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      Registration/Housing 
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      I lost my badge. Where can I get a new one?
      Professional badge replacement and correction can be done at Professional Registration located in the Lakeside Center, Level 3, Hall D or Grand Concourse or at the Help Centers located in the Grand Concourse or Lakeside Center Ballroom, Level 3. Exhibitor attendance badge replacements can be done at Exhibitor Registration, Grand Concourse, Level 3.

      How can I change the contact information encoded in my badge?
      Your meeting badge serves as a virtual business card and is encoded with the name, institution, address, email address, phone/fax numbers and demographic information you supplied during registration. You can scan it to leave information with exhibitors as you choose.

      Badge updates and corrections can be made at Professional Registration located in the Lakeside Center, Level 3 Hall D or Grand Concourse or at the Help Centers located in the Grand Concourse or Lakeside Center Ballroom, Level 3.

      Where do I pick up my ribbon?
      Eligible attendees can pick up ribbons that they did not receive in advance of the meeting at Ribbon Pick Up counter located in the Grand Concourse, Level 3.

      What is the hotel change policy?

      Prior to November 8Make changes online at RSNA.org/Register or contact Experient at RSNA@Experient-inc.com. Name changes and/or swapping room reservations is not allowed. 

      November 11-19Reservations and deposits will be transferred from Experient to the hotels and therefore cannot be altered during this period.

      After November 19: Contact the hotel directly for date changes and room cancellations. Room availability and rates are at the hotel’s discretion. Changes made after November 8 and/or up to 7 days prior to date of arrival that result in a reduction of total room nights will incur a $50 fee charged by the hotel. Changes in arrival and departure dates made less than 1 week prior to arrival that result in a reduction of nights stayed may be considered as a cancellation by the hotel and may result in forfeiture of partial or all deposits paid. Early departure results in the hotel retaining the fee for a 1-night stay plus tax or the last night’s room deposit of $150, whichever is less. Failure to check in at the hotel on your scheduled arrival day will result in forfeiture of your reservation and hotel deposit. The hotel will accommodate you on a space-available basis.

      Beginning November 20, for any changes, cancellations or new reservations, please contact the hotels directly.

      What is the hotel cancellation policy?
      Written requests for room cancellations and full deposit refunds must reach Experient by November 8.

      Reservations canceled after November 8 and/or up to 7 days prior to date of arrival will incur a $50 cancellation fee charged by the hotel. Cancellations received less than 7 days prior to date of arrival will result in forfeiture of the full $300 deposit retained by the hotel. When canceling your room reservation directly with the hotel:

      • Note the date and time of your call
      • Document the name of the person with whom you spoke
      • Obtain a cancellation number

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      How do I obtain CME, MPCEC credit and CE credit?
      The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      The RSNA designates this live activity for a maximum of 93.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      NEW THIS YEAR: Claiming RSNA 2013 credit.  This year, say goodbye to the attendance "chits" in your badge wallet.  You will now document your attendance by evaluation RSNA 2013 courses and sessions and claim your credits online-on your own laptop or mobile device, or at any of the Internet Kiosks within McCormick Place.  The new interface allows you to begin your evaluation as early as 10 minutes after your course begins, claim your credits onsite, and walk way with your printed certificate in hand.  You'll also receive a link via email that allows you to print your certificate at home, and for RSNA members yor credits are automatically added to the RSNA CME Repository.  After the meeting, you'll still be able to evaluate courses and claim credit for one week.  Detailed instructions will be included in your meeting Bag, and staff will be on hand at the Internet Kiosks to assist you with the process.

      Radiologic technologist, please note: In addition to the above process, ARRT still requires Attendance Documentation Cards to claim Category A+/A continuing education (CE) credit.

      The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) has approved the direct transfer of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to MPCEC on a credit-for-credit basis for medical physicists.

      How do I access the RSNA 2013 Meeting Program?
      The complete RSNA  2013 Meeting Program  is available exclusively online before, during and after the meeting. Instantly search and locate specific courses, or browse by dozens of topics and subspecialties. Access the mobile site at m.rsna.org.

