OM Symposium in Philadelphia

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4/7/2012 3:51pm
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Hi all,

I am attending the symposium and am wondering who else is attending. I am looking forward to meeting other Ocular Mel warriors! I am hoping to go to Friday's Meet and Greet, but my plane is arriving at 5. Hoping to go and maybe we can have some dinner together!



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Hi Suzanne,

Thanks for posting-- I, of course, will be there and very much look forward to finally getting to meet many people in person.  Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.... we look forward to seeing you soon!


Sara - CURE OM

RuthG - (4/8/2012 - 10:06am)


Your best bet for getting from the airport to the downtown area (we call it Center City) without worrying about traffic is the the Airport Line train. It stops at each of the airport terminals. You would get off at the station called Market East, which is 1-2 blocks away from the Marriott at 12th and Market St., depending on which exit you go out from the station.

It departs every 1/2 hour from the airport, and takes about 30 min. to get to Market East. Cost is $7.00. This page has scedules and maps:

Regional Rail Schedules


I look forward to meeting you.


So does that mean we do NOT need to rent a car or something because we can get to everything we need to via rail?? I plan on attending but dont know anything about Philly.

RuthG - (4/19/2012 - 1:57pm)

In my opinion, you'd be far better off not renting a car. Parking in is expensive, and driving in Center City is a pain in the butt. You can get from the airport or the train station to the Marriott by public transportation, or by taxi or van service. The info I've seen in this website indicates the symposium is being help at the Bluemle Life Sciences Building, which is only about 1/2 mile from the Marriott. If that's too far to walk, you could take a taxi.

I just checked the Marriot website, and their on-site parking is $45.60 per day. Yikes!

Hey Suzanne,


Margaret and Butch Rogers from Chattanooga, TN.  We'll be there..Plan to drive up and do some site seeing on the way back.  Look forward to meeting everyone..:)  Margaret

I look forward to meeting you both! Safe travels to you :)


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