The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School is a state of the art conference center located directly across from the Boston Latin School within the New Research Building at Harvard Medical School. Its contemporary platform is also surrounded by the culture & tradition of the Harvard and Fenway neighbourhoods.
BioMed Central has secured exclusive delegate discounted rates for accommodation at the following two hotels, located very close to the conference venue.
Marriott Boston Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116 - MAP
Phone: 1(800) 228 9290 or (617) 236 5800
Please quote 'BioMed Central - Beyond the Genome' when contacting the hotel for room bookings.
Discounted rate secured for bookings made prior to 29 August 2012.
The Inn at Longwood
342 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, USA - MAP
Phone: 1(800) 4682 378 or (617) 731 4700
Please quote 'Beyond the Genome' when contacting the hotel for room bookings.
Discounted rate secured for bookings made prior to 5 September 2012.
For further information on where to stay please visit the Boston Tourist Board. Alternative accommodation is also available at the Boston Youth Hostel
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