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Metabolism and Cancer

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 programs@aacr.org.

Accommodations
The conference will be held at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, set in the heart of downtown and just 10 miles (19 km) from New York City LaGuardia Airport. 

A reduced conference rate of $269 per night was available to conference attendees until Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Reservations may be made after this date by calling (800) 228-9290 or (718) 246-7000 and 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 14.75%, and $3.50 occupancy tax per night. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of reservation. No deposit will be taken at the time the reservation is made. Cancellations will be accepted at no charge 72 hours in advance of arrival. Note that check-in time is 4 p.m., and check-out time is 11 a.m.

Travel to New York City
The closest major airports to the conference site are LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is located approximately 45 minutes from the hotel and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is located approximately 35-40 minutes from the hotel. 

The AACR has chosen Corporate Traveler (CT) as its exclusive travel management partner. Conference attendees are welcomed 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 ZYTD224278. Please book early to take advantage of promotional fares that give you the greatest discount.

Ground Transportation
A variety of ground transportation options is available upon arrival, including taxi service, private car service, Uber, car rentals, and shared shuttles. Taxi service between the La Guardia Airport (LGA) and New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is approximately $35.00 one way, plus gratuity and $90.00, plus gratuity from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). 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. Please refer to the discount CV# 02ST0021.

International Travel
Researchers from more than 50 different countries regularly participate in AACR meetings and conferences. The AACR 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