Society of Critical Care Medicine
Sat, Feb 8 – Wed, Feb 12, 2014
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
Home to Hollywood, handprints and all things hip, Los Angeles is a fascinating and far-reaching city that's unlike any other. Contrary to its neighbor to the North, L.A. is not a concentrated city, but rather an extensive complex of diverse neighborhoods located along the desert basin and Pacific shoreline-from the San Fernando Valley to Santa Monica. While its place in popular culture was long since solidified with the advent of filmmaking and flashy cars, flip up the sun visor for a moment to see that this Southern California city offers far more than just sandy beaches, sunshine and movie stars.
Indeed the "City of Angels" is the place where the prestigious come out to play and where the rich and famous immerse among names like Melrose and Malibu, but it's also a place where snowcapped mountains peer beyond the glistening waters of the Pacific. L.A. is the second most populous city in the U.S. with nearly four million inhabitants, second only to New York. Founded in 1781, Los Angeles is a young city that began life as a provincial outpost under a succession of Spanish, Mexican and American rule. Its population grew with the outgrowth of the transcontinental railroad in the late 19th century and hundreds of thousands migrated to its temperate climate and abundant real estate.
The largest city in California is encompassed by such renowned cities as Las Vegas to the east, Phoenix to the southeast and San Diego to the south. Los Angeles is a major hub of shipping, manufacturing, industry, and finance, as well as an elite player in the communications industry. It's a popular getaway destination that attracts millions of tourists each year from all over the world who want to experience the colorful blend of sporty cars, shopping malls, swaying palms, and golden sunsets. Pack your shades, sunscreen and positive self-image, then prepare for the slower pace as you stroll among the celebrities within this place of reality and fantasy with a few unexpected surprises along the way.
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 – Wed, Feb 12, 2014