Leading Minds Discuss Precision Medicine in Santa Clara

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In this ever-evolving modern world, professionals need to be increasingly multi-disciplinary to get ahead. Combing multiple fields of expertise, either in yourself or in your organization, is the key to making new connections that unlock business advances and technical leaps forward.

If you work in the medical world, you’ll want to attend an upcoming event that fuses business, technology, and healthcare. Likeminded people will gather at the Precision Medicine World Conference, held at the Santa Clara Convention Center this coming 2020. 

From January 21st through the 24th, participants and attendees from all across the world will get a chance to learn about the latest techniques, experience the newest technology that biotech industry has to offer and witness an award ceremony honoring those who have transformed healthcare through precision medicine in a clinical setting. 

With such an exciting and massive event, planning ahead is a must. So here is a quick guide to help you plan your visit to the Precision Medicine World Conference in January 2020.

Transportation

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (or San Jose International Airport SJC) is the closest airport to the event. The next closest airport is San Francisco International Airport (SFO). With that said, renting a vehicle would be the most convenient mode of transportation. However, if you want to just hop on mass transit to get around in, then that isn’t a problem either. If coming from San Jose International Airport, you can use the Valley Transportation Authority to connect you to the convention center for the event. 

If you’re coming from SFO, you can take a combination of transit systems to get to the event, as well. Be warned, SFO to the convention center make take up to 2-hours (one-way) to arrive. If you are arriving a day early, then the commute might not concern you as much. Mass transit is the most cost-effective way of getting around, not to mention you won’t have to worry about getting lost if you are unfamiliar with the area.

Lodging

Now that we’ve talked about how we will be getting around, let’s talk about where to stay. Since it’s such a booming tech and industrial center, there are many great business hotel options available. The Hyatt House Santa Clara is a popular one, and it’s only a 15-minute drive (3.5 miles) to the event. So, it is close but not too close, allowing you to get away and rejuvenate after a busy day. The Hyatt offers guests spacious rooms and suites with free breakfast and free internet access. Hilton Santa Clara is another good choice. With great service and a convenient location to many local attractions — not to mention very close proximity to the convention center — this is a perfect place to stay if you want to minimize downtime during your trip.

Dining

If hunger strikes while you are at the conference, there are several good food options within walking distance. No more than a 10-minute walk from the convention center, you can head over to the Levi’s Stadium area. There, you will have access to some popular American and Mexican cuisine options like at Bourbon Pub or Copita. There are other eateries in the area, however, you may need to use your rental or take mass transit to get to them.

Other Attractions

If you arrived a day early, are staying a day or two after the conference, or just happen to want some other things to do during the 3-day event, then there are a few attractions in the Santa Clara area to entertain you. Ulistac Natural Area is a 40-acre park where you can enjoy bird-watching or hiking, and it is only a short drive from the conference center area. You’ll probably notice the giant theme park nearby; California’s Great America is another popular attraction you may like to visit. The Intel Museum, a museum dedicated to tech innovation, is also nearby on Mission College Boulevard.

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