New Orleans 2006: Stay or Go?

For medical societies that had meetings planned for fall 2005 or early 2006, the decision to move their meetings from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck was not a difficult one. But now that the city is rebuilding its hotel inventory, reopening its convention center, and even held a scaled-down version of Mardi Gras, planners whose meetings were originally scheduled for further out in 2006 had a tougher call to make.

Ken Cammarata, business manager, American Society of

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