Venue and Accommodation 

The conference will take place at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School on September 22-23, 2016. Please read on to find more information regarding the venue, hotel, and possible places to visit while staying in Boston!


Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School

The conference will be held at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center (77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA). The conference center is located within The New Research Building at Harvard Medical School. Please refer to the campus map for directions. If you have any general question about the conference room location, directions, parking, etc., please call the conference center at 617-432-8990.

Accommodations: Recommended Hotels

 342 Longwood Avenue

Boston, MA 02115


This is located within walking distance of MCCHMS.

138 St. James Avenue

Boston, MA 0221

617-267 5300

This is about 10 minute cab ride from the facility and also accessible on the MBTA.

40 Webster Street

Brookline, MA 02446


Located 1.5 miles from the Conference Center;

Complimentary Shuttle Service to

Longwood Medical Area

1200 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446


Located 1.5 miles from the Conference Center;

Complimentary Shuttle Service to

Longwood Medical Area

Sheraton Boston

Westin Boston & Waterfront

W Hotel Boston

The Sheraton and Westin are about 10 minute cab ride from the facility and also accessible on the MBTA.

Crosstown Center

811 Massachusetts Ave  Boston

617- 445-6400  

Complimentary Shuttle Service to

Longwood Medical Area

Boston Back Bay - Fenway

125 Brookline Avenue

Boston, MA  02215


This is located within walking distance

of MCCHMS or a short cab ride.

Hotel Commonwealth

500 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA  02215

(617) 933-5000

This is located within

a short cab ride.



Boston is one of America’s oldest cities. Since 1822, it served as the economic and cultural hub of New England. Over 617,000 residents inhabit this city and millions more visit each year for the chance to immerse themselves in Boston’s rich history and vibrant culture. Home to many world-class educational institutions such as Harvard University, Boston College, Berklee College of Music, and MIT, the Boston area is a mecca for academic excellence. In addition, Boston boasts some of the best inpatient hospitals in the world. Through museums, nightlife, restaurants, and sports teams, Boston offers all the amenities and excitement of a modern metropolitan city, while managing to maintain its welcoming atmosphere and historic roots.

Places to Visit

Newbury Street: Boston’s most captivating street offers eight blocks of world-renowned restaurants, coffee shops, nightlife, and shopping. With a wide variety of destinations that accommodate all ages and price ranges, Newbury Street has something for everyone. Try Stephanie’s on Newbury for a meal with a view, or just take a walk along the street to soak up all its unique charm and ambiance.

Duck Tours: Take the Boston Duck Tours that take you to various popular tourist spots on both land and sea! Here you can explore a variety of destinations and capture beautiful photos without ever having to leave your seat.

Freedom Trail: For a one-of-a-kind history lesson, follow the freedom trail to see see 16 different historical sites. This 4 km walking trail includes museums, meetinghouses, and churches. Visitors can take a self-guided tour, or opt for a guided one depending on personal preference and time restraints.

Faneuil Hall: Located in the heart of downtown Boston, you can experience the marketplace that has been hosting shoppers since 1742. This eclectic urban marketplace lets you dine, shop, and even enjoy some of Boston’s best street performers all at once. Additionally, its location right across from the New England Aquarium allows you to see two prominent Boston attractions in one afternoon.

Museums: With its vast historic and academic roots, it is no wonder Boston holds a wide array of museums. The Boston Museum of Science features permanent and rotating exhibits exploring topics such as Cosmic Light and Nanotechnology. They also offer planetarium and IMAX shows.  For those who prefer art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts has collections ranging from ancient Egypt to modern American, as well as everything in between. If neither of those options interests you, there are a multitude of other museums including the Boston Fire Museum, John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and the USS Constitution Museum.



The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is an extremely popular form of transportation within the city of Boston. This system includes the subway, train, and bus lines. There are a number of passes that can be purchased for those who are only staying temporarily such as the 7-day Link Pass, which costs just $19 USD and includes unlimited traveling within the week.

Car Rentals

Cars can be rented near the airport from different companies such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, and Hertz. Some of these companies also offer a pick-up service where they come pick you up and take you to the renting location to get your rental car. There are also other website such as Expedia, Kayak, and VroomVroomVroom that offer cheaper options from the same companies, so be sure to visit those if you choose to rent a car!

Rental Car Company

Telephone Number

Alamo Car Rental

(888) 826-6893

Avis Car Rental

(617) 568-6602

Budget Rental Car

(617) 568-6601

Dollar Rent A Car

(866) 434-2226

Enterprise Rent A Car

(617) 561-4488

Hertz Car Rental

(617) 568-5200


If you would like a cheaper option that also lets you get some exercise, consider biking in Boston! Boston prides itself on being a bike-friendly city, so regardless if you’re a beginner, intermediate, or expert biker, there are diverse routes for everyone. By using the bike-share system, you can rent a bike and take off. There are over 40 different locations at which bikes can be rented and once you’ve signed up, you can take it and go anywhere!


Taxis are also an option for those who just want to get places conveniently without worrying about renting anything. Taxis can be easily found all around the city and there are a number of different taxi companies available -just make sure to use one with a Medallion on the cab so you don’t get a bad ride! The rates are consistent amongst all the taxi companies, the first 1/7 of a mile is $2.60 USD and every additional 1/7 of a mile will be $0.40 USD.