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Travel and Customs—2005 Meeting

38th Annual Meeting
of the
Society for the Study of Reproduction
July 24–27, 2005
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
(Hosted by
Centre de Recherche en Biologie de la Reproduction, Université Laval

The Local Arrangements Committee has reserved blocks of rooms at several hotels near the Quebec City Convention Center, site of the 2005 Annual Meeting, and in the dormitories at Laval University, about 20 minutes by car or by bus from the Convention Center. July is one of the most popular times of the year for tourism. We strongly suggest that you reserve your room as soon as possible.

For each hotel, please note the reservation code required for booking at the special SSR rate. All rates are in Canadian dollars and do not include a mandatory ($2/night) lodging tax and service fee (15%).


Customs and Immigration

US citizens or permanent residents of the US can usually cross the border without difficulty. However, visitors must carry identification, such as a passport or birth or naturalization certificate, as proof of citizenship is required (a driver’s license is NOT accepted as proof of citizenship). For more information, please check these sites:

All other international visitors require a valid passport, and some visitors may need a tourist visa. For up-to-date information, please see the Government of Canada website at Be sure to consult the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in your own country well in advance of travel to ensure that the appropriate documentation is obtained.

We encourage scientists planning to attend the SSR Annual Meeting to apply for a visa as early as possible. The SSR Office will provide letters of invitation to help you make travel arrangements. If you need a letter of invitation to the SSR Annual Meeting, please contact the SSR Office via email, fax, telephone, or mail.

Additionally, the Canadian Government has made available an official Letter of Recognition that may be of use to attendees entering Canada from abroad. This Letter is downloadable from our site here:

Air Travel

Air Canada offers 5% to 15% off an airplane ticket for individuals attending the SSR Annual Meeting. To obtain this discount, please indicate Convention number CV053694 (Code I.T.) or tell your travel agent while booking. For more information: 1-800-361-7585 or