2012 CNS ANNUAL MEETING
|Visa and Passport Requirements|
|We are pleased that you are planning to attend the 2012 CNS Annual Meeting and understand the many challenges
our international members and attendees face with obtaining visas and
offer the following information to help clarify the process and aid you in your efforts.
The decision to grant visas belongs solely to the embassy/consulate. The CNS cannot promise that you or your colleagues will receive a visa. Likewise, the
CNS cannot change the decision of the governmental agency should your application be denied. If your questions about requesting a letter are not answered here,
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the current state of world events, the U.S. State Department recommends that you begin your visa application process well in advance of your travel
dates. Visa applications face more scrutiny - and a longer waiting period - than they have in the past.
In order to grant your request for a visa letter, the CNS requests the following:
- Your Name, Address (required)
- Your Passport Number and Date of Birth (optional)
Please note: The CNS cannot promise that you or your colleagues will receive a visa. Nor can we change the decision of the governmental agency should your
application be denied.
For more information on obtaining a visa, visit these web sites:
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires all citizens of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda to have a passport or
other accepted document that establishes the bearer’s identity and nationality to enter or depart the United States from within the Western Hemisphere.
For more information go to http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1200693579776.shtm
The 2012 CNS Annual Meeting Dates
Saturday, October 6 - Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
The official language of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting is English. All abstracts and presentations will be in English.
These announcements and other details are also available on our web site: www.cns.org
Location of the 2012 CNS Annual Meeting
McCormick Place, Lakeside Center
The McCormick Place, Lakeside Center is located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616.
Your Registration Fee Includes:
- One ticket to the Opening Reception on Sunday, October 7, 2012.
- Admission Sunday - Wednesday General Scientific Sessions.
- Admission Monday - Wednesday.
Original Science Program, including Oral Presentations, Multidisciplinary Session and Neurosurgical Forum.
3-D Operative Session
Exhibit Hall Access, including Beverage Breaks.
Reception with Exhibitors.
With hundreds of your corporate contacts displaying their products and services, the Digital Poster Center, Product and
Technology Showcase, Research and Development Exchange as well as daily beverage breaks, the 2012 CNS Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall
provides the latest advances in neurosurgical technology.
|Tools for Travelers|
Climate and Clothing
Chicago, IL is a beautiful city in the fall. October temperatures average a high of 63 degrees and a low of 45 degrees.
O’Hare International Airport is 17 miles from the McCormick Place.
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
Convert your currency to US dollars.
|Key Dates to Remember
||October 7, 2012
CNS Opening Reception
McCormick Place Lakeside Center, Lakeside Ballroom
||October 9, 2012
Snack Break with Exhibitors
McCormick Place Lakeside Center, Hall D