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NanoMedicine from discovery to clinical reality: therapeutics, delivery and imaging



Meeting sites: The meeting venue is the California NanoSystems Institute

UCLA, 570 Westwood Plaza
Building 114
Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA is approximately 8 miles east of the Santa Monica and Venice Beaches. It is only 2 miles west of Beverly Hills. 6 miles west of Hollywood, and 10 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, home of the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LACMA and MOCA art museums, the Hollywood Bowl, and Dodger Stadium.

Other nearby attractions include Disneyland, Universal Studios and Magic Mountain. There are abundant hiking opportunities in nearby Will Rogers State Park and the Santa Monica Mountains recreation area. Catalina Island is 26 miles across the sea, less than two hours by ferry.



Most effortless option, minimal waiting/walking.

Taxis (e.g. Yellow Cab) can be picked up at curbside (inside lanes), right outside baggage claim. The fare to UCLA from LAX is about $40

Shuttle Services

Operate continuously and can take attendees to your UCLA lodging from LAX for approximately $16 to $25 per person. With help from shuttle dispatchers, attendees are able to board a shuttle within 15-20 minutes.

Prime Time Shuttle and SuperShuttle, operate out of LAX and are authorized to serve all Southern California counties

Fly Away Buses

Good option if you have light luggage and if you are staying at Tiverton or Hilgard Guest House. Walking distance from the Fly Away stop to Tiverton is .45 miles. To Hilgard Guest House is .53 miles.

Fly Away Buses provide nonstop bus service - one-way and roundtrip - between Westwood and LAX. The stop is at the UCLA Parking Structure 32 on Kinross Avenue, two blocks north of Wilshire Blvd., just west of Gayley Ave. Buses depart every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour from Westwood and LAX (both directions simultaneously) between 5 a.m. - 1 a.m., seven days a week and the cost is $10 each way.

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Public Buses

The Los Angeles Metro system is the cheapest option for transportation from LAX to UCLA/Westwood area. The bus will take about 1 hour to get to Westwood. To take the bus, attendees would need to take the LAX Airport Shuttle bus to the Transit Center, and there catch the Number 3 Big Blue Bus. That will go all the way to UCLA. Cost for entire trip- only 75 cents. Visit for more information.

Transportation around UCLA vicinity Los Angeles

For attendees’ companions who would like to explore Los Angeles, there are viable public transportation options. There are three different bus operators in the Westwood/UCLA vicinity, and each have stops close to campus: The Big Blue Bus line goes primarily to areas west of UCLA, and hence is the first choice to go to Santa Monica, Venice, Pacific Palisades, or the Getty Center etc. They also operate an express line that runs from Santa Monica to downtown LA. MTA buses go west of UCLA to Beverly Hills, Hollywood, downtown LA, Burbank, etc. The regular fare is $1.25. Transfers are 30 cents. Stops for lines 2, 3, and 302 are located west of the campus, behind the Saxon Suites. Other lines can be caught on Wilshire and Westwood, or east of the campus on Hilgard. Culver City Buses go south of UCLA.

Local Accommodations:

Tiverton House Hotel (Prices start at $159 per night)

900 Tiverton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Distance from UCLA Campus: 0.45 miles (walking distance)
Free parking/Continental breakfast/Free internet access in lobby/business center
For assistance securing rooms contact

UCLA Guest House (prices starting at $177-$182 per night)

330 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1466
(310) 825-2923 or
For assistance securing rooms contact

On UCLA Campus
Continental breakfast/ Free internet/ Free Campus shuttle

Hotel Palomar- Prices starting at $209 per night
10740 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Distance from UCLA Campus: 1.02 miles (driving distance)
Hosted Wine Hour/Free internet access/On-Site Parking Access

Hotel Angeleno - Prices starting at $179 per night by using link below
170 N. Church Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 481-7872

Distance from UCLA Campus: 2.1 miles (driving distance)
Complimentary valet parking/WiFi/Nightly Wine Hour from 5:30-6:30pm
**Shuttle service available on a first come, first serve basis

Click here to make reservations at contracted rates

W Hotel - prices starting at $289-$309 per night by mentioning "2016 Int'l Symposium on NanoBiotechnology"
930 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Distance from UCLA Campus: .58 miles
Free internet/ Parking Available/Pets Are Welcome

Other Hotels Offering UCLA Contracted Rates: