Meeting LocationRegister

The Methodist Hospital Research Institute • Auditorium, 2nd Floor • 6670 Bertner Ave. • Houston, TX 77030

“Leading Innovative Care in Transplantation” will be held in the state-of-the-art auditorium at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (TMHRI). The TMHRI makes its home in a new 12-story, 440,000-square-foot research facility that is integrated directly into the Texas Medical Center campus of The Methodist Hospital System.

Parking and Driving Directions: Click here for a campus map and driving directions.


Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center • 6580 Fannin Street • Houston, TX 77030 • Phone (713)-796-0080

The Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and connected to Methodist Hospital via a climate-controlled skyway. Just steps to Houston's MetroRail, our Texas Medical Center hotel is convenient to Reliant Stadium (Home of the Houston Texans), the Houston Museum District, Hermann Park, Midtown, Downtown and Rice University. This Houston Medical Center hotel features guest rooms with luxurious bedding, space to work and relax, and wireless Internet access. On-site amenities include indoor pool and hot tub, unique and delicious dining at Driscoll’s restaurant, the casual atmosphere of Paladora Lounge, and your favorite beverages at Starbucks.

Hotel room rate: $196.00 single/double occupancy. (Rate is per room per night and is subject to prevailing state and local taxes.)

Hotel room release date: Friday, March 22. 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: Click here to book your hotel reservation. Or call the Houston Marriott reservations department at (800) 228-9290 by March 22. Mention the “Methodist Optum Spotlight” to receive the discounted rate. Guests with special accommodation requests or who would like to extend their stay should call the hotel directly.

Transportation and Driving Directions: Click here for local area information, transportation options, and driving directions.

Program Materials

Program materials will be in electronic format. You will receive an e-mail on or around April 3 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.

Web Sites of Interest

Houston Marriott at the Texas Medical Center
Greater Houston Convention and 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.