Accelerating the Implementation of Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Lab



Palm Springs: Mar 31 - Apr 4


Help Us Reach Our Educational Support Goal of $40,000
Educational Travel Grants supported in part by:
Brian Kelly, Amadeo Pesce, Danyel Tacker


Room Cancellation Policy:
All rooms in the block require a one night deposit that is forfeited if the room is cancelled.

Conference Hotel

Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center ($185)
888 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Renaissance Property: (760) 322-6000

Cut-Off date: March 26, 2019

Reserve Online:

  1. Standard Rate ($185 / night)
  2. Government Rate ($137 / night)

Call-In Reservations: (888) 682-1238
Group Name: MSACL or MSACL Government

Travel from Palm Springs International Airport to the Renaissance:

Travel Distance: Approximately 1.5 miles

Hotel Shuttle

  • Fee: Complimentary
  • Call hotel at 1-760-322-6000 and request pick-up.
  • There is also a courtesy phone in baggage claim. Just pick up the phone and we will come pick you up. We are only 5 minutes from the airport.
  • Takes about 10-15 minutes for pick-up.
  • Hours of operation: 4:45 am 11:30 pm.
  • Miles to Hotel: 1.5 miles


    Estimated taxi fare: 18 USD (one way) - value to distance ratio is low.


    Walking is not recommended, or at least not typical. However, if you feel your legs could use a stretch, the walk is a straight 31 minutes down East Tahquitz Canyon Way from the airport.

Overflow Hotels


Nestled at the base of Mount San Jacinto, the Palm Springs Hotel & Convention center enjoys panoramic views of mountains and desert. The ultimate atmosphere for facilitating intellectual exchange. Because it is much easier to meaningfully engage when your mind and body are centered.

A limited block of rooms has been reserved at the standard rate of $170 single/double (prevailing government rate for Government (while rooms are available). Discounted rates apply until the reservation deadline of 9:00 PM PT on March 26, 2019 (or while rooms are available) .

Early Departure Fee: At check-in please specify at the front desk if your stay will be shorter than expected. If you do not notify the hotel on arrival you may be charged a $100 Early Departure Fee.

For HOTEL information, reservations, or cancellations, please contact the hotel directly

Hotel Parking

These rates, except valet, are exclusive for MSACL conference attendees. Please make sure that you specify that you are with MSACL to get these rates.

24 hrs Self-Parking:$16
24 hrs Valet Parking:$24