11th AACR-JCA Joint Conference on Breakthroughs in Cancer Research: Biology to Precision Medicine

​​​Accommodations and Travel 

The AACR has recently been notified that some conference registrants are being solicited by an unauthorized company trying to obtain credit card information by phone and email to secure housing accommodations at this conference. All information regarding travel and housing accommodations is available on this webpage. The AACR will not contact you by phone or email requesting credit card information. If you have any questions, please email

The conference will be held at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali in Maui, Hawaii. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali is located approximately 29 miles away from Kahului Airport (OGG). Currently, there is a limited number of rooms remaining at the reduced conference rate and it is best to call the Westin Maui directly for availability at (808) 921-4651 and request the AACR-JCA Joint Conference rate. We are in negotiations with nearby hotels to secure more rooms for conference attendees. For more information, please contact or add your name to the waitlist.

Travel to Maui
The closest major airport to the conference site is the Kahului Airport (OGG), located approximately 40 minutes from the hotel.

The AACR has chosen Corporate Traveler (CT) as its exclusive travel management partner. Conference attendees are welcome to leverage AACR's partnership with CT and utilize their services to make your travel arrangements.

Our dedicated Travel Manager at Corporate Traveler will offer personalized service and travel expertise to help travelers secure the most cost-effective and time-efficient itineraries. As a division of the leading global agency Flight Centre Travel Group, CT has access to a variety of exclusive international fares, and travelers will have access to an in-house team of skilled emergency support agents, available 24/7 from anywhere in the world at no extra cost.  You will still be able to earn mileage credit for your frequent flyer programs.

  • Please email your initial travel requests to our dedicated Travel Manager, Garry Staegemann.
  • Include your name (per your travel ID), date of birth, preferred departure/arrival airport, name of the AACR meeting you are booking travel for, travel dates, and any additional preferences (such as seating, timing, etc.).
  • Garry will research the best flight options and provide several choices that fit your needs.
  • A one-time minimal transaction fee of $30 will be clearly listed along with flight pricing.
  • For your security, CT will require a signed credit card authorization form before they can process payment for your flight.

AACR's CT office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

  • Phone: (215) 825-3650
  • Toll-Free: +1 (888) 666-4209

You may also call United Airlines directly at (800) 521-4041, or book online and enter promo code ZG48729175. Please book early to take advantage of promotional fares that give you the greatest discount.

Ground Transportation
Many ground transportation options are available upon arrival, including taxi service, private car service, Uber, car rentals, and shared shuttles. Taxi service between the Kahului Airport (OGG) and The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali is approximately $87 one way, plus gratuity. Please click here for more information on shuttles and taxi service. 

SpeediShuttle provides shared ride airport transportation in Mercedes shuttles at a per-person rate of $35.40 one-way or $67.26 round-trip (10% discount on return when booked together) between the Kahului Airport (OGG) and the Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali. Guests with prearranged arrival reservations are met in the baggage claim area, then directed to their waiting shuttle. Vehicle amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, 6’1” headroom, three-point seat restraints, adjustable headrests, and roomy, comfortable seats. You may book your reservation online here.

Additionally, the AACR has arranged for a car rental discount through Hertz. You may call Hertz at (800) 654-2240 from the U.S. or (405) 749-4434 from outside the U.S. and Canada, or you may book online here. When calling, please refer to the discount CV# 02ST0023.

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