Several hotels within walking distance of the scientific venue offer reduced rates for meeting attendees; prices range from approximately $110-$200/night.  In addition, the medical school dormitory, which is attached via an elevated walkway to the venue, will have rooms for about $55/night.


St. Louis provides excellent, low-cost transportation from the international airport and all points in the city to the scientific venue via the Metro high-speed train (link to Metro map). One of the Metro stops, the Central West End station, is 100 meters from the Newman Center. From this station all of the downtown attractions (the Arch, St. Louis Cardinals baseball stadium, Anheuser-Busch brewery, etc.) are accessible within 10-15 minutes.  Travel time on the Metro from the airport to the Central West End station is approximately 20 minutes and trains run every 10-15 minutes. Metro buses provide convenient access throughout the city. Taxi service is readily available with fares of about $45 to/from the airport and $5/3 miles within the city. Shuttle buses will be provided for transportation to the SRHSB Retreat and the ICCS-SRHSB Conference Banquet.


The venue for all scientific presentations will be the Eric P. Newman Educational Center on the medical campus of Washington University in St. Louis. The Newman Center is a state-of-the-Art facility with two auditoriums, a large area for exhibitor and poster displays, many convenient, well-equipped rooms for breakout sessions, an attractive foyer for meeting breaks and receptions, and free WiFi. It is located about 100 meters from the high-speed Metro station and within a 3-10 minute walk from the local hotels.


Saint Louis is a multi-ethnic city with a rich history and many attractions. It was originally the “Gateway to the West” for American pioneers in the 1840’s, hence the iconic Arch at the entrance to the city on the western bank of the Mississippi River. The early immigrants established many notable breweries in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, and the Anheuser-Busch brewery, well known for crafting Budweiser beers, is currently one of the largest in the world; it is a major tourist attraction but there are also many fine microbreweries within St. Louis.

St. Louis is also the home of the public Forest Park, which is twice as large as New York City’s Central Park and immediately adjacent to the Washington University Medical Center. Forest Park offers free admission to a world-class Art Museum (featuring original works by Picasso, etc?), the Municipal Zoo, magnificent fountains, and an 18-hole golf course. With nearly 20? miles of bike/running paths and roads, it is a recreational paradise and only 1-2 blocks away from the Newman Center and our local hotels.

Less than 2 miles away from the Newman Center are the St. Louis Botanical Gardens. This is one of the largest botanical gardens in the United States and we are hoping to have one of the evening events at this location.

The area near our venue is populated by an impressive assortment of  architecture, the centerpoint of which is the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.