The ASCT is truly grateful for all of the healthcare workers and those impacted on a daily basis both personally and professionally. We recognize you may have questions about the status of our conference in light of COVID-19. We take the health and safety of our staff and members seriously and will continue to monitor the situation with guidance from the CDC, WHO and national and local health authorities. ASCT plans to hold the Annual Conference this August as a live event and will take any necessary precautions as recommended by US and local health authorities. Any changes to the conference will be announced in a timely manner. Should the conference be cancelled entirely, your meeting registration will be refunded. We look forward to the opportunity to interact with our colleagues this August.
Tucked into the foot of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, the City of Palm Springs exudes a village atmosphere with palm-tree lined streets and wide-open avenues. Visitors can explore boutique shops, art galleries, midcentury modern architecture and alfresco dining set along a stunning desert backdrop. The Palm Springs International Film Festival draws Hollywood A-listers here each January. Click here for the Palm Springs Visitor's Guide.
Traveling to Palm Springs
The Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), with its California-casual, open-air terminal, is located two miles east of Downtown Palm Springs and is served by 10 major airlines that connect to more than 500 cities around the world. PSP’s tranquil environment is just one of the reasons why Palm Springs International Airport was named one of the “Top 10 Most Stress-Free Airports in America Opens a New Window. ” by Smartertravel.com. Cab fare between the Palm Springs International Airport and Downtown Palm Springs costs about $12.
Airfare discount code:
Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for American Society for Cytotechnology.
Please click here [delta.com] to book your flights and enter NY332 in the Meeting Event code box. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY332
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.
Other Nearby Airports
ONT: Ontario International Airport (1 hour 15-minute drive)
SNA : John Wayne Airport – Orange County (1 hour 30-minute drive)
LAX: Los Angeles International Airport (2-hour drive)
SAN : San Diego International Airport [2-hour 15-minute drive]
Riviera Palm Springs Hotel
The Riviera Palm Springs is an iconic alluring oasis set in the heart of the Uptown Design District, where local chef-owned restaurants, artists, and eclectic visionaries reside. Originally designed by the visionary architect Irwin Schuman, The Riviera was fashioned after the glamorous hotels of old Las Vegas. Freshly-reinvented, today’s Riviera blends the best of its retro heyday, when celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin once lounged poolside, with the modern amenities today’s traveler craves.
Online Reservations: Click here to book online.
Phone Reservations: Call 866-724-0603.
> ASCT group rate is $160 per night, plus taxes and discounted $10 resort fee. Resort fee includes: self-parking, wifi, business center, bike rentals.
> Room block cut-off date is July 27 or until block fills, whichever occurs first.
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Azure Spa & Salon
Offering 11,000 square feet of luxurious and relaxing space, including 18 treatment rooms. Click here to learn more about services and book your appointment. Or call 760-778-6690. ASCT attendees receive 20% off 50-80 spa services! (excluding Saturday).
Information from the Riviera Palm Springs website. Photos courtesy of Greater Palm Springs CVB.
Things to do
From amazing art and culture to incredible outdoor adventures, you'll find plenty of things to do during your stay. If you prefer rest and relaxation, you can simply chill out in one of our many sparkling pools. Lounge poolside or in one of the area’s VIP cabanas while sipping a designer, chef-crafted cocktail. Or you can tee off at one of the more than 110 local golf courses, swing a tennis racquet on the same tennis courts where legends have played, find your bliss at an area spa, explore the desert on a sightseeing tour, wow the kids with a trip to The Living Desert zoo and garden, or visit museums and boutique shops in Palm Springs. Learn more about Palm Springs and things to do by visiting the Great Palm Springs CVB website.
Thursday nights - Village Fest Street Fair - featuring arts, crafts, food and entertainment!
How to get around - The Palm Springs BUZZ provides free rides on the BUZZ Bus every 20 minutes from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays. This bus makes stops by several popular points of interest in Palm Springs. BUZZ MAP. The BUZZ picks up directly across from the Riviera.
Information and photos courtesy of Greater Palm Springs CVB website.
Registration is open for new dates!