Social and Technical Offerings The HFES Technical Program Committee and
our 21 Technical Groups have prepared a program spanning five days of almost 120 lecture and poster sessions, colloquia, panels, symposia, demonstrations,
tutorials, and workshops. A daily on-site newsletter will publish ephemera such as special meetings and programs, schedule changes, and other HFES news and notes.
HFES 2004 begins with the Opening Reception at the Sheraton New Orleans, our headquarters hotel, which is close to the riverfront and across the street from the French Quarter. Other opportunities abound to enjoy the city and its unique culture and laid-back fun immediately before and during HFES week. Three
sightseeing tours are offered on the Sunday and Monday prior to the meeting (note that special rates at the Sheraton New Orleans are available three days before and three days after the meeting). These include a city tour, a look at historical cemeteries with Voodoo associations in New Orleans, a Louisiana swamp adventure, and an evening walking tour of allegedly haunted places in the French Quarter.