Join us November 4–9, 2011, in Chicago for the ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting. This exciting, friendly, and charming city is world famous for its arts and entertainment, food, architecture, and shopping. Chicago’s great magic lies in its mix: sophisticated yet friendly, bustling city streets adjacent to long stretches of green parks, and sparkling blue Lake Michigan. This year’s meeting, which will be held at McCormick Place West, is only a few miles from the hustle and bustle of the famed Magnificent Mile.
When you are ready to recharge, the city’s endless assortment of restaurants and nightlife is ready to match every taste, budget, and mood. Besides the celebrity-chef and ultra-chic restaurants, there is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to approachable cuisine. Try something you have never had before, from a deep-dish pizza to a Chicago-style hot dog—it is all waiting for you!
In addition to its first-rate restaurants and designs, Chicago is also known for its architecture and world-famous museums. The Art Institute of Chicago always has wonderful art on exhibit, including Leonardo da Vinci’s “Madonna and Child.” The Field Museum, home to “Sue,” the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever found, is a must see. Want to see the stars? Check out the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum. Last but not least, the Museum of Science and Industry offers a variety of interactive exhibits, which will speak to everyone’s inner child.
From the Water Tower Place to the Magnificent Mile, there are an abundance of shops to fit any taste. If you’re interested in couture, Chicago is the place. The best spot to start exploring is the intersection of Oak and Rush streets, where shoppers will find a Barneys and Hermès. Don’t forget the little boutiques on the side streets because they can be a shopper’s paradise. Whatever your interest, there is a shop for you!
Mark your calendar now to join us in Chicago November 4–9. For a sneak peak of this year’s program visit www.rheumatology.org/annual.