Grace Under Pressure

SEPTEMBER 11, NEW YORK CITY. “WHEN THE first planes hit and we heard about the Pentagon, the feeling of not being in control was overwhelming,” says Lynne Tiras, CMP, president of Houston-based International Meeting Managers Inc., echoing what so many Americans felt on September 11. The difference is that she was managing the 14th International Symposium on Drugs Affecting Lipid Metabolism at the New York Hilton and Towers, just 20 scant blocks from Ground Zero.

“We honestly th

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