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Annual GAP Conference

The GAP Annual Conference provides a forum for faculty from MD Anderson and our Sister Institutions to develop collaborations and exchange research results and ideas. Sessions are formed around topics of interest to the members of the Sister Institution Network. The event is held at MD Anderson in odd years and is hosted by a Sister Institution in even years. 

The GAP 2015 Conference in Houston, Texas was a great success drawing in over 800 attendees from 33 countries - the largest turnout for a GAP Conference in Houston. Thank you to everyone who contributed to making this event a success.  We will look forward to seeing you again in 2016 in Brazil, April 24-28, for the GAP 2016 Conference.

Best regards,
Global Academic Programs

GAP 2015 Conference, Houston, Texas, April 14-16

GAP 2015 Conference Registration Process

  1. Register for GAP 2015 - online registration is now closed. Please register on-site.  Thank you.
  2. Hotel - please see hotel options below and make reservations directly with hotel using the links and promo codes provided
  3. Flights/Transportation - online flight registration is now closed.  Please contact your GAP Project Director/Manager by email or phone. Thank you.
  • Houston-airport transportation - For our guests who entered their flight information online, transportation will be provided to your final destination from (and back to) the airport. Upon arrival into IAH/Bush Airport, exiting US Customs (international arrivals) or at baggage claim (domestic arrivals), please check-in with the GAP conference greeter holding a “GAP 2015” sign. If your flight information changed (ie, changed flight, missed connection, etc.) or if you have trouble locating the greeter, please email 


Monday, April 13, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Conference Hotel

Hotel ZaZa

Houston Museum District
5701 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005
Phone: (713) 526-1991
Toll Free: 1-888-880-3244, or
email to:
(please note the underscore before the "_h" in email address)
Fax: (713) 526-0359

Rate: $219.00 - This rate is good April 9 through April 20, 2015.

Reservations (Houston location):
Please use Promo Code:  MD0415  

Deadline to make reservations is no later than March 28, 2015 (extended).

Other Hotels with GAP Group Rates

Wyndham Houston – Medical Center Hotel & Suites

6800 Main Street
Houston, Texas  77030
In-house reservation phone: 1-713-577-1235
Reservations: 1-877-999-3223 / 1-866-781-2832
Phone: 1-713-528-7744
Contact Front Desk/Reservations or Email:

Rate: $149.00 Suites or Double Rooms
This rate is good April 8 through April 21, 2015.

For conference rate, please use link to reserve
Deadline to make reservations is no later than March 13, 2015.

Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center

6633 Travis Street
Houston, Texas  77030
Phone: 1-713-313-4000 or 1-800-445-8667
Fax: 1-713-313-4660
Contact Front Desk/Reservations 
Web page address:

Rate: $179.00 King and Queen Bed Suites
This rate is good April 8 through April 21, 2015.

Please use Group Code:  GAP
Deadline to make reservations is no later than March 14, 2015.


Upcoming GAP Conference

Future GAP Conferences

GAP 2016 Conference -April 24-28, 2016
Barretos and Sao Paulo, Brazil

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