’s 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting (RSNA 2021) at McCormick Place in Chicago (Nov. 28-Dec. 2), with another 4,000 registered to attend virtually. RSNA 2021: Redefining Radiology will showcase new ideas and technologies that redefine what it means to work as a radiologist.

“The RSNA Board of Directors is extremely pleased by the advance registration numbers,” said RSNA President Mary C. Mahoney, MD. “After two challenging years, our attendees were ready to return to Chicago for the world’s leading imaging forum and to engage with the state-of-the-art technical exhibition. We are thrilled to provide them with an extraordinary meeting experience—featuring a comprehensive mix of science and education programming–while taking great care to protect their health and safety.”

RSNA announced earlier this year that it will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all in-person attendees, exhibitors, staff and contractors. In addition, face masks must be worn while onsite at the meeting.

Returning to McCormick Place after being held virtually in 2020, RSNA 2021 will feature over 2,000 scientific presentations and posters, 1,500 education exhibits and more than 300 educational courses.

Popular features like the Image Interpretation Session and Case of the Day will offer dynamic experiences for attendees. Another highlight is the rapid-fire “Fast 5” session, featuring brisk and engaging presentations on how medical insight and research are driving the future of radiology.

The meeting will also offer inspiring plenary sessions and more than 50 scientific presentations, lectures, courses and exhibits on diversity, equity and inclusion. More information on the program can be found at

As the world’s largest medical imaging conference, RSNA 2021 provides the ultimate show floor with more than 500 exhibitors—including over 100 first-time RSNA exhibitors—demonstrating the latest medical imaging technologies in CT, MRI, artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, and more.

The Technical Exhibition includes the expansive AI Showcase and Theater, as well as the Imaging AI in Practice demonstration, the 3D Printing and Mixed Reality Showcase, Innovation Theater, First-time Exhibitor Pavilion, Educators Row, Recruiters Row and the Virtual Exhibitor Lounge.

Meeting extras include the “Zen Zone,” a Professional Portrait Studio and lively entertainment scheduled at various locations throughout the week, including the Grand Concourse, the Discovery Theater and the Connections Center.

RSNA 2021 has a wealth of industry programming on tap, including corporate symposia, “lunch and learns,” virtual industry and product presentations, vendor workshops and AI Theater presentations.

RSNA’s robust virtual meeting component will allow those who are unable to attend in person and those who don’t meet the vaccine requirement to participate in the meeting remotely. The Virtual Meeting offers 100% of eligible meeting programming with on-demand content through April 30, 2022.

Several registration packages are available, including in-person and virtual access, in-person only, virtual only, and technical exhibits only. Hotel reservations are available. Visit for more information and to sign up to receive future annual meeting updates.

RSNA is working closely with the City of Chicago and McCormick Place to provide a safe and comfortable environment for attendees. Visit the RSNA 2021 Health and Safety page to learn about vaccine requirements and validation process, mask requirements, and other safety measures RSNA is taking to ensure that attendees have a successful meeting experience in Chicago.

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