Meeting Location

EPNEC-Eric P. Newman Education Center • Auditorium • 320 South Euclid Avenue • St. Louis, MO 63110 • Phone (314) 747-6338

"Leading the Way in Solid Organ and Blood/Marrow Transplantation" will be held at the Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC), conveniently located in the Central West End at Washington University Medical Center, providing easy access to major highways, the Metro Link and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. This cosmopolitan neighborhood in St. Louis' central corridor offers an urban, trendy setting for shopping, dining and entertainment.


Parkway Hotel • 4550 Forest Park Avenue • St. Louis, MO 63108 • Phone (314) 256-7777 or (866) 314-7700

The Parkway Hotel is adjacent to Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. It is one block from EPNEC-the location of the conference-and can easily be accessed through a climate-controlled interior walkway. The Parkway provides quality accommodations, first-class services, and an unforgettable stay in a convenient and pleasant location.

Hotel room rate: $119.00 single/double occupancy. (Rate is per room per night and is subject to prevailing state and local taxes.)

Hotel room release date: DATE EXTENDED! Friday, May 20, 2011, 4 p.m. CT. 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 and information: Reserve your hotel room by May 20 at 4 p.m. CDT. Click here to book your reservation online, or call the Parkway Hotel reservations department at (314) 256-7777. Mention the Spotlight Optum Conference to receive the discounted rate.

Parking and Directions

EPNEC and the Parkway Hotel are just north of the city's main artery-Interstate-64 (Highway 40), five minutes from downtown St. Louis and 15 minutes from Lambert International Airport.

EPNEC: GPS and online mapping services may not be not accurate due to recent campus construction. Please use directions listed here for access to EPNEC and the Metro Parking Garage.

Parkway Hotel: Click here for parking information.

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 advance. 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 May 26 for more detailed instructions.

Web Sites of Interest

Parkway Hotel
St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission

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.


St. Louis' average daytime high in early June is 82° with an average low of 62°.

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