Registration and Housing
Recently rated as one of the best airports in the nation by The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) services 1,300 arrivals and departures daily. The airport is located seven miles from Center City. For more information, call (215) 937-6937 or visit www.phl.org.
United Airlines is the official domestic airline for the Annual Meeting. Call or have your travel agent call United at 800-521-4041 and refer to Meeting ID Number 557HY to book your reservations. These discounts also apply on United Express, US Airways, US Airways Express and Air Canada. You will receive an additional 5% discount off any published airfare from First Class to the lowest applicable discount or a 10% discount off mid-week coach fares. There is an additional 5% discount on tickets purchased at least 30 days in advance of travel. Area pricing with a fixed rate fare to the meeting is also available. Tickets must be purchased at least 7 days in advance and seats are limited.
In partnership with Lufthansa German Airlines, the Society's official international airline for the Annual Meeting, SNM is pleased to offer 51st Annual Meeting attendees and their accompanying family members originating in Europe, Africa, India, and the Middle East substantial savings on their air travel to and from and the Society’s 51st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lufthansa German Airlines - the world’s number one choice for international travel - offers daily nonstop service to Philadelphia from its state-of-the-art hub in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition, Lufthansa offers daily, multi-frequency service to New York (both JFK and Newark airports), Washington Dulles, and Boston from both its Frankfurt and Munich hubs – with seamless connections available from each of these cities to Philadelphia.
For attendees and their family members heading to SNM’s 51st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Lufthansa is offering a special discount of ten percent (10 %) off ANY published Lufthansa fare originating outside the U.S. and Canada. This 10 percent discount applies to not only already discounted economy class (APEX) fares and regular economy fares, but also to fares for travel in Lufthansa’s legendary first and business classes.
This special discount is only available to attendees of the Society's 51st Annual meeting in Philadelphia and their accompanying family members. These specially discounted fares are valid for round trip travel system-wide on Lufthansa operated flights to and from not only Philadelphia, but to and/or from any of the 16 U.S. cities which Lufthansa serves – allowing attendees of the SNM’s 51st Annual Meeting and their accompanying family members the chance to holiday in other parts of the United States following the 51st Annual Meeting and fly home on Lufthansa from California, Colorado, Florida, etc.
These fares may be subject to certain other restrictions, and are not combinable with other discounts. SNM 51st Annual Meeting attendees and their accompanying family members taking advantage of this special program with Lufthansa can have actual mileage flown credited to their choice of frequent flier programs: Lufthansa's Miles & More, United Airlines Mileage Plus, or the participating frequent flyer programs of other Star Alliance carriers.
Reservations and ticketing under this special program between Lufthansa and the Society of Nuclear Medicine are available through either your local travel agent or Lufthansa’s worldwide network of reservation centers. To take advantage of the savings and services offered to attendees of SNM's 51st Annual Meeting by Lufthansa, contact your travel agent or local Lufthansa Reservation Center and refer to GGAIRLHCONGRESS and the following special Tour code: LH04PHL576
To locate the Lufthansa Reservation Center nearest you, check your local telephone directory or visit Lufthansa on the worldwide web at www.lufthansa.com.
Amtrak is offering a 10% discount off the lowest rail fare that is available when making your reservation. To make your reservation call 800-US-RAIL (800-872-7245) or contact your travel agent. Refer to the Fare Code Number X90A-905 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on Auto Train, Acela Express 1st Class, Metroliner Club Car service or sleeping accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Acela Regional service, Acela Express Business Class and Metroliner Coach service during off-peak weekday travel and all departures on weekends. Schedules may be viewed online at www.amtrak.com.
Trains arrive at Amtrak's 30th Street Station, 30th and Market streets.
Transportation to/from Airport
The R1 Airport rail line provides service from the airport to Center City every half-hour daily from 6 a.m. to midnight. The line stops at Amtrak's 30th Street Station, Suburban Station (16th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard) and at Market East Station (attached to the Pennsylvania Convention Center). Travel time is 23 minutes; the maximum weekday fare is $7. For more information, call (215) 580-7800 or visit www.septa.org.
Avis is the official car rental agency for the 51st Annual Meeting. To receive the special rates as a meeting participant call Avis at 800-331-1600 or visit http://www.avis.com/AvisWeb/html/meetings/go.html?2039 and refer to discount number A746099.
A fleet of 1,400 cabs serves the area. Fare is metered at $1.80 plus $1.80 per mile. There is an additional charge of 20 cents for two or more passengers. Fare from the airport to Center City is a flat rate of $20.
A number of limousine companies operate on a 24-hour basis with vans departing as needed. Service counters are located in each terminal at the airport. Average cost between the airport and Center City is $8-$10 one way.
Local Transit System
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) offers commuter service to the suburbs. Suburban Station and Market East regional rail stations are in the heart of the business, shopping and hotel districts. SEPTA also operates a large number of bus routes throughout the city and suburbs. The price on most routes is $2.00, exact change or a discount token. One special route of note, the Route 76 or the "Ben FrankLine," runs from Society Hill to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with stops on the Chestnut Street transit-way and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. PHLASH your way through the city on SEPTA's visitor-friendly, colorful buses that connect the Pennsylvania Convention Center and hotels with shopping, restaurants, historical attractions, Parkway museums, the Avenue of the Arts and the waterfront. Fares are $2 per trip or $4 for a day pass. For information, call (215) 4-PHLASH.
Philadelphia is conveniently located near several major metropolitan areas.
||1 hr (61 m/98 km)|
||2 hrs (95 m/153 km)|
||6 hrs (296 m/476 km)|
|New York City
||2 hrs (100 m/61 km)|
||3 hrs (133 m/214 km)|
Annual Meeting Shuttle Bus Service and Routes
SNM had enlisted Seat Planners, Inc. to manage the shuttle transportation. Signs listing all the routes will be placed by the entrance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and in each hotel lobby with shuttle service. In addition, hotel front desks with shuttle service will have copies of the schedule. The front and side windows of the buses will display route signs.
Shuttle service will be provided for attendees who reserved housing through ITS, SNM's official housing company, from the following official SNM hotels:
Holiday Inn Express
The other hotels are within walking distance of the convention center.
Shuttle service will be provided Saturday through Wednesday to the Pennsylvania Convention Center at the following times:
|Saturday, June 19
|Sunday, June 20
|Monday, June 21
|Tuesday, June 22
||7:00am-7:30pm and 8:30pm-1:15am |
|Wednesday, June 23
Scooter and Wheelchair Rental
To rent a scooter or wheelchair, call ScootAround before arriving on-site at 888-441-7575.