THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
The conference will be held at The Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. The Manchester Grand Hyatt is located just five or 10 minutes (3 m/4.8 km) from the San Diego International Airport (SAN). The waterfront San Diego hotel combines the convenience of downtown with the comfort of Hyatt’s inviting guest rooms. Guests can easily explore the San Diego area, with nearby attractions and entertainment options.
A reduced conference rate of $220 per night is available to conference attendees until Thursday, September 12. Reservations may be made online below or by calling (619) 232-1234 and mentioning the AACR Advances in Breast Cancer Research Special Conference. The hotel will accept reservations at the reduced conference rate on a space-available basis until Thursday, September 12. Reservations made after this date will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the best available rate. Applied to the room charge will be state and local taxes, currently 10.5 percent, in addition to a 2 percent San Diego fee, and $0.21 California State Fee. 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 at no charge until 24 hours in advance of arrival. Note that check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.
TRAVEL TO SAN DIEGO
The closest major airport to the conference site is the San Diego International Airport (SAN), just 3 miles / 4.8 kilometers 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.
Fly on United Airlines, the official airline of this conference, and save with special discounts exclusive to attendees and guests. United offers various levels of discounts:
- Save 7 percent on United’s lowest applicable fares when you book and ticket 30 days or more in advance. Discounts apply on United, United Express and United codeshare flights operated by US Airways and Air Canada. Applicable restrictions apply.
- Special United Airlines Area Fares are set air fare prices based upon geographical locations. Two-day minimum stay and seven-day advance purchase required. Applicable restrictions apply.
Full mileage credit will be earned by frequent flyer club members. To receive the exclusive discounts, please contact Gant:
- Toll-free: (877) 924-2298
- Outside of the U.S. and Canada: (630) 227-3818
- Email: email@example.com
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. Please book early to take advantage of promotional fares that give you the greatest discount.
A variety of ground transportation options are available upon arrival; including taxi service, shuttle service, private car service and car rentals. The AACR has arranged for a car rental discount through Hertz. You may call Hertz at (800) 654-2240 from the U.S. or (800) 263-0600 from Canada, or you may book online at www.hertz.com. Please refer to the discount CV#02ST0017.
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