Meeting Location

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Meeting Room: Translational Research Center Auditorium
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Web site:

The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine is located adjacent to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Click here for driving directions, parking information, public transportation options and a printable floor plan of the facility. It is requested that attendees park in the Penn Tower garage.

Hotel Accommodations

The Inn at Penn, A Hilton® Hotel
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Reservations: (215) 222-0200
Web site:

The Inn at Penn is conveniently located in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania campus, and four blocks from the Perelmen Center for Advanced Medicine—the location of the conference.

During your stay at The Inn at Penn, you’ll enjoy newly renovated rooms featuring complimentary Wi Fi, Hilton’s renowned Serenity Bed, in-room Apple® iPad and convenient access to the bustling Center City Philadelphia. Upscale shopping, museums, galleries and a variety of dining options surround The Inn at Penn, allowing you to experience all that historic Philadelphia has to offer.

Parking and Directions: Click here for driving directions, details on travel from Philadelphia International Airport and parking information.
The Inn at Penn offers valet and self-parking.

Reservations: Call (215) 222-0200 and mention the “OptumHealth/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Conference” prior to Aug. 24 to receive the conference discounted room rate.

Guestroom Rate: $219 single/double occupancy (Rate is per room per night and is subject to prevailing state and local taxes.)

Hotel Room Block Release Date: Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Reservations made after this date, or after the room block is sold out, will be at the prevailing room rate and subject to availability. Philadelphia is a popular destination in the fall, so reserve your room early!

Program Materials

Program materials will be in electronic format. You will receive an e-mail on or around Sept. 21 with instructions on how to access the materials prior to the conference. In addition, you will receive a CD-ROM at the conference that contains the program materials.

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.


The average high temperature in Philadelphia during September is a comfortable 68 degrees Fahrenheit.