AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics: Discovery, Biology, and Clinical Applications

Accommodations and Travel

Reservation Deadline: Monday, September 25, 2017

Conference Location and Official Hotels
The conference will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia and just 12 miles/19 km from Philadelphia International Airport.

The AACR has contracted with several hotels to offer reduced room rates for attendees at this year’s conference. The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown will serve as the headquarter hotel for the 2017 Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics conference, with the Loews Philadelphia Hotel and Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown also serving as official conference hotels.

Reserving a Hotel Room
Please review the pricing options and the map before making reservations. Hotel reservations can be made by phone or online through AACR Housing. AACR Housing will open Wednesday, June 21, 2017 and accept reservations through Monday, September 25, 2017. After September 25, reservations and rates will be subject to hotel availability. Room reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.

You may reserve your hotel room in one of the following ways:

Online: You may reserve your hotel room online beginning June 21. Please note that you must supply a credit card in order to reserve a room online.

Phone: Beginning June 21, AACR Housing agents will be available to accept reservations as well as provide information on the AACR official hotels Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. U.S. Eastern time. You will be required to supply a credit card if reserving your hotel room by phone. Once your reservation is complete you will receive immediate confirmation either by email or fax. AACR Housing can be reached toll-free in the U.S. or Canada at 866-226-0305 or for international callers at 415-268-2096. When calling AACR Housing, be certain to have the following information:

  • Arrival and departure dates
  • Hotel preferences
  • Credit card number
  • Your address, phone number, fax number and email address
  • Any special requests

Changes and Cancellations
Changes and cancellations can be made:

  • Online through the AACR Housing website (for reservations guaranteed with credit card only)
  • By emailing your change or cancellation to
  • By calling AACR Housing at 866-226-0305 or 415-268-2096
  • By faxing your change or cancellation to 415-216-42551

Your credit card will be charged one night’s room plus tax or your check deposit will be forfeited if you cancel your reservation less than 72 hours before your confirmed arrival date. If you fail to arrive on the date confirmed by AACR Housing, your credit card will be charged one night’s room plus tax or your check will be forfeited. All subsequent nights of the reservation will be cancelled.

Travel to Philadelphia
The closest major airport to the Pennsylvania Convention Center and conference hotels is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), located approximately 12 miles/19 km (20-25 minutes) from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The AACR has named Gant Travel Management as its official travel coordinator for this conference. Gant will provide custom itineraries with the lowest applicable airfares and best journey time. Fly on United Airlines, the official airline of this conference, and save with special discounts exclusive to attendees and guests. Full mileage credit will be earned by frequent flyer club members. To receive the exclusive discounts, please contact Gant toll-free at 877-924-2298 (630-227-3818 if outside of the U.S./Canada) or by email at Gant is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time, Monday through Friday.

Amtrak train service is also readily available for attendees traveling from the Eastern U.S. to Philadelphia. Amtrak’s 30th Street Station is approximately 1.4 miles from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to (Philadelphia, PA) between (October 23, 2017 – November 2, 2017). To book your reservation call Amtrak at 800-872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X12F-971 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

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Ground Transportation
Taxi service is readily available between the airport and the conference hotels. Information on Philadelphia's public transportation system can be found on the SEPTA website.

Car Rental
The AACR has arranged for a car rental discount through Hertz. You may call Hertz at 800-654-2240 [405-749-4434 outside of the U.S. and Canada] or you may book online at Please refer to the discount CV#02ST0021.

International Travel
Researchers from more than 50 different countries around the world regularly participate in AACR meetings and conferences. The Association encourages and appreciates the contributions of international researchers at our programs. If you plan to attend this AACR conference, please contact the American Consulate in your country to review the current regulations for travel to the United States. Obtaining the proper documentation may take several weeks or months, depending on your location, so we encourage you to contact the consulate as soon as possible if you are considering attending this conference. Information is also available on the U.S. Department of State website.

Helpful Websites for International Travelers