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12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

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 quest​ions, please email programs@aacr.org.


Accommodations
The conference will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco, California. The Hilton San Francisco Union Square is located approximately 14 miles away from the San Francisco International Airport, 20 miles away from the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, and 46 miles away from the San Jose International Airport. A reduced conference rate of $239 per night is available to conference attendees until Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Reservations may be made online or via telephone with Hilton Reservations Customer Care at 1-800-445-8667 (1-800-HILTONS), requesting the 12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved 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 15.25%. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card and accompanied by a first night deposit at the time of reservation. Cancellations will be accepted at no charge 72 hours in advance of arrival. Note that check-in time is 3 p.m., and check-out time is 12 p.m. 

Travel to San Francisco
The closest major airport to the conference site is the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), located approximately 30 minutes (14 miles) 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

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 San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and The Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square is approximately $60 one way, plus gratuity. Taxi service between the San Jose International Airport (SJC) and The Hilton San Francisco Union Square is approximately $150 one way, plus gratuity. Please click here for more information on 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# 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