VENUE & Accommodations

All events and registration for the 7th International Congenital CMV Conference & 17th International CMV Workshop will take place at the centrally-located Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC): 2100 Richard Arrington Blvd. North, Birmingham, Alabama, 35023.
 
CMV 2019 has negotiated discounted rates available to all conference delegates at the Westin Birmingham, as well as a further discounted "trainee" rate available for trainees at the Sheraton Birmingham. The organizers are employing the honor system, trusting that rooms at the Sheraton will be reserved by trainees only.
 
Both hotel properties are connected to the BJCC. Group rates are available until 16 March 2019 or until the group block is sold out, whichever occurs first.

 

Westin Birmingham

2221 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North

Birmingham, AL 35206

205.307.3600

www.westinbirmingham.com

 

The Westin Birmingham is centrally located next to the BJCC in the Uptown Entertainment District. Arrive with ease via the hotel's complimentary shuttle from Birmingham International Airport. Beautifully appointed guest rooms include a flat-screen TV, complimentary wireless internet, and their signature Westin Heavenly Bed and Westin Heavenly Bath products. Enjoy dinner at the award-winning Todd English P.U.B. or walk to nearby dining options in the Uptown Dining district.
 

Discounted lodging rates are available for CMV 2019 participants until 16 March 2019 or until the group block is sold out, whichever occurs first. 

 

Room Rates

Traditional Room, Single/Double: $189 (USD), plus applicable taxes (currently 17.5%)

 

Reservations

 

 

Sheraton Birmingham

2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North

Birmingham, AL 35206

205.324.5000

www.sheratonbirmingham.com

 

The Sheraton Birmingham is located in the heart of Uptown; Birmingham's newest entertainment district and connected to the BJCC by a covered skyway. Arrive with ease via the hotel's complimentary shuttle from Birmingham International Airport. Freshly decorated guest rooms include a flat-screen TV, complimentary wireless internet, and the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience, featuring a decadent duvet and pillow top mattress. Enjoy some of the finest restaurants in the south in the Uptown district or in the nearby Five Points South district.

 

Discounted lodging rates are available to CMV 2019 trainees only until 16 March 2019 or until the group block is sold out, whichever occurs first. 

 

Trainee Room Rates

Traditional Room, Single/Double: $139 (USD), plus applicable taxes (currently 17.5%)

 

Reservations

 

 

TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

Air Travel

The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) services over 100 daily flights to and from 25 cities.

www.flybirmingham.com

 

Ground Transportation

The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center, Sheraton Birmingham, and the Westin Birmingham are approximately 8 kilometers/5 miles from BHM. There are a number of transportation options available from the airport.

 

Courtesy Shuttle
A complimentary courtesy shuttle from the airport is available to hotel guests of the Sheraton and the Westin. Pick-up hours are between 06:00 and 24:00. Please contact the Sheraton or Westin directly for more information.
 
Taxis
Taxi service from the airport is available 24/7. Cabs are located on the ground level directly outside baggage claim. Taxi fare from the airport to the hotels is approximately $10 (USD).

Car Rental
The BHM Rental Car facility is located in section 1B on the ground level of the airport parking deck. On-site car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Payless. Advanced reservations are advised.
 
Uber
Uber is authorized to provide pick-up services at BHM. 
 

Passport Requirements

A foreign national entering the United States is generally required to present a valid passport and visa issued by a U.S. Consular Official. Visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website for more information and identification requirements. 

 

Visa Requirements

It is the sole responsibility of the participant to research their visa requirements. Participants who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application process. Visa applications should be submitted at least 90 days before travel.
 
Some countries will require visa applicants to provide supplementary information explaining the purpose of their travel, such as a letter of invitation. A link to generate a custom letter of invitation will be available in the registration confirmation email. CMV 2019 will not contact embassies or consulates directly on behalf of the applicant.