Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) Implemented in 2007, the WHTI requires all persons traveling by air between the United States and Canada,
Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean region to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter or re-enter
the United States. For more information go to http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1200693579776.shtm
The 2011 CNS Annual Meeting Dates Saturday, October 1 - Thursday, October 6, 2011.
Official Language The official language of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting is English. All abstracts and presentations will be in English.
Website These announcements and other details are also available on our web site: www.cns.org
Location of the 2011 CNS Annual Meeting Walter E. Washington Convention Center The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located in the heart of the nationís capital, steps from historic museums, great restaurants and wonderful attractions. Washington, DCís first convention center was erected in 1874, just two blocks from the site of the modern day Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel and Grand Hyatt Washington are the Co-Headquarter Hotels located at 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, DC.
Register on site!
The hotel is located directly across from the Washington Convention Center in the heart of downtown DC.
Registration and Information Desk Your Registration Fee Includes:
One ticket to the Opening Reception on Sunday, October 2, 2011.
Admission Sunday - Thursday General Scientific Sessions.
Admission Monday - Wednesday.
Original Science Program.
Exhibit Hall Access, including Beverage Breaks.
Wine and Cheese Reception with Exhibitors.
Exhibition There will be an ongoing industry exhibition in the Exhibit Hall at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where posters are displayed and coffee is served during the breaks.
In Honor of our International Colleagues, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons invites all International Attendees to the
CNS International Reception Wednesday, October 5, 2011
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery
Join your colleagues from around the globe for an evening of camaraderie. The National Portrait Gallery and
American Art Museum are housed in one historic landmark building, and depict the American Story and Experience through artwork.
Tools for Travelers
Climate and Clothing Washington, DC is a beautiful city in the fall. October temperatures average a high of 68 degrees and a low of 50 degrees.
Electricity The US uses 110-120 volts AC (60 cycles), compared with 220-240 volts AC (50 cycles) used in most countries in
Europe, Australia and New Zealand. If your small electrical appliances use 220-240 volts, you will need a 110-volt transformer and a
plug adapter with two flat parallel pins to operate them in the United States. Downward converters that change 220-240 volts to 110-120
volts are hard to find in the US