MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3
The conference will be held at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California. Stay in the historic and vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, featuring upscale shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and culture. The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter offers the city’s exhilarating excitement at its doorstep.
A reduced conference rate of $209 per night (plus tax) is available to conference attendees until Monday, February 3. Reservations may be made by calling (619) 239-2200 and requesting the AACR Cellular Heterogeneity in the Tumor Microenvironment 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 and assessments, which are currently 12.585 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 at no charge until 3 days in advance of arrival. Note that check-in time is 3:00 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), 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. Gant is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time, Monday through Friday. To receive exclusive conference discounts, please contact Gant at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll-free at (877) 924-2298 [outside of the U.S. and Canada, please call (630) 227-3818].
Taxi service is readily available between the San Diego International Airport (SAN) and The Westin San Diego Hotel. Taxi service is approximately $20 one-way, plus gratuity. The AACR has arranged for a car rental discount through Hertz. To make a reservation, call Hertz at (800) 654-2240 from the U.S. and Canada or at 405-749-4434 from outside of the U.S. and Canada, or you may book online. Please refer to the discount CV# 02ST0018.
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