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International Mesothelioma Interest Group (IMIG)

8th International Conference
October 19-22, 2006

Registration Information and Form

Participation in the IMIG 8th International Conference is limited to registered participants. The registration fee is $350 ($400 after September 1, 2006). Students, Post-docs, Residents, and Fellows are eligible to register at a discounted rate of $100, with a letter of verification from the Program Director.

The registration fee includes the following:

  • Conference attendance
  • Issue of the journal Lung Cancer, containing conference abstracts
  • Continental breakfast for all four days
  • Lunch for the first three conference days
  • Welcome dinner on Wednesday, October 18, at The Signature Room on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center (
  • Reception on Friday, October 20, at the Riverside Café - located in the Sheraton Chicago Hotel

Optional Social Events:

  • Thursday, October 19: Reception and dinner at the Field Museum of Natural History featuring a guided tour of the exhibit "King Tutankhamen and the Golden Age of Pharaohs". There is an additional $50 per person charge for this activity. (
  • Saturday, October 21: Gala closing dinner at the International Museum of Surgical Science. There is an additional $50 per person charge for this activity. (

To register:

Fax this form with payment to: 773/702-1736 (payment by credit card required)
Mail this form with payment to: The University of Chicago
950 E. 61st Street, Room 101
Chicago, IL 60637

Registration confirmation will be sent via US MAIL.
Telephone registrations cannot be accepted.
After October 13, please register onsite.

As space is limited, early registration is suggested. Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing. A $100 cancellation fee will apply to cancellations received before September 15, 2006. No fees will be refunded for cancellations received after September 15, 2006.

Travel Information

Hotel Accommodations

The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers is completely sold out for this conference.

The University of Chicago has a small number of rooms available at the Sheraton Chicago for the following dates ONLY:

Wednesday - Sunday, October 18-22, 2006

For more information, please contact the University of Chicago at 773/702-1056 to speak with a Conference Coordinator. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis and must be guaranteed with a valid major credit card (Visa/MasterCard/American Express). Limit one reservation per person.

Air Travel Information
For your convenience, N.E.W.S. Travel, Inc. is available to assist you in making travel arrangements. Their professional staff is trained to find the best airfares and will offer the lowest available rate on any scheduled airline at the time of ticket purchase. Contact them as early as possible as fares with the best price may be limited.

Call N.E.W.S. Travel toll free 1-800-222-1060 or book online at

When calling, have your dates, preferred travel time, frequent flyer number, seat preference, and credit card available.

Transportation from O'Hare Airport or Chicago Midway

Airport Shuttle
Continental Airport Express provides shuttle service to and from both Chicago airports to the Sheraton Chicago Hotel. One way service is approximately $21 per person. For reservations and additional information: or 888-2THEVAN (888-284-3826).

Public Transportation
The Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Blue Line provides 24-hour access between downtown Chicago and O'Hare International Airport. Trains run approximately every 8 minutes from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and approximately every ten minutes from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends. Currently, a one-way fare for the 45-minute ride is $2.00.

The CTA station is located at the lowest level of the Main Parking Garage (next to elevator center 4) and is accessible by pedestrian tunnels located in Terminals 1, 2, and 3. From Terminal 5, take the Airport Transit System (ATS) to Terminal 3 and follow the signs.

Take CTA Blue Line Train to the Clark/Lake CTA Stop. Take taxi to the Sheraton Chicago Hotel (approximately 1 mile). For additional CTA information, call: 312-836-7000 or

Taxi/Cab Service
Taxis are also available from both airports for approximately $30 - $50 each way.