Meeting Location

Georgia Aquarium Pacific Room 225 Baker StreetAtlanta, GA. 30313 Phone (404) 581-4000

The History and Future: Kidney, Liver and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation will be held at the Georgia Aquarium, conveniently located in the heart of Atlanta and adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park. Georgia Aquarium—the largest in the world—is home to tens of thousands of animals, including 500 species from around the world. Centennial Olympic Park was home to the 1996 Olympic Games and boasts the world’s largest Olympic Ring Fountain. Within walking distance is Atlanta’s famous thoroughfare, the Midtown Mile on Peachtree Street, where you’ll find a variety of shops, restaurants and local attractions.

Aquarium directions and parking: Click here for driving directions and parking information for the Georgia Aquarium. Follow the parking instructions for the Oceans Ballroom (the conference is in the Pacific section of the Oceans Ballroom).

Daily Self-Parking: $10.00. In-and-out privileges are not permitted.


The Westin Peachtree Plaza — 210 Peachtree Street — Atlanta, GA. 30303 — Phone (404) 659-1400

The Westin Peachtree Plaza is a few blocks from the Georgia Aquarium, the conference location. Each guest room offers floor-to-ceiling windows and Westin's renowned Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath®. During your stay, experience the Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View—a dining complex featuring a revolving restaurant, rotating cocktail lounge, and observatory, offering some of the best views of Atlanta. Float in the elevated year-round pool and work out in the fully equipped WestinWORKOUT® Gym.

Hotel room rate: $159.00 single/double occupancy. (Rate is per room per night and is subject to prevailing state and local taxes.)

Hotel room release date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Reservations made after this date, or after the room block is sold out, will be at the prevailing room rate and subject to availability.

Hotel reservations: Reserve your hotel room by Wednesday, October 12. Click here to book your hotel reservation or call The Westin Peachtree Plaza reservations department at (800) 937-8461. Mention the OptumHealth Education Conference to receive the discounted rate.  

Hotel directions and ground transportation: Click here for general driving directions to The Westin Peachtree Plaza, as well as ground transportation information from the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Hotel parking: Self-parking rates are $2.00 every 15 minutes or $22 per day maximum. Valet rates are: up to one hour $10; one–three hours $15; three–six hours $20; six–24 hours $26. The fee for a lost ticket is $26.00. In-and-out privileges are allowed for valet parking only.

Program Materials

Program materials will be in electronic format. Approximately one week prior to the conference, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access the program materials. In addition, you will receive a CD-ROM at the conference that contains the program materials. Please look for the e-mail announcement on or around October 21 for more detailed instructions.

Web Sites of Interest

The Westin Peachtree Plaza
Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Conference Attire

Attire for the conference is business casual. Although every effort is made to maintain a comfortable learning environment, meeting room temperatures can fluctuate greatly and may be difficult to control. The temperature is often cool in the meeting room. Therefore, bringing along a jacket or sweater is recommended.