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Editor's e-Note
With the RSNA annual meeting shifting to a virtual format due to the ongoing pandemic, it’s certain to be different this year. That doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty to see (and do), however. Before we head off to our socially distanced Thanksgiving celebrations, please take a few minutes to look over our preview of the upcoming conference. You may find something that piques your interest.

What are you expecting from virtual RSNA this year? Let us know on Twitter and/or Facebook.

And Happy Thanksgiving, from everyone at Radiology Today. Stay safe.

— Dave Yeager, editor
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RSNA 2020 on Your Computer or Tablet
By Aine Cryts

Radiologists, technologists, executives, and vendors will participate in RSNA 2020 as an all-virtual event. The annual conference takes place from Sunday, November 29 to Friday, December 4 on an internet-enabled computer or tablet near you. Boasting more than 350 hours of educational refresher courses, science sessions, and educational exhibits, the conference also features Cases of the Day and more than 190 on-demand sessions.

Human Insight/Visionary Medicine is the theme of the 106th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. James P. Borgstede, MD, president of the RSNA Board of Directors, will help kick off the conference with a session on Sunday, “One World, One Radiology Community — A Vision for Tomorrow.”

Sunday also features an opening session lecture, “The Power of Radiology to Drive Collective Action and Transform Global Health.” Presenting this lecture is Kristen DeStigter, MD, FACR, cofounder of Imaging the World and chair of radiology at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Imaging the World, a nonprofit organization, integrates low-cost ultrasound programs into remote health care facilities that lack radiologists, other skilled personnel, and imaging equipment. DeStigter has worked for a decade to bring sustainable, high-quality, affordable ultrasound capabilities to clinical services in rural Uganda. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has supported her work through grant awards.

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