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Thank you for joining us for the SAR 2019 Annual Meeting Social Activities!  
Your feedback is very important to us!  Please take the brief, two question survey below
to help us plan for next year. 


Click here for the Social Activities Survey


When you visit the survey page, you will have access to handouts, words of wisdom and contact rosters for the various activities!  Be sure to download your copy while they are available.


 We look forward to seeing you on social media and at the 2020 Annual Meeting




Details about various social events, and special programs being held during the annual meeting are listed below.  Some events require additional registration outside of your general meeting registration. Be sure to check back for updates and for links to RSVP to these activities, and check the SAR Meeting App for additional meetings and exact room locations. Please contact the SAR office with any questions about any of these activities.



SAR Orientation for Trainees, New Members and First-time Attendees - NEW!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Separate Event Registration Required - Click here to RSVP

Come meet other new members and attendees and learn more about the Society! Topics to be covered include: how to plan your week (including special events for early career members); navigating the resort; how to get involved with the Society through committees, workshops and the *new* Residents and Fellows Section; and tips for networking and time management.


Fun Run - NEW!

Monday, March 18, 2019

6:00 AM

Event Registration Welcomed - Not Required

Early birds welcome!  All SAR attendees, especially trainee and early career members, are welcome to join us in the lobby for a fun run, jog or walk around the resort!


SAR Collaborative Research Forum - NEW!

Monday, March 18, 2019

1:15 - 3:15 PM

Separate Event Registration Required - Click here to RSVP

This program aims to provide a forum to form multi-institutional research collaborations in abdominal radiology. It will also be an opportunity for early career radiologists to gain experience and mentorship in performing research. Specific research projects will be presented and attendees will have the opportunity to sign up to be collaborators on projects of interest to them.  Check back for more specific presenter and project information as we get closer to the meeting.


PowerPoint and Presentation Master Class

Monday, March 18, 2019

4:00 - 5:15 PM

Separate Event Registration Required - Click here to RSVP 

Limited seats available

Presenters who are looking for guidance should attend this special session for tips on refining your PowerPoint and presentation skills, including how much material to include in a talk and using visuals effectively. Everyone is welcome. New presenters are especially encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity!


Welcome Reception

Monday, March 18, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Sign up is available through your meeting registration.

All meeting attendees are invited to attend the Welcome Reception on Monday evening. Details are available in the meeting brochure and through online registration.


Basketball Tournament  - NEW!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019  

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Event Registration Welcomed - Not Required

Trainee and Early Career members and meeting attendees are invited to participate in a recreational basketball tournament. This is another great way to get to know your peers, join us for some fun, stretch your legs and enjoy the outdoor court.  **the Basketball tournament was postponed to Wednesday due to weather**


SAR Mentoring Program Luncheon

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

1:15 - 2:45 PM

Separate Event Registration Required - Click here to RSVP

Each year, the SAR Mentoring Program Luncheon provides opportunities for senior SAR faculty members to play a role in helping mentees in research, clinical advice, career development and networking. This year’s event will feature small group “minute mentorship” for a more one-on-one experience! Spaces fill up fast so, save yours now!


Exhibit Hall Mix and Mingle

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

4:30 - 5:00 PM

No registration necessary

Prior to the Awards Ceremony, all attendees are invited to attend the Exhibit Hall Mix and Mingle where you can network and see the latest advancements in radiology.


Awards Ceremony and Reception

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 PM

RSVP through your meeting registration

Come celebrate this year's Special Award recipients as we recognize the mark they have made on Radiology and the Society.  Everyone is encouraged to join us for this very special ceremony and presentation of the SAR Awards and Honors.


SAR Career Discussions NEW!

Work/Life - Integration - Balance - Equilibrium - What Ever You Call it..... Can it Happen and How Can Women and Men Support One Another? 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Separate Event Registration Required - Click here to RSVP

Limited seats available

This interactive panel discussion will address the question of how people approach work and home life differently and whether you call it work/life balance or integration or equilibrium, can it be achieved? This event is for all SAR members and will discuss the following linked articles:  

Work-life Balance for Physicians: The What, the Why, and the How;

The New Norm: Work-life Integration, Not Balance; and

Beyond Work-life Balance; Perhaps Dynamic Equilibrium

(click each linked article to read)


SAR Networking Happy Hours

Hour 1: Sunday, March 17, 2019, 8:00 - 10:00 PM

Hour 2: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 8:00 - 10:00 PM

Event Registration Welcomed - Not Required

Meeting attendees are welcome to meet together and connect at Trevi's Terrazza Fire Pit (Sunday) and the Market Place in the meeting foyer area (Tuesday) throughout the meeting. On Sunday and Tuesday in particular, everyone is invited to come together for Happy Hour. Young MDs and new SAR members are especially encouraged to attend to meet fellow members and peers. Spread the word and join us!


COMING SOON: Residents and Fellows Stay Tuned for More Activities Just for YOU!

The new SAR Residents and Fellows Committee is working on some activities especially for SAR members in training.  Check back here and watch you inbox for more information! 



Lunchtime Symposia at SAR 2019

You are cordially invited to the following lunchtime symposia at SAR 2019! Registration is required using the linked registration forms below for each event and participation is limited. We hope you will support the SAR and our corporate partners by attending one or more of these events! No CME credit is provided for these events.


GE Healthcare Lunch Symposium
Monday, March 18, 2019
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
| Grand Salon

Click here to register

Oral Contrast Media in Abdominal CT
Speakers: Dushyant V. Sahani, MD and Benjamin M. Yeh, MD
Panelists: Judy Yee, MD and Jessica Pfannensteil, BSRT(CT)(R)
GE Contact:


Siemens Healthineers Lunch Symposium
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM |
Grand Salon

Click here to register

Clinical Utility and Workflow for DECT in Abdominal Imaging
Jennifer W. Uyeda, MD
Siemens Contact:


Philips Healthcare Lunch Symposium
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
1:05 PM - 1:50 PM |
Grand Salon

Click here to register

Improved Abdominal Imaging with the IQon Spectral CT
Benjamin M. Yeh, MD
Philips Contact:


Other Special Programs and Committee Meetings

Be sure to check the SAR Meeting App for room assignments and a list of all meeting occurring during the week.


Disease-Focused Panel Meetings

For those involved in or interested in DFPs, visit the DFP Meeting Schedule page for more information.  


ACR DSI Use Case - Interest Meeting
Monday, March 18, 2019
4:30 - 5:30 pm

SAR is exploring a collaboration between the DFPs and the the ACR Data Science Institute (DSI) to develop Use Cases for Artificial Intelligence (AI). This organizational and informational meeting is for those who may be interested in submitting use cases.involved in or 


Committee Meetings

Committee meetings are scheduled individually and as-needed.  If you are involved in a committee that will meet during the annual meeting, you will receive a notice and details from the SAR office and committee chair. 

Email: | Phone: 847-752-5355
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