2017 AGOS Annual Meeting

September 15-16, 2017  •  The Drake Hotel  •  Chicago, IL

Chicago, Drake Hotel
Registration & Housing
Below is the breakdown of the 2017 Annual Meeting registration fees, with information on how to submit your registration to attend the conference.
On/Before Monday, August 14 Registration Fee: Member
$400
Invited Guest of Member
$400
Spouse/Significant Other
$100
After Monday, August 14 Registration Fee: Member
$450
Invited Guest of Member
$450
Spouse/Significant Other
$100

Please complete your registration one of four ways:

  1. Register online using a credit card and receive immediate confirmation via email. (Your username is your email address. Please contact Sohana Cantwell for password assistance. *Note, it is the same password for your dues renewal),
  2. Email the registration form to Sohana Cantwell,
  3. Fax the registration form to 312-235-4059, -OR-
  4. Mail the registration form with your credit card information or make a check payable to the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to sohana.cantwell@agosonline.org. Cancellations that are received on or before August 14, 2017, will receive a full refund, less a $50.00 USD administrative fee. After August 14, 2017, refunds will be issued at the discretion of the AGOS Council.

Housing: A block of rooms for the AGOS Annual Meeting have been reserved at The Drake Hotel Chicago. The contracted rate for a single guestroom (1 King Bed) or a double guestroom (2 Double Beds) is $279 (USD) per night, plus state and local taxes. The Annual Meeting room rate is guaranteed through Monday, August 14, 2017.

The Drake Hotel 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611
Reservations: Call 1-866-238-4218 and Reference the "AGOS Meeting" when booking to receive discounted rates, or reserve your room online.
Hotel Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made 72 hours prior to arrival will forfeit one night room and tax.

Inviting Guests to the Meeting

The process of inviting guests to attend the AGOS Annual Meeting will be processed through AGOS Headquarters staff. Below are the instructions on inviting a guest to this year's meeting:

  • Submit the guest's contact information in the online questionnaire.
  • Staff will send a formal invitation to attend the meeting along with a registration form via email and US Mail,
  • Invited guests may register to attend the Annual Meeting through AGOS Headquarters (note: they will not be able to register online for verification purposes),
  • You will be notified should the invitee register for the conference.
Transportation Information

The Drake Hotel is located near two major airports. Below is a listing of the closest airports and the transportation information to the Intercontinental from each airport.

O'Hare International Airport (ORD): 18 miles NW: Taxis depart from the designated taxi zones, located on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of all terminals. Approximate one-way fare from O'Hare International Airport is $50.

Midway Airport (MDW): 13.5 miles SW: Taxis depart from the designated taxi zones, located on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of all terminals. Approximate one-way fare from Midway International Airport is $40.

Airfare: AGOS' official travel agent is Gant Travel Management, available toll-free at 1-800/621-1083 (1-630/227-3873, outside US/Canada). Gant is available from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. A $25 service fee is issued per airline ticket. Please note you are not required to utilize Gant Travel Management to secure your airline ticket.

Airport Shuttle: Go Airport Express provides airport shuttles between either O'Hare or Midway and The Drake Hotel. Please call 888/284-3826 or book online.

Hertz Car Rental: Discounted car rental rates for the Annual Meeting are guaranteed from all Chicago area locations for all reservations starting from September 7 - 23, 2017. Advance reservations are recommended as this discount is subject to availability. Reservations can be made by calling 800-654-2240. For international attendees, call 405-749-4434 and ask for international. Reservations may also be made on-site upon arrival at the airport (subject to availability). To receive the discounted car rental rate from Hertz, provide the following code to your Hertz Representative: CV# 04AS0033.

Parking at the Drake Hotel: The hotel's parking charges are as follows:
  • Self-parking: $49 USD per night, per car      • Valet Parking: $70 USD per day, per car

Special Requests: It is important to us that you enjoy the Annual Meeting. If due to a physical challenge you have any special needs, accommodations or requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please contact sohana.cantwell@agosonline.org if you have any questions.

Absentee Notification

Unable to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting?

In accordance with the bylaws, Article II. Section 2. Continued Participation. Any Active Fellow who does not attend an annual meeting for three successive years shall, unless he or she offers an excuse satisfactory to the Society, be dropped from Fellowship. This requirement does not pertain to Life Fellows or Honorary Fellows.

If you are unable to attend this year's meeting, submit your excused absence request letter via email to sohana.cantwell@agosonline.org by August 30, 2017. Letters will be reviewed and approved by Council

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Schedule of Events

A detailed schedule of events is now available: Click for SCHEDULE PDF