Fifth AACR-IASLC International Joint Conference: Lung Cancer Translational Science from the Bench to the Clinic

​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

Extended Reservation Deadline: Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

The conference will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California. The Hard Rock Hotel is located approximately 3 miles away from the San Diego International Airport (SAN). A reduced conference rate of $239 per night is available to conference attendees until Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Reservations may be made online or by calling 877-344-ROCK (7625) and requesting the Fifth AACR-IASLC International Joint Conference: Lung Cancer Translational Science from the Bench to the Clinic 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 at 10.5 percent, an Occupancy Tax of 2.0 percen, and a San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment with State Tourism Fee of $.40 per night. Reservations must be guaranteed by a first-night room deposit at the time of reservation. Cancellations less than 72 hours prior to arrival will result in a charge equal to one night’s room and tax. Note that check-in time is 4 p.m., and check-out time is 11 a.m. 

Travel to San Diego
The closest major airport to the conference site is the San Diego International Airport (SAN), located approximately 20 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 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 800-426-1122, or visit their website and enter promo code ZXCV755045. 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, car rentals, and shared shuttles. Taxi service between the San Diego International Airport (SAN) and the Hard Rock Hotel is approximately $20 one way, plus gratuity. Learn more about shuttles and taxi service.

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 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