By staff writers

November 5, 2010 -- Consider it a sign of the times: RSNA has removed presentation abstracts from the program guide for its 2010 meeting, enabling the Oak Brook, IL, society to produce a slimmed-down document that's in keeping with its goal of hosting a greener meeting.

RSNA attendees for years have thumbed through abstracts in the printed program as they build their schedules for the conference. By removing abstracts from the program, the society is saving both paper and money, but more importantly, it's moving attendees to the conference's Web site, where an online program guide is available that enables users to search, sort, and filter data.

"While the society will save money by reducing the size of the program, the main interest is acquainting people with the online program, which is much easier to search and to use for building personal schedules," said Roberta Arnold, RSNA's assistant executive director for publications and communications.

Some 22,000 professional registrants will still get a guide to the meeting, "RSNA 2010 Program in Brief," a 738-page document in 5 x 8-inch format that does not include abstracts. The RSNA is also pointing attendees to its mobile site, which is accessible at

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