On behalf of the leadership at IES, I am excited to provide a brief update on plans for our next meeting, to be held in Chicago, Illinois USA from 14-18 July 2015. On the heels of our outstanding meeting this past summer in Oxford, I am delighted as a native Chicagoan to serve as the meeting organizer for 2015. We have already evaluated several locations in the downtown area, and have chosen the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza (http://www.martplaza.com) to host the meeting. Its central location, ready access to public transportation (e.g., you can get there by public train directly from the O’Hare International Airport for just a few dollars), well-equipped meeting rooms, great views of the city, comfortable accommodations and reasonable rates are just a few of the benefits of this venue. We have also learned that through its visitors' bureau, the city of Chicago will also be able to provide us with additional services to make this an even more enjoyable event. We are at the very early stages with respect to programming and social events, but already appreciate that several of our members have expressed interest in helping to organize the meeting. For now, I hope you can join us, and please put a “save the date” on your calendars.
Bruce Bochner, MD
IES Scientific Program Director