The Radiology Business Management Association is asking all 2021 PaRADigm attendees to provide proof of inoculation prior to arriving in Las Vegas next month. 

For those who cannot comply, the Oak Brook, Illinois-based professional society said it’s offering a “robust” virtual component for its popular annual meeting that kicks off Nov. 28. 

The society was seeking coverage for losses related to last year's annual meeting, but a federal judge said the event insurance clearly excluded communicable diseases

The announcement comes the same day HIMSS said it will require attendees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if they want to attend its Las Vegas conference in August.  

During remarks made Sunday, the noted University of Colorado Denver professor implored his peers to focus on the specialty's promising future, rather than its past. 

A panel of judges winnowed the final list down to five after receiving dozens of submissions from some of the biggest names in imaging. 

“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. 

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