Thanks everyone for your comments:
Joan - you blazed the path in Bologna, I just hope I stay on it!
OC - Congratulations on your NR appointment! I am so happy for you - it will not be a small adventure - it is huge
I will be looking forward to reading your update
Bestadmom - check your PM's
My trip to NYC has been in process for a few weeks. Dr. Zamboni has been emailed and he is aware that I am attending. This will be a relatively small group - around 50 in attendance.
This is my first trip to NYC in years, so I am planning one day of tourist attractions - highlights will be the Museum of Modern Art and St. Paul's Chapel which is across the street from Ground Zero. The chapel has an interactive display of the volunteers who were on the scene after 9/11.
Lora (Ruthless) - I do feel very lucky - I have an amazing group of friends who support each other right here on TIMS