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    • General Travel Information

    • Language: The official language of the RSNA annual meeting is English; however, interpreters will be available to answer questions in Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish at the Help Centers or Professional Registration.

      Weather: Average temperatures in Chicago during the month of December are between 21°F (-6°C) and 35°F (2°C). It is recommended to pack warm clothes: a heavy coat, gloves and a hat. Coat checks (cloakrooms) are available at McCormick Place Convention Center. 

      Emergency Services: 911 is the emergency number for Police, Fire and Ambulance.

      Currency: Click here for an exchange rate calculator. For currency exchange locations, visit the International Traveler’s Page at www.choosechicago.com or www.travelex.com.


      • At the meeting: While there is no official dress code, business casual attire is recommended. However, some attendees prefer more casual attire. Common dress for men is: dress pants or khaki pants and a collared shirt or sweater. Common dress for women is: a dress, or a skirt or dress pants and a blouse. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as McCormick Place is a large building and often attendees walk quite far to get from one area of the building to another.

      • Chicago Restaurants: Appropriate attire will vary greatly depending on the restaurant. It is recommended to visit the restaurant’s website or call in advance to confirm the dress code.

      Smoking: Chicago law prohibits smoking in public buildings including the McCormick Place Convention Center, and most bars and restaurants. Reference the RSNA 2013 program for a list of designated smoking areas at the McCormick Place Convention Center.

      Restaurant Reservations: It is recommended to secure restaurant reservations as far in advance as possible as availability books-up very quickly.

      Tipping: Although gratuity is based on personal discretion, customary tipping etiquette for satisfactory service is as follows:

      • Restaurants and Taxis: 15-20% of total bill. Often, restaurants will include a tip for large groups, so be sure to check the bill before adding tip.

      • Daily Hotel Maid Service: $2 per day. It is recommended to leave this money daily as a different person may clean your room from day-to-day.

      • Doorman: $1-2 per service rendered.

      • Bellman: $1 per piece of luggage handled at arrival and departure.

      Power Outlets: The standard current for power outlets in the U.S. is 110 V-120 V. Power/outlet adaptors may be necessary for those traveling from outside the U.S.

      Shopping: As U.S. tradition follows, many retail stores will offer discounted pricing on their merchandise during the week of RSNA 2013 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday which occurs in late-November. The city of Chicago has a 9.25% goods and services tax for retail purchases.

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    Costa Rica
    Dominican Republic
    El Salvador
    Netherlands Antilles
    St. Vincent & Grenadines
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    Afghanistan   Grenada   Pakistan
    Albania   Guatemala   Papua New Guinea
    Algeria   Guinea   Paraguay
    Angola   Guinea-Bissau   Peru
    Armenia   Guyana   Phillippines
    Azerbaijan   Haiti   Rwanda
    Bangladesh   Honduras   Samoa
    Belarus   India   Sao Tome & Principe
    Belize   Indonesia   Senegal
    Benin   Iran   Serbia
    Bhutan   Iraq   Sierra Leone
    Bolivia   Jordan   Solomon Islands
    Bosnia & Herzegovina   Jamaica   Somalia
    Botswana   Kenya   South Africa
    Bulgaria   Kiribati   South Sudan
    Burkina Faso   Korea, Dem Rep (North)   Sri Lanka
    Burundi   Kosovo   St Lucia
    Cambodia   Kyrgyzstan   St Vincent & Grenadines
    Cameroon   Laos\Lao PDR   Sudan
    Cape Verde   Lesotho   Swaziland
    Central African Republic   Liberia   Syria
    Chad   Macedonia   Tajikistan
    China   Madagascar   Tanzania
    Colombia   Malawi   Thailand
    Comoros   Maldives   Timor-Leste
    Congo, Dem. Rep.   Mali   Togo
    Congo, Republic of   Marshall Islands   Tonga
    Cote d'Ivoire   Mauritania   Tunisia
    Djibouti   Micronesia, Fed. Sts.   Turkmenistan
    Dominica   Moldova   Tuvalu
    Domicican Republic   Mongolia   Uganda
    Ecuador   Montenegro   Ukraine
    Egypt   Morocco   Uzbekistan
    El Salvador   Mozambique   Vanuatu
    Eritrea   Myanmar   Vietnam
    Ethiopia   Namibia   West Bank & Gaza
    Fiji   Nepal   Yemen
    Gambia, The   Nicaragua   Zambia
    Georgia   Niger   Zimbabwe
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    • Bed count: 1-400
    • Associate College: Community, Technical, Further Education (UK), Tribal College
    • Community Public Library (small scale): general reference public library, museum, non-profit administration office

    Tier 2

    • Bed count: 401-750
    • Baccalaureate College or University: Bachelor's is the highest degree offered
    • Master's College or University: Master's is the highest degree offered
    • Special Focus Institution: theological seminaries, Bible colleges, engineering, technological, business, management, art, music, design, law

    Tier 3

    • Bedcount: 751-1,000
    • Research University: high or very high research activity without affiliated medical school
    • Health Profession School: non-medical, but health focused

    Tier 4

    • Bed count: 1,001 +
    • Medical School: research universities with medical school, including medical centers

    Tier 5

    • Consortia: academic, medical libraries, affiliated hospitals, regional libraries and other networks
    • Corporate
    • Government Agency and Ministry
    • Hospital System
    • Private Practice
    • Research Institute: government and non-government health research
    • State or National Public Library
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