RSNA registrations down almost 56% compared to last in-person meeting prior to the pandemic
November 23, 2021
Registrations for the world’s largest medical imaging conference are down almost 56% when compared to
final tallies from the last in-person iteration, organizers revealed Monday.
The Radiological Society of North America expects about 19,000 attendees at its 107th annual scientific assembly, which kicks off Sunday, Nov. 28, in Chicago. Another 4,000 have registered to attend virtually, for a total of 23,000.
COVID-19 forced Oak Brook, Illinois-based RSNA to shelve the in-person portion of its conference in 2020, marking the first such cancellation since World War 2. Prior to the pandemic, 51,800 individuals registered for the 2019 version, more than double this year’s current total. Organizers indicated in September that they expected the numbers to dip, due to ongoing uncertainty and international travel restrictions. RSNA is also requiring attendees to provide proof of vaccination and wear masks while visiting the convention center.
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