The RSNA has announced that its 2020 conference will be held virtually out of concern for the safety of its attendees and participants considering the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time the in-person conference, the world’s largest annual event in radiology, has been canceled in 75 years. The RSNA conference was last canceled in 1945 when WWII fuel and materials shortages caused the cancellation of the show.
RSNA president, Dr. James Borgstede, said in a statement, “While we are disappointed we could not safely meet in Chicago this year, we continue to stand proudly in partnership with the many physicians, [healthcare] professionals, researchers, and companies doing their part to stop the pandemic and preserve public health, and we look forward to a successful virtual program.”
Integrity Medical Systems, Inc. has had a presence at the show for over 32 years. Details have not yet been released as to how the virtual conference will be conducted. However, Integrity Medical is sure to be involved and active within the field of radiology.