In addition to SARS, the war and anti-American sentiment in Europe affected international meeting plans. The American Radium Society did some fancy footwork rescheduling its April 26 to 30 meeting from Paris to Houston. The Chicago organization announced its decision March 17, shortly after the U.S. invaded Iraq, but the venue change had been discussed for months before. “We were concerned about participants not wanting to travel, their safety, and the anti-American sentiment in Europe,” ...

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