SSR 2016 General Information

Child Care

Attendees with children may wish to contact services for child care during the meeting. It is advisable to make arrangements well in advance. The following list of companies is just a sample:

Marion's Childcare
E-mail: amy@hotelchildcare.com
Phone: (619) 303-4379 or (888) 891-5029

Munchkin Minders LLC
E-mail: dpmunchkinminders@gmail.com
Phone: (760) 494-8764

Around Town Childcare
E-mail: director@aroundtownchildcare.com
Phone: (619) 283-2120

Destination Sitters, LCC
E-mail: info@destinationsitters.com
Phone: (888) 748-5439

This information is provided as a courtesy to meeting attendees; SSR makes no claim regarding the performance or suitability of these services, nor assumes any liability.

Climate

In July, San Diego's average high temperature is 75°F (24°C) and the average low temperature is 65°F (18°C), with little rainfall. HOWEVER, please note that conference spaces take time to adjust to optimal temperatures, so it is advisable to dress in layers when attending sessions. For up-to-date weather information for San Diego, visit The Weather Underground.

Copies and Faxing

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina provides an on-site business office (Link@Sheraton) with complimentary internet access and basic printing for hotel guests. The hotel also hosts a FedEx Office Print & Ship Center:

FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 542-0198
Hours: M–F 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Sat CLOSED, Sun 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Ahi TunaDining and Entertainment

The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina hosts several restaurants, beer and wine bars, and a grab-and-go coffee house. SSR meeting organizers are working with the hotel to ensure multiple options for quick meals are available to SSR attendees. Other nearby restaurants include:

Visit Yelp for ideas on dining further afield.

Horton Plaza Shopping MallShopping

The Sheraton hosts an on-site gift shop that sells not only souvenirs, but also toiletries, clothing, and other sundries that you may find yourself in need of on-site.

Other area shopping centers, accessible by the Metropolitan Transit System, include:

Insurance

Personal liability insurance is the responsibility of each individual meeting participant. Participants should have their own medical coverage.

Internet

Free wireless internet is available in the guest rooms for all SSR participants staying at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, and will be available on-site at the meeting.

Medical Services

For medical emergencies, dial 911.

Emergency Care Dynamics-Urgent Care & More
3434 Midway Dr
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 225-6200

Gaslamp Medical Center
250 Market Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 239-9675

Scripps Coastal Medical Center Hillcrest
501 Washington Street
Suites 525 and 600
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 278-3300

Press Relations and News Coverage

The Society encourages news coverage of the meeting and will assist participants and the media in reporting current research discoveries in the reproductive sciences. Prior to the meeting, questions should be addressed to the SSR Business Office (ssr-am@ssr.org; 608-256-2777).

Journalists must check-in at the SSR Registration Office and present their credentials to receive a press pass.

Poster Printing Options

Paper Posters

FedEx is offering SSR 2016 Annual Meeting attendees a 50% discount on posters conveniently printed and held for pickup at the FedEx Office Center located inside the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. High-quality posters are made available onsite for your convenience with no additional fees. Simply place your order on or before 14 July, 2016, to have it ready for the start of the meeting. SSR meeting posters cannot exceed 45" x 45". For questions please call 619.542.0198 or email usa2011@fedex.com.

Go to https://docstore.fedex.com/hco2011b to place your order online.

Fabric Posters

PosterSmith prints posters on fabric, which eliminates the need for a poster tube when travelling. They are offering SSR meeting attendees a 15% discount. Simply start your order via the following link: https://postersmith.com/poster/sponsor/ssr2016 and the discount will automatically be applied. Order price includes 2-day free shipping within the US. PosterSmith can ship posters directly to Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina if desired. Note that SSR meeting posters cannot exceed 45" x 45". For questions please call 617.383.7772 or email support@postersmith.com. FAQs at https://postersmith.com/poster/question_and_answer

To start an order, go to https://postersmith.com/.

Sales Taxes

San Diego County sales tax is 8% on goods and services; some municipalities impose an additional tax up to 1%.

Smoking Regulations

Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

Special Needs

To ensure that all attendees are able to participate in the meeting, SSR will do its best to accommodate any attendee who needs assistance. Please contact the SSR Business Office (ssr-am@ssr.org; 608-256-2777) prior to the meeting if you require special dietary or physical accommodations at the meeting, or if you require assistance getting to or from sessions/events.

Transportation

See the 2016 Travel and Transportation page.

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