The scope of the 2010 RSNA scientific conference and assembly this month in Chicago is staggering. More than 655 technical exhibits; 4,200 scientific papers, posters, and education exhibits; 300 refresher courses; and 60,000 medical and science professionals will course through McCormick Place in under one week. Even if you spent less than one minute at each booth, session, and course offered—you still can’t see it all.
If you’re attending this year’s conference, chances are you already have a pretty good idea of what it is you’ll be looking for. Whether it’s demonstrations of the latest and greatest in modality or informatics technology, continuing medical education, or the presentation of cutting-edge research in your area of interest—you’ve winnowed through the offerings and selected how you’ll be spending your time by the shores of Lake Michigan.
But if you’re willing to get up early, and stay a little later than most other conference goers (before and after the exhibit halls close)—there are some noteworthy sessions deserving of attention. The RSNA reserves the hours of 7:15am-8:15am and 4:30pm-6pm for its Special Interests, Controversies, and Hot Topics presentations.
These sessions cover scientific, clinical, and policy practice on a range of topics including cardiac imaging, radiation dose and safety, interventional procedures, contrast agents and biomarkers, quality improvements, modality selection, and (of course) the initial results from the ground breaking low-dose lung CT screening for lung cancer trial.
Our staff will be on site to report on the latest clinical and technological advances unveiled at the conference next week—so be sure to stop by daily and check out our coverage of what promises to be a week of discovery and innovation.
Lastly, if you have a comment, question, or observation to share about any aspect of our site, please contact me at the address below. I look forward to hearing from you.