Scoliosis Research Society presents

SRS 56th Annual Meeting


Travel During COVID-19

For travel requirements, alerts, and considerations, please view the CDC’s Travel During COVID-19 webpage and the links below. 

Passports & Visas

International Travelers

To visit the United States, international travelers are required to have a valid passport. Most international travelers are also required to obtain a visa from the U.S. Department of State. For more information, visit

Letters of Invitation

For many participants, letters of invitation help smooth the visa process. We wish to support international attendees in their efforts to secure the needed travel documentation; however, in order to receive a letter of invitation, SRS must be assured that you plan to attend the meeting if your travel request is granted.

Individuals that require an invitation letter to obtain a visa in order to attend the meeting must:

  1. Register for the in-person meeting.
  2. Request a Letter of Invitation by emailing the information below to the SRS Meetings Team at
    • Full Name and Designation
    • Company/Institution
    • Address
    • City
    • Country
    • Passport Number (only if required)

The letter of invitation does not financially obligate SRS organizers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the meeting are the sole responsibility of the attendee.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will receive a visa. The decision to grant visas is at the sole discretion of the embassy/consulate. The meeting organizers cannot change the decision of the governmental agency should your application be denied. Due to the costs involved, we cannot send letters of invitation via express mail services.

Arriving in St. Louis

St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is the largest and busiest airport in Missouri with over 259 peak daily departures to 74 nonstop domestic and international locations.

STL is located approximately 15 miles (20 minute drive) from the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, meeting venue and headquarters hotel. Upon arrival to STL, various forms of transportation including taxis and ride-share services are available. 


Exact fares depend on final destination. Each taxi will have an Airport Use Fee of $4.00 per pickup.

Taxi Pickup Zones:
Terminal 1: Exit Door 14 to Garage (Yellow Level)
Terminal 2: Exit Door 12

Airport taxis are regulated by the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission. For general information visit

Ride Apps

Ride App companies, Lyft and Uber operate at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Reservations must be made online.

Ride App Pickup Zones:
Terminal 1: Exit 6 (Ticketing Level)
Terminal 2: Exit 15


In St. Louis, in September, the average high-temperature is 80.2°F (26.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 60.6°F (15.9°C). The average humidity in September is 71.6%.

Time Zone

St. Louis will be in US Central Daylight Time (CDT) during the Annual Meeting, which is one (1) hour behind US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and five (5) hours behind Greenwich Mean Time, GMT-5. St. Louis utilizes Daylight Saving Time.


The United States operates on 120 volts, compared to the standard 220 volts in Europe and and uses a Type A or B Electrical plugs.