      Complimentary copies of the RSNA 2013 Program in Brief, a printed condensed version of the complete program, are available at one of two distribution centers: in the Grand Concourse, Level 3 and in the Lakeside Center, Level 3, Hall D. 

      How do I participate in Cases of the Day?
      The popular Cases of the Day are presented electronically in the Lakeside Learning Center. Each day, Sunday through Thursday , a new case in each of 15 categories will be displayed. Attendees will be able to submit a diagnosis for each case at nearby Internet Zones, on the electronic presentation system or via any web browser at RSNA 2013. For each correct diagnosis submitted, attendees will receive 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

      How do I know what room my session is in?
      Room assignments for courses can be found in the Pocket Guide, the online Meeting Program , printed Program in Brief, onsite Digital Navigator units and on printed course tickets. The first letter in the meeting room—E, W, N or S—stands for the East Building (also called Lakeside Center), West Building, North Building or South Building. The first numeral of the meeting room — 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 — stands for the level number. The last two digits specify the exact room. Some meeting rooms have divider walls, which create smaller spaces. These will have an a, b, c or d following the room number.  Example: N126b would be room 26b on level 1 of the North Building.

      Occasionally, last-minute changes must be made to course schedules and room assignments. Be sure to pick up the Daily Bulletin, the official newspaper of the RSNA annual meeting, for program change announcements.

      What is the Virtual Meeting?
      The Virtual Meeting is a magnificent complement for those attending the physical meeting, and an excellent way to experience RSNA 2013 even if you’re a world away.

      The virtual experience will include more than 40 live streaming courses, including Plenary Sessions, the Image Interpretation Session, Refresher Courses, Cases of the Day, Multisession Courses, Series Courses, and Scientific Sessions. Submit your diagnoses daily for Cases of the Day. Each day 14 new cases are featured. A Case of the Day consists of five cases per subspecialty area throughout the week. Answers will be revealed the following morning. Shop cutting-edge products, services, equipment and software from RSNA 2013 exhibitors. Watch live exhibitor product theater demonstrations. See courses and exhibitor presentations on demand through December 13.
      For RSNA/AAPM members, it’s only $100. The meeting is free for RSNA Members-in-Training, RSNA Medical Student Members or Retired RSNA Members. For non-members, it’s an excellent continuing education opportunity at $300.

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      What networking opportunities are available at RSNA 2013?
      The science, education and technology offered at RSNA 2013 are only one portion of the RSNA annual meeting experience. Networking with colleagues is also a major component. Networking Lounges can be found in Wi-Fi Zones throughout McCormick Place Convention Center. RSNA also offers ample seating in Bistro RSNA, in the Residents Lounge for residents and fellows, and the RSNA Research & Education Foundation Lounge, for donors. Attendees can also relax and network in the RSNA Plaza in the Lakeside Ballroom.

      How do I stay safe while traveling?
      RSNA recommends that you remove your badge outside the McCormick Place Convention Center and keep your personal items with you at all times. For tips on traveling in Chicago, visit the Explore Chicago Travel Tools page.

      What are some highlights of the meeting for residents?
      RSNA 2013 is resident-and fellow-friendly, with unparalleled networking opportunities and perks for trainees, including free refreshments and comfortable seating in the Residents Lounge, and the chance to meet RSNA VIPs at the Residents Reception on Monday evening in the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in McCormick Place.  In addition, RSNA 2013 offers the Resident/Fellow Symposium which is a program designed to provide useful information to residents and fellows as they begin their career paths.  Topics will include employment options, the process of looking for a job and legal aspects of radiology.  This program will be offered Wednesday afternoon.

      How do I obtain a certificate of attendance?
      Attendees can use computers in the Internet Kiosks located throughout the McCormick Place Convention Center to print a personalized certificate of attendance. After the meeting, please contact reginfo@rsna.org to request a certificate of attendance.

