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With meeting approaching, RSNA responds to H1N1 flu risk

(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- With no major health organization advising delay, the Radiological Society of North America is moving forward with its 2009 meeting, despite evidence suggesting the week-long event will be held in the midst of an H1N1 flu epidemic.

More than 60,000 people are expected to attend the RSNA scientific sessions and technical exhibits at McCormick Place in Chicago Nov. 29 to Dec. 4.

The RSNA is holding to its position against delay or cancellation while staying in close touch with the federal Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Homeland Security, World Health Organization, and with Chicago's Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, board chair Dr. Burton Drayer said in an interview.

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