Penn Radiology Global Health Imaging Case Competition - Latin America and The Caribbean

Join us for the Penn Radiology Global Health Imaging Case Competition! This free virtual webinar event will feature presentations by the finalists and a keynote speaker.

 Focus: Latin America And The Caribbean 
Saturday, March 18th, 9 - 12PM (EST)


The Global Health Imaging Case Report Competition is a collaboration between the Departments of Radiology at Penn Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), along with the Perelman School of Medicine Center for Global Health. It is designed for medical trainees in low- and middle-income countries to present cases unique to their region. The free virtual event will feature presentations by the finalists and a keynote speaker. 


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Carlos F. Ugas Charcape, MD

Photo of Dr. Carlos F. Ugas Charcape

Dr. Carlos F. Ugas Charcape is a Pediatric Radiologist with 14 years of experience in the field. He is currently working at the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño San Borja in Peru, where he serves as the Head of the Department of Diagnostic Support and Department of Research and Innovation. He is involved in research that focuses on thoracic and cardiac imaging, general pediatric imaging, and innovations such as AI and 3D printing. In addition, Dr. Ugas is an active member of the Latin American Society of Pediatric Radiology (SLARP) and is currently serving as President. He is also on the editorial staff for the Pediatric Radiology Journal.


Case competition submissions should be centered around relevant medical images demonstrating patient presentation and course of disease as well as patient story which explains their social circumstances.

Why participate?

This free event will provide a platform for networking, professional advancement, and learning while having fun (and potentially winning prize money).

1st place - $1000
2nd place - $500
People’s Choice - $250 

The winning case will also be published in Applied Radiology.

When does judging take place?

Presentations by selected participants will be given and judged during the virtual event on March 18th, 9 AM (EST). 

What do entrants need to do?

Submit an abstract limited to 500 words which includes:

·         Name, department, institution and country

·         Name of mentor and other team members

·         Brief description of the case and course of disease/treatment

·         Description of available imaging studies (for example: CT abdomen and pelvis showing a 9 cm abdominal mass)

·         Unique past medical and social history

What else do entrants need to know?

·         Submissions should be limited to one per trainee and three per institution.

·         Each submission requires a mentor who is a consultant physician or equivalent level of training in the same institution.

·         All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and a subset will be selected for further consideration.

·         Selected participants will be given further instructions to submit a complete case presentation that includes images.

·         Selected participants will be invited to present their cases on the day of the conference.

·         Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the conference.

·         Appropriate patient consent should be obtained, and no patient identifier should be included in submissions.