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GIST Summit Hotel & Transportation Information

 

GIST Support International is delighted you are considering attending our Fifth Annual GIST Summit.  It looks like it will be a really exciting day, as there will be a great program that is drawing interest from GIST patients and caregivers from all over the country (and beyond)!

If you arrive in Houston by early Friday evening, September 13, you may want to join us for dinner at a local restaurant.  The GSI board will be setting up the facilities on the 8th Floor of the Cancer Prevention Building late Friday afternoon, and we will go to dinner afterwards.  More details on this to follow on the dinner location.

As noted, the Summit will be held on the 8th Floor of the Cancer Prevention Building, 1155 Pressler Street.  From the entrance to the building, take Elevator Q to the 8th Floor.  The route will be marked with signage.

If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me via email (gingers@labi.org) or on my cell phone (225-281-5389).

I look forwarding to seeing you!

Ginger Sawyer

 

HOTELS

The following hotels normally have weekday shuttle buses to MDA; however, you should double check to assure they also provide Saturday service.  Please make your hotel and travel reservations directly, however, let us know if you have problems.  Be sure to ask for the medical/MD Anderson rate.

Wyndham Houston—Medical Central Hotel & Suites (formerly Holiday Inn)  
6800 Main Street Houston Texas 77030
Hotel Front Desk: 1-713-528-7744  Reservations: 1-877-999-3223
link to website
 

MainStay Suites Texas Medical Center/Reliant Park
3134 Old Spanish Trail Houston, TX 77054
Hotel Front Desk: 1-832-201-3131
link to website


LaQuinta Inn—Houston Medical
9911 Buffalo Speedway Houston, TX 77054
Hotel Front Desk: 1-713-668-8082
link to website

 

Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas  77030
Hotel Front Desk: 1-713-796-0080 Reservations: 1-888-236-2427
link to website

 

Holiday Inn, Reliant Park
8111 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas  77054
Hotel Front Desk: 1-713-790-1900  Reservations: 1-888-233-9450
link to website


Holiday Inn Express—Houston Medical Center
8080 South Main Street, Houston, Texas  77025
Reservations: 1-888-233-9450
link to website


Rotary House International
1600 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas  77030
Hotel Front Desk: 1-713-790-1600  Reservations: 1-800-847-5783
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TRANSPORTATION FROM AIRPORTS TO MDA

Neither MD Anderson nor the hotels have airport shuttle service; however, there are various options (apart from the obvious taxis - $42 from Bush, $32 from Hobby).  Often car rental is cheaper than taxi and other services.

SuperShuttle Shared-Ride Service provides ground transportation services at George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby airports.  SuperShuttle takes reservations and picks-up travelers at their homes or businesses and transports them to the airports and vice versa. For reservations or for more information call 713.523.8888 or visit www.supershuttle.com.

Public Bus Service - Houston METRO
Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) Website: http://ridemetro.org/

Bush Airport: The Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) offers bus service available at the south side of Terminal C. Metro Bus 102 picks up on the south side of Terminal C street level (baggage claim) and stops at the downtown Metro station. Visit the Houston METRO website for specific route and schedule information.

Hobby airport: The Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) offers bus service available at Curbzone 13 outside of the baggage claim area in the lower level. . Visit the Houston METRO website for specific route and schedule information.

 

MAP to MD Anderson Medical Center:


http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/education-and-training/schools-and-programs/research-training/programs-and-courses/cancer-prevention-research-training-program/trainee-resources/tmc-map.pdf

 

PARKING:
 

Parking will be available free-of-charge at the parking garage located directly across the street from the Cancer Prevention Building entrance on Pressler Street. 

 

FINAL AGENDA AND CHECKLIST:
 

GSI looks forward to being with you and sharing information and experiences.  We do hope you’ll make plans to spend September 14 with us.  An updated agenda of speakers and a final checklist will be sent to all participants in the near future.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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