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RSNA 2009 Program - radRounds Guide to Finding Courses and Exhibits in Chicago

(CHICAGO) -- Every year, the RSNA puts up the largest medical conference in the world. With such a vast number of exhibits, abstracts, courses, and lectures, how does one approach the RSNA? Gone are the days of lugging around the thousand page program guide. RSNA has made significant advances in their website. Their website is evolving yearly to make browsing the RSNA program easier and easier. This year's online RSNA program is probably the best we have seen.

Website quick-link - http://rsna2009.rsna.org According to the RSNA program website,
"The Online Program has been completely revamped. To make it more user-friendly, it's now filter-based. Begin searching the Online Program by choosing from the filters Date, Area and Subspecialty on the left. Other search options include: Search Events, which is a free text search of all abstracts, and Search Author by Last Name." The RSNA program is divided into "areas" as follows:
Plenary Sessions Plenary Sessions are highlights of the RSNA annual meeting. Keynote addresses, annual orations, interpretation sessions, and special symposia are offered in the plenary session format. Plenary Sessions also provide the opportunity to recognize grant and award recipients and to honor individuals who have made important contributions to radiology. Location and times as noted.
Focus Sessions Special Focus Sessions address important radiology-related topics that are late breaking, controversial or require in-depth analysis. These sessions are open to all registrants and are scheduled throughout the week. Location and times as noted.
Multisession Courses Multisession courses are scheduled for time blocks ranging from several hours to several days, to allow intensive study of various topics.
Refresher/Informatics Refresher Courses are designed to cover both traditional and cutting edge topics in a subspecialty area. Informatics Courses present topics, such as advanced imaging tools and literature searches, as well as RSNA-sponsored informatics projects, including myRSNA®, MIRC®, RadLex®, IHE®, and Reporting. Location and times as noted.
Scientific Papers Scientific Paper presentations are completed hypothesis-driven research with a comprehensive report, a work-in-progress report of ongoing research of emerging ideas and techniques and containing initial yet defined results, or a brief pertinent report of a particular new aspect or understanding of clinical radiology. Location and time as noted.
Scientific Posters Scientific poster presentations are completed hypothesis-driven research with a comprehensive report, a work-in-progress report of ongoing research of emerging ideas and techniques and containing initial yet defined results, or a brief pertinent report of a particular new aspect or understanding of clinical radiology. Scientific posters are presented in electronic format on dedicated computers located in the Learning Center, Hall E, 8:00am - 6:00pm Sun, 7:00am - 10:00pm Mon – Thu, and 7:00am - 12:45pm Fri. Posters are available for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Day and times as noted.
Education Exhibits Education exhibits should be designed to teach or review radiologic signs, pathologic correlations, procedures, techniques, treatments, and interventions or other aspects related to the practice of imaging. Exhibits are located in the Learning Center, Hall E, 8:00am - 6:00pm Sun, 7:00am - 10:00pm Mon - Thu, and 7:00am - 12:45pm Fri. Select exhibits are available for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Day and times as noted.
Vendor Computer Workshops Commercial vendors will conduct classes on their respective proprietary system in Hall D, Lakeside Center. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from experts about using computers in the field of radiology and gain first-hand knowledge with PACS, radiology information (RIS), computer-aided diagnosis (CAD), and more. CME credit is not available. Enjoy navigating and finding the events that interest you at the RSNA. radRounds will be at RSNA bringing up to date coverage and more from the ground at RSNA! The link to the RSNA online program is here:
http://rsna2009.rsna.org

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