      How can I request information at a technical exhibitor booth?
      Your meeting badge serves as a virtual business card and is encoded with the name, institution, address, e-mail address, phone/fax numbers and demographic information you supplied during registration. Scan your badge at any exhibitor booth where you’d like receive additional information.

      Where do I go to change or upload my presentation?
      Speaker ready rooms are located in the North Building Level 4, Room N426A or Lakeside Center Level 2, Room E257.

      Is RSNA on Facebook and Twitter?
      Of course! Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter to participate in daily contests to win refresher course CDs, gift cards to popular Chicago stores and RSNA merchandise. Stay abreast of meeting happenings, such as courses and lectures, as well as things to do in the city.


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      What do I do when I arrive at McCormick Place?
      I registered before the November 8 deadline (October 25 for International registrants): Registration badges and materials were mailed to you in advance — bring this documentation to the Program Distribution area to pick up a meeting bag, program and lanyard. If you registered by this date, but did not receive your badge, proceed to the Already Registered line within Professional Registration, located in the Lakeside Center, Level 3, Hall D or the Grand Concourse to have the materials reprinted.

      I registered after the November 8 deadline: Registration badges and materials must be picked up onsite in the Lakeside Center, Level 3, Hall D or the Grand Concourse, Already Registered line within Professional Registration. A government issued photo ID, driver's license and/or passport is is required.  Only the registered individual is permitted to pick up his/her materials; attendees may not pick up materials for other registrants.

      I registered for the technical exhibits only one-day registration: Registration badges are not mailed in advance. Registration badges and materials must be picked up onsite in the Lakeside Center, Level 3, Hall D or the Grand Concourse, Already Registered line within Professional Registration. A government issued photo ID, driver's license and/or passport is required.  Only the registered individual is permitted to pick up his/her materials; attendees may not pick up materials for other registrants.

      I have not yet registered: Proceed to the New Registration line within Professional Registration in the Lakeside Center, Level 3, Hall D, or the Grand Concourse. You must complete the onsite registration form, provide verification and pay the applicable fees in order to obtain your badge and meeting materials.

      Where can I get quick answers to my questions onsite?
      Look for the "i" icon throughout McCormick Place to find help. Visit one of the Help Centers located in the Grand Concourse, Level 3, or Lakeside Center Ballroom, Level 3, or one of the Information Kiosks located throughout McCormick Place. You can also access computers at any of the Internet Kiosks located throughout McCormick Place.

      What do I do in case of an emergency?
      For all emergencies—fire, police and medical—dial 1-312-791-6060 or 6060 from any house phone at McCormick Place. Please do not call 911. Inform McCormick Place security of the nature of the emergency, your name, phone number from which you are calling, and exact location.

      Where is the lost and found?
      Lost articles may be picked up at the RSNA Security Office located in the North Building, Level 3, Hall B. After the meeting, all unclaimed articles will be returned to the RSNA Headquarters office. Please call 1-630-571-2670 or email reginfo@rsna.org.

      Is there a currency exchange?
      Foreign currency exchange services are available at O’Hare  International Airport, Midway International Airport and throughout the city.  See locations.

      Where can I charge my laptop, tablet or phone?
      Charging Stations are located throughout McCormick Place.  See page 7 of the Pocket Guide for specific locations. 

      Where can I check my email?
      Computers are available at Internet Kiosks throughout the McCormick Place Convention Center.

      Is Wi-Fi available?
      Yes. Wi-Fi is available throughout the McCormick Place Convention Center.

      Where are ATMs located?
      Cash machines are available in the South Building on Level 2.5 in the Convenience Center, North Building, Level 2, near McDonald's, Lakeside Center, Level 2, near the Arie Crown Box Office and West Building, Level 1, near the Transportation Center. All cash machines accept American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Cirrus and Plus.

      Where can I store my luggage?
      Luggage can be stored at any of the complimentary coat check areas located at McCormick Place Convention Center.

