Improving patient outcomes by overcoming the challenges
of implementing high value tests in the clinical lab



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


Room Cancellation Policy:
Rooms in the block require a first night's deposit that is refunded only if cancelled by March 1, 2019.

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 11, 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

Hilton Palm Springs ($185)
Distance from Conference Hotel: ~2 blocks
400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Property Reservations: 760-320-6868

Cut-Off date: March 11, 2019

Reserve Online:

  1. Standard Rate (Online Reservation) ($185 / night)
  2. Government Rate - call direct at 760-318-8536

Call-In Reservations: 1-800-445-8667
Group Name: MSA, repeat, MSA only

Courtyard Marriott ($185)
Distance from Conference Hotel: ~2 blocks
1300 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Property: (760) 322-6100 Press#5 (Yolanda Dawson)

Cut-Off date: March 11, 2019

Reserve Online:

  1. Standard Rate (Online Reservation) ($185 / night)
  2. For additional days before and after the program that are not listed online, please call Yolanda at 760 322 6100 to check on availability. You can also call the reservations department at the number listed below, but make sure to remind the agent that the rates may be extended if there is availability at the hotel. The info is in the system, but it is good to remind them.
  3. No Government Rate.

Call-In Reservations: (800) 321-2211
Group Name: MSACL

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 $185 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 11, 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