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2009 FoodNet Vision Meeting


Update March 2

Information about dinner plans has been added here.
Final versions of meeting agendas posted below.

Meeting Agendas

FoodNet Vision Meeting Agenda Adobe Acrobat Icon PDF 46KB

FoodNet Coordinators Meeting Agenda Adobe Acrobat Icon PDF 39KB

FoodNet C. difficile Scientific Meeting Agenda Adobe Acrobat Icon PDF 23KB

Meeting dates, times, and locations

FoodNet Vision Meeting
Thursday, March 5th, 2008 — 8:30AM-5:00PM
Friday, March 6th, 2008 — 8:00AM-12:30PM
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE (Roybal Campus)
Atlanta, GA 30329
Global Communications Center (Bldg 19) Auditorium B1/B2
GCC Concierge: 404-639-3138

Be advised: If coming by car, please arrive 10-15 minutes early. Bear right at the guard, where your car will be searched.

FoodNet Coordinators Meeting
Wednesday, March 4th, 2008
Global Communications Center (Bldg 19) Room 245/246

C. difficile Scientific Meeting
Wednesday, March 4th, 2008
Global Communications Center (Bldg 19) Auditorium B1/B2

Important Deadlines

Meeting registration
Registration is open to FoodNet sites, federal and international partners and invited guests. Registration must be completed by Monday, February 9th, 2009. Click here to register.

Hotel Reservations
• For Holiday Inn Decatur, registration deadline is February 2, 2009. Call 404-371-0204 to make your reservation.
• For Emory Inn, registration deadline is February 5, 2009. Call 800-933-6679 to make your room.
• For both hotels, you must mention that you are a guest of the FoodNet Vision Meeting to receive the government rate. Please reserve your room as quickly as possible because the rate is based on room availability. See next section for more information.


Emory Inn (located directly across the street from CDC Roybal campus)
1641 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329

Reservation #: 800-933-6679 (Both Emory Inn and Emory Conference Center use this same reservation number; be sure to specify the Emory Inn)
Name of block: CDC-FoodNet Vision Meeting 2009
Deadline for registration: February 5, 2009
Rate: $141.00 (government rate)

Holiday Inn Conference Center, Decatur
130 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

Reservation #: 404-371-0204
Name of block: CDC FoodNet
Deadline for registration: February 2, 2009
Rate: $141.00 (government rate)

Note: Rooms are neither held nor guaranteed, but rate will be honored as hotel availability allows. Please make reservations as soon as possible to secure discounted rate. You must mention CDC FoodNet when booking your room.

Shuttle service from the hotel to the CDC visitor center is available upon request.

Transportation from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Emory Inn/CDC

From Airport MARTA station, take either Northbound train (North Springs or Doraville), exit at Lindbergh Center station. Take Route 6 or 245 bus to the “CDC Office Building” stop (ask the bus operator to announce the stop). MARTA requires a Breeze Ticket which can be purchased at Airport station. Transfers from rail to bus are free. MARTA is integrated into Google Maps directions. For more information, please visit http://www.itsmarta.com/ or email Daniel with questions.

Atlanta Superior Airport Shuttle
Phone: 770-457-4794; Fax: 770-457-6907
Email: hayat@atlsuperiorshuttle.com
Make reservations here, selecting the "Clairmont and Druid Hills Hotels Round Trip" option ($45.00). Be sure to include the name of the hotel when booking. One-way trips are available for $25.00 (call for more information). Reservations are not required for trips starting at the airport. At the airport, follow signs torwards ground transportation. Look for their pink sign at stalls 14 and 15.

Fares are approximately $38.00-$43.00 from airport to hotel. Taxis can also be booked by calling Atlanta Checker Cab at 404-351-1111.

Rental car
The following rental car companies are located within Hartsfield-Jackson Airport:
Avis (404) 530-2725
Budget (404) 530-3000
Dollar (866) 434-2226
Enterprise (404) 763-5220
Hertz (404) 530-2925
National/Alamo (404) 530-2800
Thrifty (770) 996-2350

Dinner Options

Information about the location of the FoodNet Coordinator and Vision Meeting dinner can be found below. There will be limited carpool availability to/from the restaurants. Sign-up sheets for the carpool and the restaurants will be available at the check-in counter at the Coordinator Meeting and Vision Meeting. Maps will also be distributed at the meetings. For more information about dinner plans please contact Liane at long@cdc.gov or (404) 639-0725.

Wednesday Night Dinner - Coordinators Meeting

CocoLoco Restaurant
2625 Piedmont Road, Suite 40
Cuisine: Cuban Caribbean

Thursday Night Dinner - Vision Meeting

Reservations have been made at three locations, all of which are within walking distance of each other in downtown Decatur.

Ted’s Montana Grill
201 W Ponce De Leon Ave
(404) 378-1123
Cuisine: American

Sage on Sycamore (restaurant review)
121 Sycamore St
(404) 373-5574
Cuisine: Contemporary-American

Leon’s Full Service
131 E Ponce De Leon Ave
(404) 687-0500
Cuisine: Gastropub

If you have any questions about the Vision Meeting logistics or accommodations, please contact Daniel Chen at dlchen@cdc.gov or at (404) 639-5164.

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