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Sexual Medicine Society of North America, Inc.
& International Society for Sexual Medicine
2012 World Meeting on Sexual Medicine
August 26 – 30, 2012
Dear World Meeting on Sexual Medicine Attendees:
On behalf of the Local Arrangements Chair, Dr. Larry Levine, we are pleased to provide you with a complete listing of Chicago Restaurants that you may wish to try while you are in Chicago. Some of these are difficult to get reservations at so we encourage you to make plans in advance.
We hope this is of help to you and look forward to seeing you in Chicago!
Click Here to View the Restaurant Guide
GENERAL MEETING INFORMATION
This is the 18th Scientific Meeting of the SMSNA and the 15th World Meeting of the ISSM. The meeting is being held August 26 – 30, 2012 at the Sheraton Chicago, IL USA. Specialists from all over the world will discuss the latest research findings and practical data in sexual medicine. Specialists include (but are not limited to) scientists, clinicians and physicians in field of urology, andrology, gynecology, psychology and psychiatry.
Registration/Information Desk Hours are as follows:
Sunday, August 26, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, August 27, 2012 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 30, 2012 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Hours are as follows:
Sunday, August 26, 2012 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, August 27, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
One ticket to each evening function is included in your registration fee.
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: 1 ticket is included with registration; additional tickets are $65.00.
The Sexual Medicine Society of North America and International Society for Sexual Medicine welcomes attendees to the 2012 World Meeting on Sexual Medicine. Members can visit with exhibitors and connect with fellow members all while enjoying delicious drinks and Hors d’oeuvres.
One ticket to the optional event is included in spouse/guests registration fee.
Chicago Architecture Boat Tour
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m .
Date: August 27, 2012
Cost: 1 ticket is included in spouse/guests registration; additional tickets are $65.00
Discover why Theodore Dreiser called Chicago the "Florence of the Midwest." There's no place like it, and no better way to see it than from the deck of the flagship Ft. Dearborn or the classic Innisfree. Join us for a 90 minute, jaw-dropping boat excursion down the Chicago river, through a city that defied all expectations.
Refreshments and snacks included on tour
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611
$189/night plus tax for standard single/double occupancy rooms
Hotel Deadline: July 30, 2012
SMSNA and ISSM have reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers at a discounted rate of
$189/night plus tax for standard single/double occupancy rooms.
The deadline to receive the SMSNA and ISSM group rate is July 30, 2012. SMSNA and ISSM encourages you to make your reservation early, as the hotel and discount block may sellout before this date. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis and higher rates may apply.
Attendees are responsible for making their reservations by calling
or online at www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/ISSM. Please reference the SMSNA and ISSM to receive the discounted rate.
Hotel Deposit & Cancellation Policy
A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold a reservation. All initial deposits are refunded and cancellation charges are waived if cancellation is made at least (72) hours prior to guest arrival.
TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION
Both Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) are within close proximity to the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Driving time is approximately 35 minutes and 25 minutes respectively.
Car Rental Information
Avis Rent-A-Car is the official rental car company for the SMSNA/ISSM World Meeting on Sexual Medicine. For reservations, please call
+1- 800-331-1600 . You must mention the code “J901055” to receive the discounted rates.
The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers offers both self parking ($35 per day) and valet parking ($49 per day). Please note that rates are subject to change.
Both Chicago airports offer easy access to the Chicago Transit Authority’s “L” System. From O’Hare International Airport, a one-way fare downtown on the Blue Line costs $2.25. From Midway Airport, a one-way fare downtown on the Orange Line costs $2.25. Please visit the following link for detailed directions: www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/trip_planner.aspx
Taxi Cab Services
Several Taxi companies work with both Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport. A few options are as follows:
American United Cab: +1-773-327-6161
Checker Taxi: +1-312-733-4790
Flash Cab: +1-773-992-0303
Yellow Cab: +1-773-907-0020
ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Early Registration Deadline
Meeting registration forms must be received by the Executive Office by 8/1/12 to receive the discounted early registration rate. All forms received after this deadline will be assessed the regular registration fee.
Registration Cancellation & Refund Policy
Registration refund requests must be submitted in writing to the Executive Office by 8/1/12. All refund requests will be subject to a $100 processing fee. No refunds will be made after 8/1/12.
For accommodations on the basis of disability or special dietary needs, please call +1-847-517-7225.
Please feel free to contact the Executive Office by:
Accreditation Statement/Educational Needs & Objectives
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