LOGISTICS

LOCATION
Creighton University Harper Center
602 N. 20th Street
Omaha, NE  68178
Telephone:  (402) 280-2700
Website:  http://www.creighton.edu/harpercenter/ Exit Disclaimer

AIR TRAVEL
To make your airline reservations and have your ticket reimbursed by The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. (SCG), you will need to call Travel-On Travel Agency at (888) 495-7770 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time and secure the ticket with a major credit card. Please inform them that you are booking travel to be reimbursed by SCG for the NMRI Regional Workshop in Omaha, NE, and give them your desired travel dates. Please note that per federal travel regulations, you can purchase only a coach-class, nonrefundable ticket, with an advance purchase of at least 14 days, at the maximum rate of $700 for domestic travel.

ACCOMMODATIONS
A limited number of sleeping rooms for conference participants have been reserved at the Courtyard Omaha Downtown/Old Market Area. The rate is the prevailing government rate of $93 per night for single and double occupancy, plus tax (18.16%). To reserve a hotel room, call reservations at (800) 321-2211 or (402) 346-2200 and be sure to identify yourself as a member of the NIDDK NMRI Midwest Regional Workshop to receive the group rate, or book online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/omacy-courtyard-omaha-downtown-old-market-area/?toDate=11/4/11&groupCode=scgscga&fromDate=11/2/11&app=resvlink Exit Disclaimer. THE ROOM BLOCK WILL BE IN EFFECT AT THE GOVERNMENT RATE ONLY UNTIL WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011, OR UNTIL FULL, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. ANY ROOM RESERVATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THAT DATE WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A SPACE- AND RATE-AVAILABILITY BASIS. Reservations should be made for arrival on November 2 and departure on November 4, and must be secured with a major credit card. If you require alternate dates, please send an email to John Hare at jhare@scgcorp.com. Any alternate date request will need to be approved through the NIDDK.

Please be certain that the hotel provides you with a confirmation number for your reservation. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m., and check-out time is 12:00 p.m. If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so by 3:00 p.m. the day prior to your scheduled arrival date to avoid a 1 night’s room and tax penalty on your credit card. Hotel information is as follows:

Courtyard Omaha Downtown/Old Market Area
101 S. 10th Street
Omaha, NE  68102
Telephone:  (402) 346-2200 or (866) 204-9388
Fax:  (402) 346-7720
Website:  http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/omacy-courtyard-om Exit Disclaimer

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
Driving directions to the hotel can be obtained from any starting point at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/omacy-courtyard-omaha-downtown-old-market-area/Exit Disclaimer

From Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA)
Telephone:  (402) 422-6817
Hotel direction: 3 miles S.W.
Driving Directions:  Turn left out of the airport onto Abbott Drive. Proceed south on Abbott Drive to 10th Street and turn left. The hotel will be on the left at Dodge Street.

SHUTTLES
The Courtyard operates a complimentary airport shuttle that runs from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily. Please contact the hotel directly for pick up.

TAXIS
The estimated taxi fare is approximately $15 (one way) from Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA).

PARKING INFORMATION
The hotel has a self-parking fee of $6 hourly or $8 daily.