The Radiological Society of North America is canceling its annual meeting slated for later this year and moving the event to a web format, leaders announced Tuesday afternoon. 

The 106th iteration of the meeting will kick off on Nov. 29 at the McCormick Place Convention Center, which is currently being operated as a 1,000-bed temporary hospital. 

SIIM said the decision was influenced by both continued travel restrictions among its members and a desire to quell the spread of COVID-19. 

“The health and safety of ACR members and the patients they serve, as well as that of ACR employees and local hospitality staff, are the primary reason for this transition,” Geraldine McGinty, MD, chair of ACR’s Board of Chancellors, said in a statement.   

The European Society of Radiology is eyeing legal action against Austrian authorities, with organizers forced to delay the group’s 2020 conference in Vienna at the eleventh hour. 

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has officially canceled its 2020 annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, due to continued concerns over the new coronavirus.

Despite international travel interruptions due to COVID-19, HIMSS20 is moving “full steam ahead as scheduled” for March 9 to 13 in Orlando.

ECR 2020 was set to kick off next Wednesday, March 11, in Vienna. However, society leaders were “forced to make this decision” almost a week prior to the start date, given recent warnings issued by the WHO and others. 

"There’s so much to be excited about going forward," she told Radiology Business Journal Editor Dave Pearson in an exclusive interview. 

Women who use oral contraceptives have a “significantly” smaller area of the brain that’s responsible for regulating everything from body temperature to mood, appetite, sex drive and sleep cycles. 

The Radiological Society of North America continued to fill out its board of directors this week, naming a new president, president-elect and chairman. 

Electronic scooters have exploded in popularity, but are causing headaches in some communities.