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The 50th American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting and Technical Exhibitions will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The street address is 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010. Visit the George R. Brown Convention Center & Visitors Bureau for information on Houston and points of interest.

AAPM will use Exhibit Halls D-E on Level One of the George R. Brown Convention Center. The exhibit hall will have a combination of 10 feet x 10 feet and island booths. Moderated Poster Discussion and Standard Poster sessions will be held in Exhibit Hall E. View a detailed layout of Level One here.

The Scientific Sessions will be conducted in meeting rooms on Levels II. View a layout of the level two of the Convention Center here.

Please Note:

Exhibit Hall Ceiling Height:
Hall D and E - 35 feet.

Exhibit Hall Columns:
Hall D has eight columns and Hall E has four columns.

Electrical Information:
Hall D and E have electricity provided from the floor.

Exhibit Hall Entrances:
There will be ONE entrance into each Exhibit Hall (D and E). The entrances are indicated on the floor plan so please note when selecting your requested booth spaces.

Hotel Information

Housing reservations will be handled by the Housing Connection/AAPM Housing Bureau.

Exhibitors are STRONGLY encouraged to use designated AAPM hotels.

Travel Arrangements

Apply early for your Visa!
Visa applicants are advised to apply as soon as they decide to travel to the United States, and at least three to four months in advance of their travel date. The following sites have additional information on applying for a visa:
United States Visas
U.S. Department of State
The National Acadamies International Visitors Office

Need a Visa letter inviting you to the AAPM Annual Meeting? Generate one here.

Air Travel
Houston Hobby (HOU) is approximately 10 miles from AAPM convention hotels and the convention center.
George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) is approximately 22 miles from AAPM convention hotels and the convention center.

Official Event Travel Service
AAPM has selected Travel Destinations Management Group as the official event travel service for the 2008 Annual Meeting. Travel July 25 - August 5 and reference the AAPM Annual Meeting to receive discounts on Continental Airlines. The discount depends on the cost of the ticket. The discounts are as follows:

If you wish to contact Continental Airlines directly (toll free 800-468-7022), the code for this offer is ZDQ3 and the Agreement code is AGBSEG. Continental charges a $10.00 fee to book the reservation.

Travel Destinations Management Group
800-274-1997 (toll free)

Reservation Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

A $32 transaction fee will be applied to all tickets purchased through Travel Destinations Management Group.

Ground Transportation from HOU and IAH
Houston Hobby: Cab fare is ~$25 to downtown hotels.
George Bush Intercontinental: Cab fare is ~$42 to downtown hotels.

Rental car group rates are available at AVIS.

Dress Code

The dress code is business casual for the AAPM Annual Meeting.

Exhibitors' Breakfast

The Exhibitors' Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, July 30 from 8:00 am until 9:00 am of the Convention Center. A representative from each registered exhibiting organization is invited to attend. This is an opportunity for Exhibitors to provide feedback and suggestions, discuss the move out procedures, and future society meetings.

Second Annual AAPM Blood Drive

Do you have an extra hour to save a life? Please consider donating blood during the Second Annual AAPM Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 29. Visit the Blood Donor Center in the convention center between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Units of blood will be used for patients at M.D. Anderson.

Houston Points of Interest

Buffalo Bayou
Children's Museum of Houston
Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park
Houston Galleria
Houston Museum District
Houston Theater District
M.D. Anderson
Main Street Square
The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art