With the Association's 2007 annual meeting in Toronto this May, Kathy Cannon, associate executive director at the American Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research, The Woodlands, Texas, was more than a little anxious about attendance.

Her fears had nothing to do with the appeal of the destination; rather, it had to do with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, which went into effect on January 23, 2007. The regulation requires U.S. citizens to have passports to enter, and

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