The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting will take place from Sunday 28 November until Thursday 02 December 2021. With the theme of Redefining Radiology, RSNA 2021 will welcome over 19,000 attendees at the Chicago based conference, with another 4,000 joining virtually.
Representing the Society and College of Radiographers, and speaking within the Associated Sciences Consortium section of the programme, SoR members Dr Christina Malamateniou and Janice St John-Matthews will deliver virtual sessions.
Dr Christina Malamateniou, a member of the SoR AI Advisory Group and Programme Director (Postgraduate Taught and Research, MRI) at City University, will be delivering in the session Artificial Intelligence in the Hands of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals Part 1: The Current Status of AI in Our Practiceon Monday 29 November between 2 -3pm UK time.
In the first of this two-part session on AI, Christina will identify the development and terminology of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and automation associated with the radiologic sciences. Dr Malamateniou will also cover current and proposed patient care practices in relation to AI and ML.
On Tuesday 30 November between 2-3pm UK time, Janice St John-Matthews will present Patient Voice: The Power of Patient Engagement on Education and Service Development. Janice is a Diagnostic Radiographer who is currently working as Clinical Fellow to the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer Office of the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS England and NHS Improvement.
Janice’s session will consider the role of patients and carers in the design of and delivery of health professions education programmes, in particular identifying why patient engagement is important and how to apply academic and practice partnerships to maximise opportunities.
Charlotte Beardmore, Executive Director of Professional Policy said: “RSNA is a very important event for our profession and although we are unable to attend in person this year having speakers on the programme will showcase on an international level, the industry-leading work of our members.
Christina and Janice have created engaging sessions that moves the conversation forward in their respective areas as well as positioning patients at the heart of what we do.”
To learn more about RSNA 2021, please visit: https://www.rsna.org/