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The SABI Annual Meeting


We understand the uncertainties and concerns that many of you have regarding travel and in person meetings at this time.  For this reason, we would like to update you regarding our annual meeting in Washington D.C., which is currently scheduled to take place from October 9-13.  Please be assured that the health and well-being of our members, registrants, and staff is our top priority.

The Board of Directors have determined that the meeting will continue as planned. However, to maximize safety for all in attendance, we will require that everyone at the meeting be vaccinated and have a negative COVID test in the days leading up to the meeting.

Vaccinations cards can be uploaded HERE.  
A negative antigen test or RT-PCR test within 72 hours of arriving at the meeting is required.  You may upload the results using the same vaccination card link or bring it with you to the meeting.

As per current CDC recommendations, masks will also be required for indoor activities, except when drinking or eating. All local D.C. and CDC guidelines will of course be adhered to at the meeting.  We are also working with the Grand Hyatt staff to mitigate risk wherever possible.

Importantly, we recognize that the situation is evolving, and we will continue to update you promptly with any new developments. Please feel free to reach out to any of us on the Board with any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have. 

With respect and best wishes,

SABI Board of Directors

Upload Your Vaccination Card Here 

Since 1978, SABI has been pivotal in highlighting the latest in advanced body imaging technology and clinical care best practices. The evolution of technology has been accelerated, making this year’s event more important than ever.


In 1978, the first SABI (then, SCBT-MR) Annual Meeting was staged in San Diego CA. creating a gathering place for the growing body imaging community to share ideas and discuss the path forward for developing technologies. Fast-forward more than 40 years and you’ll discover a SABI meeting that looks vastly different from the first event, but still remains true to the core objective of connecting individuals and advancing the imaging community.


SABI is recognized as a critical and inclusive social gathering of body imaging leaders. Department Chairs, academic and private practice radiologists, physicists, and technologists convene along with industry partners at SABI to solve challenges, highlight advancements and cultivate new innovation and future leadership, collaborate on policy, and network with colleagues and peers. SABI proudly invites industry leaders to submit their research and share the same stage with young professionals to engage in discussions that may shape the future of imaging space.


Even in this age of technology, nothing compares with face-to-face interactions with people you would never have had the opportunity to meet otherwise.  You never know what new partnership could arise in a place you’d least expect, and if you aren’t there to seize it, your colleagues will instead.  At SABI, you’ll make invaluable connections and mentors, meet new friends, catch up with old colleagues, and collaborate on new research and practices guidelines that were too important for an email. We’re facilitating connections between all segments of the imaging industry and beyond:

Attend SABI 2021 and look forward to the hallway interactions, receptions, and other social encounters.

  • Evening Receptions for impromptu conversations.
  • Committee & Roundtable session meetings to promote interaction and camaraderie.
  • "Meet the JCAT Editors" workshops and meet-ups.
  • New Member and AAWR Networking Breakfasts.
  • The DC Mall Fun Run/Walk, which welcomes runners, walkers, and cheerleaders of all experience levels.
  • Speed Mentoring Sessions & Networking for young professionals, hosted by the Early Career Committee.
  • Poster Mentoring Session, hosted by the SABI Fellows & SABI Research.


Your stay at Grand Hyatt Washington places you in the heart of Washington, D.C. The WMATA Metro Center train is directly connected to the hotel lobby, so you can  easily navigate the city.  Reservations must be made by September 17.
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