All participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations and travel. For invited speakers, expenses will be partially reimbursed (with proper documentation), depending on the amount of financial support raised by the organizing committee. Travel costs of invited younger investigators will be funded to a greater extent than those of established investigators, on the assumption that the former have limited funding sources.

Traveling to Houston

Two Major Airports

Houston is accessible by two major airports:

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
13 miles from venue

Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
25 miles from venue

Ground Transportation

All major car rental companies offer services at both airports.

Taxicabs and private car services are also readily available. Cab fare from Bush Intercontinental Airport to Houston Methodist will be about U.S. $60; fare from Hobby Airport will be about $32. Private car service rates vary by provider.

Shuttle service is available by SuperShuttle. To make reservations, call 281.230.7275, or book online:

Nearby Hotels

Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
713.796.0080

Connected by a crosswalk to Houston Methodist

SureStay PLUS Hotel by Best Western – Houston Medical Center
6700 S Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
713.522.2811

3 block walk to Houston Methodist

Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center
6633 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77030
713.313.4000

3 block walk to Houston Methodist

Hotel Zaza
5701 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
713.526.1991
Toll-Free 888.880.3244

1.4 miles away, includes shuttle service to Houston Methodist

Getting around Houston

Recommended Parking

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) Garage 15 in the John P McGovern Commons is located directly across the street from the Houston Methodist Research Institute.

Texas Medical Center Garages 1 and 7 are located close by.
Information about parking for all budgets around the Houston Methodist Research Institute can be found on the Texas Medical Center website.

METRORail Public Transit

The METRORail stops at Dryden/TMC, located in front of the Houston Methodist Hospital. Walk through the main hospital building to access the Houston Methodist Research Institute.

Local Attractions

Among many attractions, these are located in the Museum District—an easy walk, or 3 METRORail stops, from Houston Methodist Hospital.

Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

Museum of Fine Arts Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

The Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030