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Metro Toronto Convention Centre welcomes American Roentgen Ray Society for 115th Annual Meeting

Toronto, ON: The oldest radiology association in the United States is being welcomed into Canada once again as the Annual Meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is set to begin in Toronto. From April 19-24, approximately 2,500 members will attend courses, presentations, forums, and exhibits, which will all be housed inside the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). The city-wide event is expected to bring an estimated $7 million into the economy through local spending.

Following the success of its 2006 and 2012 annual meetings in Vancouver, the society sought out a host city in Eastern Canada for its 2015 event. Impressed with the square footage, open, versatile meeting spaces, and location within the heart of downtown, Toronto’s MTCC stood out as the exciting front-runner. 

Since its founding in 1900, ARRS has provided a forum for the discovery and discussion on radiology, with an overall goal of the advancement of medicine.

“Our mission is to improve health through a community committed to advancing knowledge and skills in radiology,” said Linda Thomas, Senior Director of Member, Meeting, and Marketing Services. “We hope our annual meeting attendees will engage in a professional dialogue that enhances their skills and advances their knowledge.”

The first annual meeting in 1900 was held in Buffalo, New York, and since then ARRS has built a membership close to 21,000 radiology professionals from around the world. Nearly 1,000 of those members are Canadian, with approximately 150 living specifically in the city of Toronto.

Whether members attend in person or virtually, the highly valued annual meeting allows delegates the opportunity to gain practice-based knowledge that will ultimately enhance performance and patient care.
More than 500 electronic exhibits will be on display at the MTCC, and top industry professionals will be on hand to share their expertise and take part in lively discussion and debate on medical imaging.

“For the last 115 years, ARRS’ annual meetings have provided its members the opportunity to network and learn from leaders in radiology,” said Barry Smith, President and CEO of the MTCC. “We are thrilled to now host this community of professionals in Toronto, and we are confident the city will provide this event with an exciting and vibrant backdrop.”
 
About the American Roentgen Ray Society
Founded in 1900, the American Roentgen Ray Society is the first and oldest radiology society in the United States. ARRS is dedicated to advancing medicine through radiology. For further information, please visit http://www.arrs.org/.
 
About the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada's number one convention and trade show facility. Over the past 30 years, the Centre has hosted over 18,000 events, entertained more than 55 million guests and has added $5.1 billion in direct spending to the community. For further information, please visit mtccc.com.

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