The RSNA is introducing a new program to develop global partnerships and improve health equity, access, safety, and patient care in South, Central, and North America.
The program is titled, "Building Connections Across the Americas: Addressing Access to Radiology." It is being funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration and will convene thought leaders through three events between 2022 and 2023.
The first event will be held at RSNA 2022 at McCormick Place in Chicago on 30 November 2022. It will consist of a half-day seminar focusing on issues of healthcare access, equity, and radiation safety throughout the Americas.
For the second event, RSNA will host an invited training session for regional radiology department chairs, hospital administrators, and industry in collaboration with the society's Global Learning Center site at Hospital Metropolitano in Quito, Ecuador.
The third event will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, in conjunction with Jornada Paulista de Radiologia (JPR) 2023.
The society said it hopes the series will assist with strategy for medical imaging professionals and stakeholders in the Americas for collaboration and best practices when it comes to radiologic patient care.