Venue & Hospitality
Welcome to the Official Attendee Housing Site 4th World Congress of Diabetes & Metabolism, which will be held in the vibrant and bustling city of Chicago, USA. The conference will take place in the following dates and locations.
Conference Dates: August 14-16, 2013
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
Driving Directions to O'Hare International Airport
From Chicago O'Hare International Airport: Head south-east. Take the slip road onto I-190 E Merge onto I-90 E Merge onto I-94 E. Take exit 53 to merge onto I-55 S towards St Louis. Take the exit towards S Cicero Ave., Turn left onto S Cicero Ave., Destination will be on the right.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Distance from hotel: 17.17 mi.
Drive time: 30 min.
Directions: Follow sign‘’Exit to City’’for 0.5 mi. Take exit 44A for Keeler Ave towards Irving Park Rd/IL-19 Turn left onto N Keeler Ave, Slight right onto Interstate 94 W (signs for Milwaukee/Edens Expressway). Take exit 39A for Touhy Ave W. Destination will be on the right.
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