Amid the global COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 annual meeting of the American College of Radiology (ACR 2020) will be a completely virtual meeting that prioritizes ACR governance activities. The event will be held entirely online from May 16-19.
“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,” says Geraldine B. McGinty, MD, MBA, FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors. “We support and participate in ongoing national efforts to reduce coronavirus [COVID-19] risk. As such, the ACR will empower ACR 2020 participants to take part online.”
The ACR 2020 virtual meeting will enable participants to take part in and experience:
- ACR caucus meetings
- ACR elections
- Consideration of ACR practice parameters and technical standards
- Consideration of ACR policy resolutions
- Livestreaming of presidential address and chair’s report
- Awarding of ACR Gold Medals and Honorary Fellowships
“The move to a virtual meeting allows us to continue to carry out important ACR business while ensuring the health and safety of those involved,” says Richard Duszak, Jr, MD, FACR, speaker of the ACR Council. “The move to a virtual meeting is the right thing to do during this difficult time for health care providers, those we serve and our nation.”
In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the annual RADPAC Gala and Capitol Hill Day events will not take place.
For more information, visit ACR.