As exciting as the scientific program will be, the city of New Orleans will undoubtedly be a persuasive competitor for members’ attention. The Big Easy is a marvelous place to combine learning, meeting with colleagues, and well-deserved relaxation. We are fortunate to have had the services of the Task Force on Local Arrangements, chaired by Ed Foulks, M.D., and his wife, Janice. As you have read in the Leisure Time Brochure (found in the back of the Advance Registration Information Booklet that all members should have received by now), they have arranged a remarkable variety of activities that will provide something for everyone. For those who arrive early, an added bonus this year is the New Orleans Heritage and Jazz Festival, known as Jazz Fest. This extremely popular event, which attracts hundreds of thousands of people, takes place over two weekends each spring. This year the second weekend of Jazz Fest will be from Thursday, May 3, through Sunday, May 6. Since people who attend APA’s annual meeting and Jazz Fest come from around the world, those wishing to arrive in New Orleans before Sunday should book their airline reservations as soon as possible.