RSNA 2007 wraps up

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Dec. 3—The 93rd scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago concluded last Thursday to its largest attendance of the meeting with 61,961 attendees. The conference garnered an average daily attendance of 59,685 between Sunday and Thursday.

RSNA 2007 kicked off the meeting with its popular Sunday Image Interpretation Session, which was offered as a live simulcast this year. The conference highlighted its Molecular Pavilion and IHE Pavilion, located in the Lakeside Learning Center at McCormick Place. Also located in Lakeside were 291 scientific posters, separated by modalities such as cardiac, pediatric and physics, which could be viewed either in poster format or accessed through various displays. Approximately 797 vendors sprawled across the North and South Buildings of McCormick Place, providing attendees an opportunity to view the latest technological advances in the imaging arena.

Prior to the next annual meeting to be held in Chicago, Nov. 30 to Dec. 5, RSNA organizers will host a new educational conference, RSNA Highlights, in Orlando Fla., from Feb. 18 - 20. RSNA Highlights will include selected refresher courses and electronic education exhibits from the RSNA 2007 annual meeting. The topics to be covered are cardiac imaging, head and neck imaging, thoracic imaging and breast imaging. The RSNA committee said it “is intended for anyone who was unable to attend RSNA 2007 or who missed some of the educational sessions of interest to them.”

Looking toward RSNA 2008, the organizers will begin accepting abstracts in March and early April, from which the meeting will build. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 15, 2008.