SSR 2014 On-Site Information

Childcare

Attendees with children may contact the following services for daytime child care during the meeting. It is advisable to make arrangements well in advance. This information is provided as a courtesy to meeting attendees; SSR makes no claim regarding the performance or suitability of these services, nor assumes any liability.

Climate

In July, Grand Rapids’ average high temperature is 82.8°F (28.2°C) and the average low temperature is 62.2°F (16.8°C). For up-to-date weather information for Grand Rapids, visit The Weather Underground.

Copies and Faxing

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel has a business center for copying and faxing. Additional photocopying and faxing services are available as follows:

FedEx Office
233 Fulton Street West
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Phone: (616) 336-1900
Fax: (514) 842-1953
Hours: M–F 7:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m., Sat 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

The UPS Store
3923 28th Street Southeast
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
Phone: (616) 285-9177
E-mail: store3718@theupsstore.com
Hours: M–F 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.; Sat 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Dining and Entertainment

Downtown Grand Rapids has a wide variety of dining options. Visit http://www.experiencegr.com/restaurants/ and choose “downtown” in the “location” drop-down menu for dining options near the meeting site.

Insurance

Liability insurance is the responsibility of each individual meeting participant, and each participant should have his/her own medical coverage.

Internet

Free wireless internet is available in the guest rooms for all SSR participants staying at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

Medical Services

For medical emergencies, dial 911.

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital

100 Michigan Street Northeast
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Phone: (616) 391-1774

Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus

200 Jefferson Avenue Southeast
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Phone: (616) 685-5000

Messages

Messages for attendees may be posted on a "Message Board" near the SSR Registration Office.

Press Relations and News Coverage

The Society encourages news coverage of the Meeting and will assist participants and the media in reporting current research discoveries in the reproductive sciences. Prior to the Meeting, questions should be addressed to the SSR Business Office, 1619 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711-2063 (tel: 608-256-2777; e-mail: ssr-am@ssr.org).

Journalists must check-in at the SSR Registration Office near the Grand Gallery Lobby of DeVos Place and present their credentials to receive a press pass.

Sales Taxes

The Michigan state sales tax is 6% on goods and services; there are no additional local sales taxes.

Smoking Regulations

Smoking is prohibited in both the DeVos Place Convention Center and Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

Special Needs

SSR is pleased to accommodate any attendee who needs assistance to ensure that all attendees are able to participate in the meeting.

Please contact the SSR Business Office (ssr-am@ssr.org; 608-256-2777) prior to the meeting if you require special dietary or physical accommodations at the meeting or if you require assistance getting to or from sessions/events.

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