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Inaugural Case Competition Focus: Africa

Saturday September 18, 2021
8:00 am - Noon (EDT)

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 was designed for medical trainees in low- and middle-income countries to present cases unique to their region. The free virtual webinar event featured presentations by the finalists, “unknown cases” challenge, and a keynote speaker.


Keynote Speaker: Hammed Ninalowo, MD

Hammed Ninalowo, MD, Penn Radiology 2021 Global Health Case Competition Keynote SpeakerCo Director, Accuread Radiology Nig LTD
Founder, CEO, IRDOC Vascular and Interventional Radiology LTD

Dr. Hammed Ninalowo is a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist who completed his IR training here at Penn Medicine. He is the first U.S.-trained physician to offer the full spectrum of interventional radiology services in Nigeria. 

“I was told that standing up an IR practice in sub-Saharan Africa was impossible. It was then my mission to make the advanced therapies of interventional radiology readily available there. IRDOCNIGERIA was founded because I simply believed 'impossible' was nothing.”

Guest Judge: Pradnya Mhatre, MD, MRMD

Pradnya Mhatre MD, MRMD, Guest Judge, 2021 Global Health Imaging Case Competition Editorial Board Member, Applied Radiology
Focus: New AR Column on Global Health Imaging

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Case Submission Guidelines

Deadline for abstracts was Friday July 30, 2021.


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

Cash Prize:
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 were given and judged during the virtual event on September 18.   

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 event.
  • Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the webinar.
  • Appropriate patient consent should be obtained, and no patient identifier should be included in submissions.
  • Deadline for abstracts was Friday July 30, 2021 at 5pm EDT. 

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