SEMSS 2018

Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN

November 10-11

Symposium Information


This year's SEMSS conference will be hosted by students in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Vanderbilt University, and will be jointly organized with MSTP students from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Emory University. This conference is open to all current MD/PhD, MD, and PhD students, as well as undergraduates interested in pursuing physician-scientist careers. Physician-scientist residents, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty are also invited to attend. 


Courtyard Brentwood
103 East Park Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027
$134 per night plus tax 

Reservations can be made by either calling toll-free to our reservations line at 1(800) 321-2211 and asking for the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine group block at the Courtyard Brentwood, or, guests can book online via this link Book your group rate for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  Reservations can be made up to the scheduled cut-off date of Friday October 19th in order to receive the group discounted rate.

[NOW FULL] Holiday Inn at 2613 West End Ave, Nashville TN 37203
$169 plus tax for two queen beds, no matter the occupancy.
Self parking in the lot behind the hotel is included.

 Below are a few notes from the Holiday Inn:


Individual Call-In:  If you wish to reserve by phone instead of using the link above, please call the Hotel reservations department at 1-877-327-4707.  To receive the contract rates, the attendees should identify the group as MSTP.  All reservations should be made by Friday, October 26th, 2018.  


Guaranteed by Individual:  Rooms can be guaranteed for late arrival to an individual’s credit card or by advance deposit.  A guaranteed room reservation assures a room for attendees regardless of their arrival time.  Any guaranteed reservations not canceled before 4:00 P.M. on the day prior to arrival will be billed to the credit card or against the advance deposit.

Please note that our check-in time begins at 4pm and our check-out time is 11am.  Upon request, we will be happy to arrange for baggage storage for your attendees’ luggage until their actual departure from the Hotel. 

Hotel & Event Locations

Holiday Inn (2613 West End Ave.)

Light Hall (main building for SEMSS 2018 events)


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