The American College of Radiology (ACR) Council Steering Committee has made the decision to conduct the ACR 2021 Annual Meeting (ACR 2021) virtually from May 15-19. The virtual ACR 2021 meeting will encompass not only governance essentials, as in 2020, but will also include educational programming and networking opportunities.
“The ACR Council Steering Committee made this difficult decision in consideration of the safety of all ACR members and their families, as well as ACR staff,” says Richard Duszak, Jr., MD, FACR, ACR Council Speaker. “We also know that many of our attendees are under travel restrictions and unable to attend an in-person meeting. This virtual meeting format will therefore enable more members to engage in these important governance and knowledge-sharing activities.”
Additionally, the Marriott Wardman Park has been closed since March with no guaranteed reopening date and the hotel has failed to inform the ACR of its ability to hold a meeting of this size while observing current restrictions and guidance on social distancing and sanitizing.
ACR 2021 participants will be able to virtually take part in:
- ACR caucus meetings
- Council elections
- Consideration of ACR practice parameters and technical standards
- Consideration of ACR policy resolutions
- The Presidential Address, BOC Chair’s Report and CEO Update
- The Moreton Lecture
- Convocation and awarding of ACR Gold Medals and Honorary Fellowships
The ACR anticipates registration will open in early 2021.