2020 RAD-AID Conference

On November 7th and 8th, RAD-AID held its 12th annual RAD-AID Conference on Global Health Radiology for Low-Resource Regions & Medically Underserved Communities! This virtual edition of the conference brought together the RAD-AID community of leaders, volunteers, partners, and supporters from around the world.

Usually, RAD-AID Conference is hosted by the World Health Organization at the Pan American Health Organization Building in Washington DC. To strengthen our community and continue radiology capacity-building during this unprecedented time of pandemic and COVID-19 travel restrictions, RAD-AID 2020 was a virtual online event for presentations, networking, and team-building. The virtual edition of the RAD-AID Conference had over 500 registrants, with participants attending and presenting from across the globe! Thank you to all those that participated in our annual conference.

The 2020 Agenda is available for download.

Agenda Topics

  1. Challenges & Opportunities of Web-Based Outreach during COVID-19
  2. Impact of COVID-19 on radiology global health
  3. AI and Global Health Ethics
  4. AI and Global Health Radiology Capacity Building
  5. ASRT 100th anniversary: the ASRT/RAD-AID Partnership for Global Health
  6. Operational Strategies for Mentorship and Leadership Development
  7. The Agile Organizational Model at RAD-AID: Agile Management & Global Health
  8. Nursing for Global Health Radiology: CT safety, maternal-infant health, health navigation, cancer screening, medical systems management, and more.
  9. RAD-AID Learning Center: Educational Innovation for Global Health Outreach
  10. Medical Physics and QA/QC for Image Quality and Safety
  11. PACS, Cloud, and IT Infrastructure Training
  12. Breast Imaging in Low-Resource Communities: The path towards earlier detection
  13. Interventional Radiology Programs in Kenya, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Ethiopia.
  14. Ultrasound training for Midwives during COVID19: Safeguarding maternal-infant health
  15. Simulators and Virtual Reality for IR training in low-resource settings
  16. RAD-AID USA: Serving the Underserved in US shortage areas
  17. The role of portable ultrasound in global health: point-of-care versus diagnostics
  18. 3D or 2D and role of AI: the future of breast imaging in low-resource communities
  19. What is Radiology-Readiness after 12 years of RAD-AID?
  20. RAD-AID Country-Reports – a resource for volunteer-preparedness and health service development
  21. Strategies for global health team-building: creating a vision, mentoring, and achieving outcomes
  22. Mentorship in Radiology Global Health
  23. Geographic Information Systems and Aircraft-based Mobile Outreach
  24. Pediatric Radiology in underserved regions
  25. Thirty-Five Countries will be covered throughout presentations (see map below)
  26. Medical Students: preparing the next generation of global health leaders
  27. RAD-AID Chapters: Global Health Mentorship & Project Development
  28. Medical supply chains in radiology capacity-building: challenges and opportunities
  29. Radiation Oncology and the Low-Resource Cancer Care Pipeline