       

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      How do I locate an exhibit hall?
      Technical exhibits are in Halls A and B. Hall A is located in the South Building on Level 3. Hall B is located in the North Building on Level 3. Hall D is located in the Lakeside Center on Level 3. Education exhibits and scientific posters are located in Hall D, otherwise known as the Lakeside Learning Center. Be sure to pick up the Technical Exhibition Guide  for up-to-date exhibition information.

      Where can I see a list of technical exhibitors from RSNA 2013?
      Click here to see a list of exhibitors. 

      What are some of the features of the Technical Exhibition? 
      Publishers Row: Browse educational titles in all areas of medical imaging.

      Vendor Computer Workshops: Get hands-on tutorials of vendor software systems. 

      IHE® Image Sharing Demonstration: See how software and systems can communicate seamlessly across locations to eliminate CDs and create a better patient experience.

      Bistro RSNA: Purchase your Bistro tickets while you register online. Bistro RSNA offers a great lunch for an all-inclusive price in each of the exhibit halls.

      When are the exhibit halls open?

      Exhibit Hall Dates & Times:
       
      Sunday, December 1- Wednesday, December 4: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      Thursday, December 5: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

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      How do I get to my hotel?
      Various transportation options are available to and from O'Hare and Midway airports. 

      How do I get to and from my hotel to McCormick Place?
      RSNA provides complimentary shuttle bus transportation between hotels in the RSNA block and the McCormick Place Convention Center. Annual meeting attendees may also  ride the Metra Electric line for free between Millennium Station and McCormick Place using the Metra ticket included in their registration wallet. Trains run from downtown Chicago stations (Millennium Station,  Van Buren Street, and Museum Campus/11th Street) to the McCormick Place Convention Center Station in just 7 minutes. Stations are located within walking distance to many hotels. 

      How do I get around Chicago?
      Chicago offers a variety of public transportation and taxi services. 

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      What dining options are there at McCormick Place and in Chicago?

      Enjoy fresh and healthy options, international cuisine and hearty regional favorites at Bistro RSNA, located in each of the two Technical Exhibit Halls and the Lakeside Learning Center. 

      Restaurants, Starbucks, On the Go Stations, Kosher Options, Cafes, Delis, McDonald's, Connie's Pizza and much more—are available throughout McCormick Place. A full RSNA dining guide is available as part of the printed Pocket Guide.

      Local hospitality experts can recommend restaurants, make reservations, and offer concierge services. Visit the Reservations Desk in the Grand Concourse Lobby, Level 3.

      You can also get information on restaurants, entertainment and attractions, shopping, and airport and travel information at choosechicago.com/rsna.

      What are the smoking regulations in Chicago and at McCormick Place?
      The Smoke-free Illinois Act prohibits smoking indoors in virtually all public places and workplaces, including offices, theaters, museums, libraries, educational institutions, schools, commercial establishments, enclosed shopping centers and retail stores, restaurants, bars, private clubs and gaming facilities. Smoking may be permitted in some hotels that have set aside a percentage of smoking rooms. Due to various Chicago hotel smoking policies, a request for a smoking room is not guaranteed and you must contact the hotel directly to confirm. Smoking is not permitted inside the McCormick Place Convention Center. The only smoking areas are located outside the buildings. If you wish to smoke, please follow the signs directing you to the designated areas.

      What Chicago attractions, tours and events are offered during RSNA 2013? 
      RSNA has teamed up with Hosts Chicago and Bloomingdale's to offer exciting ways to experience Chicago, including multiple city tours, culinary experiences, shopping excursions, and museum exhibits. 

      What is the 5K Fun Run?
      Enjoy a 5K event with your colleagues along Chicago’s beautiful Lake Michigan shore and help fuel critical research to enable the best care for our patients. During online registration or onsite at McCormick Place, you can sign up as a runner or walker for the “Patients First” 5K Fun Run. The signup donation is $40, will benefit the RSNA R&E Foundation, and is fully tax deductible. You’ll also receive a commemorative T-shirt.

      Event Date:
      Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 a.m.
      Arvey Field, South Grant Park, Chicago