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San Diego's southern costal location combines the warm dry air
of the desert with the cool breezes of the Pacific. The result is the wonderful climate that meteorologists have labeled "perfect." Average high temperature for May is 69 degrees Fahrenheit; average low is 58. San Diego, California is located in the Pacific Time Zone. Daylight Saving Time will be instituted during this meeting.

AANS wishes to take those steps to ensure that no individual with
a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services. If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to attend any AANS program, please contact the Meeting Services Department at aansam@aans.org or call (888) 566-2267,
extension 529.

The San Diego Convention Center is committed to accommodating the needs of individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Elevators are located in various areas around the San Diego Convention Center, including the exhibit hall, and all the meeting rooms are wheelchair accessible. There is designated parking and services for the sight and hearing impaired. Wheelchairs and scooters are available at a fee and can be reserved prior to your arrival by contacting Scootaround at 1 (888) 441-7575 or visit their web site at www.scootaround.com. Daily and weekly rates are available and include delivery and pickup to and from your hotel.

Marion's Childcare, Inc.
Amy Gray
(619) 303-4379

Kiddy Corp.
(858) 455-1718

The AANS is not affiliated with and is not endorsing the services of these companies.
Note: Children under the age of 18 are not permitted in the Exhibit Hall. Please make arrangements for your child’s supervision prior to visiting the Exhibit Hall.

Registered spouses and guests are invited to relax, visit with friends, enjoy refreshments, and wait for tour departures in the AANS Spouse/Guest Hospitality Suite. Meet new friends and greet longtime acquaintances. The Spouse/Guest Hospitality Suite will be located in the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina. Complimentary continental breakfast will be served each morning from 7:30-10:00 AM. Beverages will be available throughout the day. The suite will be open during the following hours:

Sunday, May 3 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Monday, May 4 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Tuesday, May 5 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Wednesday, May 6 7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Registered spouse/guest attendees will receive a complimentary ticket to the Opening Reception, as well as complimentary use of the Spouse/Guest Hospitality Suite at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, where continental breakfasts and beverages will be available daily, Sunday through Wednesday. Admittance to the Spouse/Guest Hospitality Suite is by spouse/guest badge only.

Smoking is not permitted at any official AANS event. Additionally, the state of California does not permit smoking in any public building, including restaurants and bars.

Meeting attendees traveling to San Diego, CA from countries requiring visas in addition to a passport, should take advantage of the opportunity to register and make hotel and travel arrangements early. After registering for the meeting, you will receive a confirmation notice that can serve as documentation to be submitted with your visa application. Should you require a letter of invitation, please call (847) 378-0529 or e-mail aansam@aans.org to request a personalized letter. Be sure to plan ahead and allow two to three months for visa processing to ensure that you don’t miss the opportunity to attend the premier neurosurgical meeting in the United States. For further guidelines please visit www.unitedstatesvisas.gov. Meeting attendees traveling to San Diego, CA from Canada, Mexico, or Bermuda by air or sea will be required to present your country’s passport.

Meeting attendees traveling to San Diego, CA from Canada, Mexico, or Bermuda by air or sea will be required to present your country's passport.

San Diego Convention Center
111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

International travelers to the U.S. from countries in the Visa Waiver Program must apply for entry online as part of the new Electronic System for Travel Authorization, effective January 12, 2009. The program does not apply to travelers entering by land from Canada or Mexico. The authorization is valid for two years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. Note, authorization does not guarantee entry into the U.S.; that decision rests with the immigration official at the port of entry. Visit https://esta.cbp.dhs. gov/esta to apply for entry.

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