In preparation for the ABRF 2017 Annual Meeting, we had the incredible opportunity to visit San Diego and preview the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center (host hotel), as well as several of San Diego’s attractions and points of interest.
The Town and Country Resort & Convention Center is an easy 10 minute ride from the San Diego International Airport. For those arriving by car, there is ample parking, but daily charges will apply. For those traveling from the airport, there are plenty of commercial shuttles and cabs available for hire.
The Town and Country Resort & Convention Center features hotel rooms that are California casual and many will have been newly renovated when ABRF meeting attendees check in next March. The resort also features the Bella Tosca Day Spa & Salon, a 14,000 square foot Mediterranean-style Day Spa, Salon and Fitness Center, as well as an outdoor swimming pool. For the foodies in ABRF, the resort offers a diverse range of dining choices, from the California cuisine in the beach house setting of Terrace Café to Charlie’s Sports-Beer-BBQ. Charlie’s, which has been recognized as simply the best Mission Valley dining experience in San Diego, offers locally crafted brews, slow-roasted chicken, ribs and pork in a casual sports bar atmosphere. For those traveling with family members, rest assured that they would have plenty to do while you are attending the meeting.
With direct access to the light‐rail trolley that stops just steps away from the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, an all-day ticket will provide direct and convenient transportation to The Gaslamp Quarter, the USS Midway Museum, and Seaport Village. The Town and Country Resort & Convention Center is also just a short drive away from SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, LEGOLAND®, Mission Bay Park and the cliff-lined beaches of San Diego.
With all that San Diego has to offer, and with plans for an outstanding program already in the works by the 2017 Program Committee, we encourage you to mark your calendar for the ABRF 2017 Annual Meeting, March 25-28, and we look forward to seeing you in San Diego!
Susan Meyn, Chair, 2017 Program Committee
Allis Chien, Executive Board Liaison to the 2017 Program Committee
Susan DeCourcey, Executive Director
Roya Jaseb, FASEB, OSMC