Conference Site


The meeting will be held at the Moody Gardens Resort on Galveston Island, a barrier island off the coast of Texas. Conference activities and guest accommodations will be provided by the Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center. With 428 luxurious guestrooms and over 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and convention space, this world-class Galveston hotel and conference facility is set among 242 acres of botanical beauty and accented by magnificent pyramids that contain a living rainforest, a Texas-sized aquarium and an I-MAX theater.

The hotel is located approximately 2 miles from the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch, the oldest medical school in Texas and presently the site of vibrant programs in infectious diseases and immunology. Rich in history, Galveston Island is 45 miles south of Houston and is accessible from either the William P. Hobby Airport (HOU, 35 miles) or the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH, 70 miles).

Hotel Information  

Instructions for Booking Online Reservations

There is a block of rooms reserved for 6th Pan-American Dengue Research Network at $159.00 per night, plus tax.  In order to get the special rate the special id needs to be used.

The Group ID: 6th Pan-American Dengue Research Network             

  Group Code: UTMB PATH 2018

For Reservations Made over the Telephone

Please call the toll free reservations number; 888-388-8484 any time between 6am and 12am seven days a week.  In order to get the special $159.00 rate the caller must ask for the 6th Pan-American Dengue Research Network Block.  

For Reservations Made Online  Code : UTMB PATH 2018

  1. Go to the Moody Gardens Hotel website:
  2. Check Rates & Availability.  Type in the check-in and check-out date.  
  3. Go to the Group Code? Enter here and then enter UTMB PATH 2018.
  4. You are now on a page that is titled 6th Pan-American Dengue Research Network Now you will need to select the room type you would like. After selecting room type Select  BOOK . Then you have the option to enhance your reservation. 
  5. The next page you will need to enter all your information into including your credit card information.  On the left hand side of the page there is a summary of the days you will be staying with us and the cost of your room.
  6. After entering all your information, on the bottom left of the page you will need to select I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  7. You will be then directed to the final page that will show your reservation is complete.  On the top left hand side of the page it will have your confirmation number.  Print this page and keep as your confirmation

Direct Link: Click link and Choose your dates you want to attend, and continue your booking process. PATH 2018                

 Should you have any questions while making the online reservation, you are welcome to call 888-388-8484  for assistance.  

Thank you


Ground Transportation Options

In a partnership with Royal Carriages Limousines we will provide complimentary transportation to Galveston from either of the Houston airports (Bush International and Hobby airports). Complimentary transportation will ONLY be provided on Monday April 9th and Thursday April 12. If you arrive and depart at any other day you will need to make and pay for your OWN transportation arrangements.  

Royal Carriages will depart from IAH @:

8:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm and 10:00pm. 

Buses will start picking passengers at the designated times, starting at terminal A, then terminal B, terminal C and last terminal E. Please note that the average time between terminals varies between 5-7 minutes. 

Please note IAH – Bush Intercontinental Airport has different terminals depending on the airline the passengers will be using.

For domestic arrivals flights, American Airlines & Delta Airlines is terminal A, United Airlines is Terminal B or C (depending the city of origin) and for all international flight arrivals passengers need to go thru customs first, and they all exit at terminal E. 

International Flights (Terminal E) – Upon arrival, passenger(s) must meet driver outside the Customs area in the Terminal.  The driver will meet the passenger(s) with a sign stating PanDengueNet. If the passenger(s) is having difficulty locating their driver, immediately call the offices at 713-787-5466 and the driver will be directed to the passenger(s). 

Domestic Flights – Upon arriving at the airport, passenger(s) must meet driver at the limousine exit, outside the baggage claim area inside the terminal. The driver will meet the passenger(s) with a sign stating PanDengueNet.  If the passenger(s) is having difficulty locating their driver, immediately call the offices at 713-787-5466 and the driver will be directed to the passenger(s). 

Hobby Airport only has one meeting terminal and one departure terminal. Buses will pick up passengers at IAH and then at HOB 

For IAH airport departures the same information above applies, except for international flights the departure terminal will be “D”.  

Departures times from Galveston-HOB-IAH will be @: 6 am, 9 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm. 

Please have in mind that the distance between the 2 airports it’s between 45 minutes to 1 hour (depending on traffic). 

Please NOTE that if you miss the last Bus, you will need to pay your own way to Galveston or back to the Airport. Typical UBER ride costs on average $90 and yellow cabs approximately $120 – $140, one way.



Maps and Directions from Houston Area Airports to Moody Gardens

From George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Moody Gardens

From Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) to Moody Gardens


Moody_Gardens_Herb_GardenMoody Gardens Herb Garden. Moody_Gardens_lobbyMoody Gardens Lobby.
Moody_Gardens_poolMoody Gardens Pool View. Palm_Beach_at_Moody_GardensPalm Beach at Moody Gardens.
View_from_ShearnsShearn’s Restaurant at Moody Gardens.  



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