Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion
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newport RI

BEST LVI
10-11 October 2018
will be taking place at:

The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina (approximately 1.5 hours south of Boston)
49 America's Cup Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island USA

Team meetings will take place Wednesday all day, and Thursday morning with the main BEST meeting on Thursday afternoon. Note that the meeting will begin Wednesday morning not afternoon. The BEAM Meeting will take place during lunch on Thursday. The BEST Executive meeting will take place on Thursday late afternoon, following the main meeting, with dinner following that evening. 

The BEST dinner will take place on Wednesday evening, onsite at the Newport Harbor Hotel. There will be a guided trolley tour prior to the dinner.

The closest international airports are Boston, Logan and Providence Rhode Island.

—BOS, Boston Logan—
rideshare2If you are arriving into Boston, the fastest way to get to Newport is by taxi or ridesharing (Uber or Lyft). Prices will vary widely based on time of day and traffic. 



peterpanbusThere is a bus service that runs from Boston Logan on average of 4 times daily, with times between noon and early evening at a cost of $28 USD each way. The bus stops at the Newport Visitors Center which is a 5-minutes walk from the Newport Harbor Hotel. 
Visit https://peterpanbus.com and enter Boston Logan for departure and Newport RI for arrival location. 

—PVD, Providence Warwick Green—
The fastest way to arrive into Newport is again by taxi or ridesharing. There is a public bus service (RIPTA) Route 14 which goes to the Newport Visitors Center ( 5-minutes walk to venue) . This is very reasonably priced, and the trip takes on average 1 hour. Note that not all Route 14 busses will continue to the Newport Visitors Center. Busses depart approximately every 2 hours from 7:30 am to 8:30pm. Visit https://www.ripta.com/14?d=2#schedule for more information.
Rentals cars are widely available at both airports (advance reservations highly recommended). The drive from BOS averages 1.5 to 2 hours, depending greatly on time of day, and the drive from PVD averages 40 minutes, again depending on traffic. One car per room parking is included in the hotel guest amenity fee.

We are not providing transportation between Boston and Newport. We have posted an online form HERE if you are interested in coordinating transportation with others. The list of responses will be posted online HERE until the morning of October 10th, after which time the list will be available at the meeting registration desk.

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