Great Expectations - Conference – FAQs

We know that information is important when planning to attend a conference. Here is a list of frequently asked questions. If you still need help, contact our office at info@ASAP.org or call 903-236-7079.

What is the name of the conference hotel?

Long Island Marriott
101 James Doolittle Boulevard
Uniondale, New York 11553 USA
516-794-3800

What is the room rate?

$135 plus tax per night. Individual attendees must make their hotel reservations directly with Marriott reservations at 516-794-3800 use the corporate code “CISCISA” to receive the discounted room rate or through the online portal (link available on the ‘Annual Conference’ main page). When making reservation let them know you are attending ASAP’s Chiari & Syringomyelia Conference to receive this rate. If you have any problems, please let us know. Call 903-236-7079 or email info@ASAP.org

What is the last day to reserve a room at the discounted rate?

Rooms must be reserved on or before June 26, 2017 to receive the discounted rate. A limited number of rooms are available at this rate. If the room block fills before the cut-off date we cannot guarantee this room rate.

Do I have to stay at the conference hotel?

No. Staying at the Marriott offers the convenience of being near the conference proceedings and benefits the organization. You will also have the opportunity to spend social time with other attendees.

What airport serves the Long Island area?

LaGuardia Airport – LGA
Airport Phone: +1 718 533 3400
Hotel direction: 24 miles SE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
• Alternate transportation: Town Car; fee: 80 USD (one way) ;on request
• Estimated taxi fare: 80 USD (one way)

Driving directions

John F Kennedy International Airport – JFK
Hotel direction: 18 miles NE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
• Alternate transportation: Town Car; fee: 80 USD (one way) ;on request
• Estimated taxi fare: 80 USD (one way)

Driving directions

Long Island MacArthur Airport – ISP
Airport Phone: +1 631 467 3210
Hotel direction: 32 miles W
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
• Alternate transportation: Town Car; fee: 85 USD (one way) ;on request
• Estimated taxi fare: 85 USD (one way)

Driving directions

What is the registration fee for attending the conference?

Pre-registration:
Adults 16 & up: $175 each
Children ages 5 – 15: $95
Family pack: two adults and two children: $490
No charge for children under 5, over 15 years must register as an adult.
The fees include: all lectures and workshops, Wednesday evening buffet, breakfast Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Saturday evening banquet meal.

We do not want to attend the banquet, can we get a reduced rate?

You can register using the day rate at $70 per day. This will include the group breakfast.

Can I come for only one day?

Yes. If you are not able to attend the entire conference, you can pay by the day.
The day rate is $70. Registration fee includes the group breakfast.

Can my family/friends who are not attending the conference come to the Saturday night banquet?

Yes. You can purchase a ‘banquet only’ ticket for $75.

When is the last day to register?

You can register online, by phone, or through the mail until July 10, 2017. After that date, you may register on site.

Can I get a refund if something happens and I cannot attend?

Yes. If you have to cancel before June 30, you will receive a refund minus a $25 handling fee. We are not able to give refunds after June 30 because we have to commit numbers for food.

Can children attend the conference?

Absolutely, we encourage you to think of the conference as a family event. We have special sessions for children and teens (5 – 16 years) with Chiari, syringomyelia or related disorders as well as siblings and children whose parents are affected. When one member of the family is diagnosed, it affects everyone! The conference allows patients, family and friends to interact and share with others who understand their unique perspectives.

When does the conference end?

The agenda is still in development at this writing. However, plans are to end around noon on Sunday July 23. As soon as the agenda is completed, it will be available on the website.