The Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech is located at 875 West Peachtree St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

The Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech ( is on the U.S. National Register of HistoricPlaces and was reopened in December, 2011 following an extensive renovation. The Academy’s theater — the primary lecture hall for ICAD 2012 — was remodeled with particular attention to acoustics and aesthetics.

Situated on about 1 acre of land, the 19,000-square-foot Academy of Medicine features rooms on upper and terrace levels. A dining room, parlor and library flank the theater upstairs, while below, three rooms can be joined to create a larger space. Visitors enter into a rotunda with black and white Italian marble tile and a Czechoslovakian chandelier that once appeared in "Gone With the Wind" and was donated by Margaret Mitchell.

The peach and teal '80s decor has been replaced by classic white and off-white, an elevator was added (previously there was only a freight elevator), the 230-seat theater was revamped to make it handicap-accessible, and a host of underlying issues, such as plumbing, electrical work and windows, were remedied, Meyers said.

Much of the furniture and artwork were reclaimed from original sources, and the foundation made every effort to preserve many of the books from the library as well as the medical artifacts -- such as microscopes, pumps and glass eyes -- displayed throughout the building.