Cristopher A. Meyer, MD
Program Chair, STR 2018 Annual Meeting
and STR President-Elect
As the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Radiology rapidly approaches, I wanted to take a few minutes to invite you to join us in Austin and recommend some notable restaurants and sights to see. We have an exciting meeting planned at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines. Most importantly, we will have time to spend with our thoracic imaging family from all over the country. While the meeting has over 30 hours of CME packed into 4 days, I hope that the 90 minute lunch breaks and several unscheduled evenings will give you the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, make some new ones and explore Austin.
The Hyatt Lost Pines is surrounded by forested hills with 16-miles of hiking trails, the 442-room hotel’s exterior is reminiscent of a 19th century Texas farmhouse with front porches and balconies. The great outdoors is the “Lone Star” here with an exhausting array of activities: three pools (one with a kids’ water slide and lazy river), on-site horseback riding, kayaking, rafting, tennis, and a golf course just steps from the lobby. The full-service Spa Django offers music-themed body-treatments, yoga and a 24-hour gym. The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines is a quiet oasis just 30 minutes from downtown Austin.
If you decide to take a break from the meeting and venture into the city, here are a few places to eat and things to do:
Well, I hope this list gives you a flavor for some of the fun options available to you in your free time while attending the Annual Meeting. If you discover other great spots while exploring Austin, please share your “finds.”
Come have some fun in “weird” Austin,
Cris Meyer, MD
Annual Meeting Program Chair and President-elect of the STR