Start spreading the news … because this year’s Summer Academy Meeting 2013 returns to New York from July 31 to Aug. 4. Looking for a smaller meeting to gain a lot of CME? Then register early for the New York Summer Meeting. With many of the same great sessions found at the Annual Meeting, such as Live Demos and guidelines sessions, you’ll experience a more intimate atmosphere in which to enjoy these favorites. There are also educational offerings unique to Summer Meeting, such as the Update Platform sessions, which feature a series of speakers providing updates on a particular topic area. And, in addition to quality education this summer, NYC will provide you with a metropolitan mecca, offering some of the finest dining, shopping, nightlife, and cultural experiences in the world.
The New York Hilton Midtown is hosting the Summer Meeting, and it’s centrally located in Manhattan, just steps away from Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue shopping, and Times Square. There are endless options for you and your family to enjoy in the city. Here are a few activities to consider to make the most of your New York Summer Meeting experience:
- Broadway shows — Choose from a wide range of shows, including Tony-Award winning smashes and old favorites, as well as new, upcoming shows, or even Off-Broadway shows.
- Museums galore — Make time to visit at least a few of these world-class cultural institutions. Along “Museum Mile” (East 82nd to East 105th), you’ll find the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum, and El Museo del Barrio, among others.
- Top of the Rock — Fans of television network NBC can visit the studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Top of the Rock is on the 67th, 69th, and 70th floors of the building where you can view the dazzling New York City skyline. This is a must-see at night.
- Central Park — It’s hard to imagine such a large, tranquil landscape of fields, walking trails, and bodies of water inside the hustle and bustle that is NYC. But Central park is 843 acres of urban oasis in the heart of Manhattan. There are many options to explore within the park, including the Central Park Zoo; Belvedere Castle, which boasts the best and highest views of the park; Friedsam Memorial Carousel, which was originally powered by a live mule or horse hidden beneath the platform from 1873 until 1924; and the Delacorte Theater, which hosts outdoor Shakespearean performances.
Come for the CME, but stay for the city! Watch Academy President Dirk Elston, MD, highlight the “mystery and beauty” of New York City and discuss opportunities for unparalleled CME available at the 2013 Summer Academy Meeting.