Hematologic Malignancies: Translating Discoveries to Novel Therapies

Accommodations and Travel

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa. The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia and is within walking distance to all of the city's major attractions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Love Park, the Franklin Institute, Barnes Foundation, and more. The hotel is also conveniently located just two blocks from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

A reduced conference rate of $189 per night was available to conference attendees until Friday, Aug. 29. Reservations may be made online below or by calling 888-325-3535 and requesting the AACR 2014 Targeted Therapies in Hematologic Malignancies conference rate. The hotel will accept reservations at the reduced conference rate on a space-available basis until the cut-off date. Reservations made after this date will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the nearest available rate. Applied to the room charge will be state and local taxes, currently 15.5 percent. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of reservation. A deposit equal to one night’s stay will be charged to the credit card at the time the reservation is made. Cancellations will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. the day prior to arrival at no charge. Note that check-in time is 3:00 p.m., and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

Travel to Philadelphia
The closest major airport to the conference site is the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), located approximately 15 minutes from the hotel. 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. Full mileage credit will be earned by frequent flyer club members. To receive the exclusive discounts, please contact Gant:

Gant is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time, Monday through Friday. A minimal service fee per airline ticket issued will be applied. You may also call United Airlines directly at 800-521-4041 or online at and enter promo code ZQT2427441. Please book early to take advantage of promotional fares that give you the greatest discount.

Ground Transportation
A variety of ground transportation options are available upon arrival; including taxi service, shuttle service, private car service, and car rentals. Taxi service between the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is approximately $35 one-way, plus gratuity. 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#02ST0018.

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.

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