RSNA 2021 Requires Masks and Proof of Vaccination

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The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) announced today that all attendees to the Society’s 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting being held at McCormick Place Chicago will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and wear masks. Additional details, including instructions for the verification process, will be provided in the coming weeks.

“With a mission that focuses on health and patient care, RSNA is strongly committed to protecting the health and safety of all meeting attendees, and—by extension—their families, colleagues, friends, and the global community,” said RSNA president Mary C. Mahoney, M.D. “As the convener of the world’s leading medical imaging forum, we want to provide the safest possible meeting environment for all our participants.”

“There is strong consensus among health care experts that the COVID-19 vaccines are effective in reducing the chance of serious illness or death resulting from the disease,” Dr. Mahoney said.

RSNA will also follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local recommendations in place at the time of the meeting in regard to social distancing and will require that RSNA 2021 attendees wear masks in all public indoor spaces.

RSNA is working closely with the City of Chicago and McCormick Place to provide a safe and comfortable experience for attendees. McCormick Place has enhanced its air quality and cleaning procedures and has received multiple accreditations for maintaining a safe and hygienic environment.

RSNA’s virtual meeting component will allow unvaccinated individuals to participate in the meeting remotely. The Virtual Meeting will offer 100% of eligible meeting programming with on-demand content through April 30, 2022.

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RSNA 2021 Requires Masks and Proof of Vaccination.  Appl Radiol. 

By News Release| August 12, 2021
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