Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists (ITARSc)


Held during the RSNA annual meeting, this workshop provides PhD scientists in imaging research and biomedical engineering with an introduction to the scope of research and keys to success in the imaging sciences.

ITARSc workshop dates and location

Nov. 27–30, 2023 | McCormick Place, Chicago IL

Application process

The application deadline for 2023 has passed. Applications for next year’s workshop will be available by April 2024.

Workshop topics include:

  • Faculty tracks for imaging scientists.
  • Building and organizing a laboratory.
  • Commercial partnerships, intellectual property, and technology transfer.
  • Importance and development of clinical collaborations.

Some ITARSc programming will be shared with participants of the Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR) workshop.

Selected ITARSc participants receive a $1,000 award (through their respective departments) to offset travel costs to the RSNA annual meeting. Complimentary meeting registration is provided.

Please note: Some workshops topics may change.

Learning objectives

  • Introduce participants to the scope of research in the imaging sciences.
  • Highlight the important role of PhDs in the imaging sciences.
  • Identify keys to success for PhD scientists in imaging research.
  • Introduce participants to successful radiological researchers that may serve as future mentors. 

Course director

Elizabeth A. Krupinski, PhD 

Applicant criteria

This workshop is intended for postdoctoral fellows and junior researchers in the imaging sciences or biomedical engineering with no more than six years since the award of their doctorate.

Contact us

Please direct all workshop questions to and we will be happy to assist you.