Western Neurosurgical Society
WINTER NEWSLETTER 2010
Initial Call for Abstracts
We have just returned from our site visit to the Eldorado Hotel. This venue will be an outstanding location for our 2010 annual meeting. The hotel is located steps from the historic plaza in Santa Fe, along with many museums and art galleries. Information about the Eldorado is enclosed. In addition to a convenient location that allows for easy exploration of Santa Fe, the property has excellent amenities including a spa, where we are eligible for a 15% discount during the meeting. The web address for the Eldorado is: www.eldoradohotel.com.
Santa Fe is truly a unique destination for the WNS annual meeting. The area has a fantastic combination of museums, restaurants, galleries and ancient historical sites. We are currently in the process of planning activities and evening events that will take advantage of this amazing area of the Southwest. Additionally, the area has a wide variety of recreational options, including beautiful golf courses. General information about the Santa Fe area can be found at www.santafe.org.
Enclosed is our initial call for abstracts. Dr, Mark Linskey has graciously agreed to chair our Program Committee again this year. Suggestions for this year’s program are welcomed by both of us. We are currently making arrangements for guest speakers from the Santa Fe Institute as part of our scientific program. The Institute is a private, non-profit research center that specializes in multidisciplinary collaboration for the study of complex systems. Information about the institute is available at www.santafe.edu. We are also considering having an afternoon session with informal presentations and discussion at the Institute on Monday, October 11, after the close of the formal meeting. I would appreciate hearing directly from anyone who might be interested in attending (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our evening events will allow us to bask in the history and beauty of Santa Fe. We are planning our opening reception on the lovely rooftop of the Eldorado. Our local’s night will be at the New Mexico History Museum, located just a couple of blocks from the hotel. We also look forward to a wonderful formal dinner on Sunday with lively entertainment.
In addition to the abstract submission form, we are enclosing a brief survey about possible morning activities for spouses, as well as child care options. There are so many unique things to experience in the area, that we are happy to make some arrangements for morning activities as well. We would appreciate getting the survey back, even if there is no interest in morning events for those not attending the scientific portion of the meeting. We would plan on scheduling any such events so that they do not interfere with attendance at the President’s and guest speaker presentations.
Charlie and Debbie Nussbaum