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The 2011 ACR Meeting: what's new in the Windy City

David S Pisetsky

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Duke University Medical Center, 151G, Durham VAMC, Durham, NC 27705, USA

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011, 13:138  doi:10.1186/ar3532

Published: 21 December 2011

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Among the many things I learned at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) meeting in Chicago this year is the answer to the question, 'Which medical advance was developed in Chicago?' This nugget of information was not the product of a lecture or poster session. Rather, it was flashed on the computer screen in the shuttle bus that transported me every day from the Palmer House on Monroe Street to the McCormick Place convention center. The convention center is gargantuan and is clearly vying for designation as one of the wonders of the modern world. Alas, the territory near the center is barren and only a Hyatt Regent hotel sits forlornly at the site, anxiously awaiting some company from brethren named Sheraton, Hilton or Ritz-Carlton.