News | SIIM | June 20, 2024

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine is gearing up for its SIIM24 Annual Meeting and InformaticsTECH Expo, “Making Waves in Imaging Informatics,” set for June 27-29 in National Harbor, MD, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine is gearing up for its SIIM24 Annual Meeting and InformaticsTECH Expo, “Making Waves in Imaging Informatics,” set for June 27-29 in National Harbor, MD, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine is gearing up for its SIIM24 Annual Meeting and InformaticsTECH Expo, “Making Waves in Imaging Informatics,” set for June 27-29 in National Harbor, MD, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.


June 20, 2024 — The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) is gearing up for its SIIM24 Annual Meeting and InformaticsTECH Expo, “Making Waves in Imaging Informatics,” set for June 27-29 in National Harbor, MD, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Program Committee Chair is Christopher J. Roth, MD, MMCL, CIIP, FSIIM, Duke University Medical Center. Roth is Professor of Radiology, Duke Neuroradiology, and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Imaging Service Line, Vice Chair of Radiology for Clinical Informatics and Information Technology, and Director of Imaging Informatics Strategy. SIIM24 Committee Vice-Chair is Paul Yi, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he is Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, and Director, University of Maryland Medical Intelligent Imaging (UM2ii) CenterThey are joined by 28 additional program committee persons helping to coordinate this year’s annual meeting.

Planners note that on the educational session front, SIIM this year will blend top of mind content in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Enterprise Imaging, Productivity & Workflow, and Standards through high impact learning formats to assist you in building a learning journey that meets your needs. The 3-day expo allows participants to engage with innovators and learn about new technologies showcased in the enterprise imaging informatics arena.

SIIM24 Program Highlights

This year’s program offers learning opportunities, networking and expertise from some of the industry’s leading experts.

Pre-conference education opportunities include three programs: IIP Bootcamp - which is the leading way for imaging informatics professionals to confidently prepare to take the ABII-CIIP certification exam; Epic Users Group Meeting - where SIIM members can join the SIIM Epic peer support network by attending the 2024 SIIM Epic imaging informatics users meeting, share best practices, and learn how to navigate Epic implementations and optimize the use of Epic day-to-day; and the SIIM-ACR Data Summit, which planners note will cover everything from data to diagnostics, with a focus on ethics in artificial intelligence (AI). They note that, as AI continues to advance the field of radiology, it’s imperative to ensure medical imaging AI is tested, transparent and trustworthy.

The general session will feature the following educational programs: Learning Labs, Scientific Presentations, and Trainee Activities. Learning topics include: enterprise imaging; artificial intelligence; professional development; standards; and productivity and workflow. Continuing education opportunities, including CME and Multiple CE will be available for participants.

Focused on large language models (LLMs) and generative AI (GenAI), attendees are encouraged to “explore the transformative role of LLMs and generative AI, uncovering advanced techniques for data analysis, interpretation, and seamless integration into diagnostic workflows.” On the enterprise imaging front, meeting participants can gain valuable insights into the integration of imaging strategies across diverse medical specialties, as experts delve into enterprise imaging and the unique challenges posed by specialties like pathology, ophthalmology, and cardiology. And in the AI Playground, program coordinators are offering the chance to run and build AI models, test yourself against AI, and discover new innovations from the past year.

Hot Topics, Special Themes

Sessions presented within the “Enterprise Imaging is Turning 10” category will help attendees gain valuable insights into integrating imaging strategies across medical specialties, including pathology, ophthalmology and cardiology.

Program planners emphasize that “AI integration in clinical practice has the potential to enhance diagnostics, treatment planning and patient care, revolutionizing healthcare with precision and efficiency.” In the sessions scheduled within the “Beyond the AI Hype” theme, four different sessions and speakers will deep dive into issues of academia, commercial solution, understanding validation, navigating bias and integrating generative AI. And focused on operational security, the session category, “Are you ready to secure the enterprise?” delivers a range of need-to-know, practical, hands-on security knowledge. Sessions include “Intro to Security Learning Lab” to “Securing the Imaging AI Workflow,” and “Operational Security from Procurement to End of Life,” among others.

Keynote Speakers

In addition to over 200 speakers presenting on a wide range of hot topics during the meeting, four keynote speakers will share their insights.

The Opening General Session, set for Thursday, day one of SIIM24 on June 27 at 8:00 am ET will feature Kadija S. Ferryman, PhD, who is Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a presentation on “Thinking of Informatics as Social Infrastructure.” Later Thursday, at 5:15 p.m. ET, during the Women in Imaging Informatics Session, “Unleashing the Power of Networks and Experiences to Create Unexpected Opportunities” will be presented by Nisha Mehta, MD. Mehta is a radiologist, and founder, Physician Side Gigs and Physician Community.

On Friday,  June 28, during the InformaticsTECH day General Session, “Random Acts of Medicine” will be the theme of the address by Anupam B. Jena, MD, PHD. Jena is a Physician-Economist, Joseph .P Newhouse Professor, Harvard Medical School, as well as an author and the Host of the 'Freakonomics, M.D.' Podcast.

The SIIM Membership Meeting will take place Friday from 4:15 pm - 5:15 p.m., featuring Tessa S. Cook, MD, PhD, CIIP, FSIIM, who is current SIIM Executive Committee Chair. Cook is with Penn Medicine as Fellowship Director, Imaging Informatics Co-Director, Center for Practice Transformation in Radiology; and Chief, 3-D and Advanced Imaging.

In the Closing General Session, on June 29, the 2024 Samuel J. Dwyer Lecture will be delivered by J. Raym Geis, MD, FSIIM, Adjunct Associate Professor of Radiology, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO, who will present “Designing and Managing Medical Imaging Learning Systems.”

The SIIM24 Abstract Program will showcase hypothesis-driven research and experiential work by lead investigators in a total of nine sessions offered throughout the meeting. Poster and Demonsrtations Roving Tours in the Expo Hall will also allow for attendees to engage with authos of the cutting-edge work being presented, according to planners. In addition, the “Ignite Innovation: Unleashing the Power of Industry Thought Leaders” sessions offers a unique opportunity to gain expertise and inspiration from the industry’s brightest minds.

TechExpo Hall Hours during SIIM24 are as follows: Thursday from 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

SIIM membership is involved in all facets of imaging informatics, encompassing diverse workflows, machine learning, information security, and standards. With a focus on enterprise imaging, SIIM strives to optimize the capture, management, analysis, and exchange of clinical imaging and multimedia content. The Leesburg, VA-based organization reports that its diverse membership includes physicians, administrators, researchers, and industry vendors worldwide, committed to improving healthcare quality, safety, and efficiency.

More information: www.siim.org


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