The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) holds its annual meeting each year in Chicago during the first week of December. The meeting brings together more than 50,000 people worldwide including physicians, company exhibitors, technologists, administrators, researchers and other industry experts. The highly anticipated 2014 meeting celebrated the 100th anniversary of the RSNA’s founding and featured unique events and exhibits such as a showcase of early imaging technology prototypes as well as historical objects.
This convention is always well attended by Emory faculty, fellows and residents and this past year was no exception. More than 15 trainees traveled to Chicago, with the majority of them having educational exhibits and presentations. Achievements included Dr. Thomas Loehfelm receiving the Trainee Research Prize and Dr. Gelareh Sadigh being appointed to the RSNA Resident and Fellow Committee. With such a large and diverse attendance, it is an ideal place to showcase research, learn from the work of others and network with former and future colleagues. It also functions as a yearly reunion since it is guaranteed you will run into old friends and classmates. In fact, the Emory Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences hosts an annual alumni reception that is always well attended by current and former faculty and trainees.
The convention’s Chicago backdrop never disappoints, offering an abundance of sights and attractions. For family of attendees, there is plenty to enjoy during the day including a stroll through Millennium Park, a boat tour of Chicago architecture or retail therapy on Michigan Avenue. As each day winds down, the RSNA attendees balance work with pleasure by packing the Windy City’s downtown, enjoying great food and entertainment.
The RSNA is the largest medical conference in the world and can be intimidating for even veteran attendees; there is simply so much to see and do. It is important to plan ahead by choosing sessions that satisfy your interests and showing up early for seating. Abstract submissions for the 2015 meeting are due on April 8th and registration begins April 29th. For more information, visit the website at RSNA.org.