Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL

What is the goal of the PFF Summit 2019?

The goal of the Summit is to foster a collaborative environment to improve education and awareness of PF and to identify new approaches to treat, and ultimately cure, this devastating disease. The Summit will feature an innovative continuing medical education (CME) program for health professionals as well as provide sessions for PF patients and caregivers that address their growing educational needs.

 

Who should participate in the Summit?

Everyone who is interested in learning more about pulmonary fibrosis, and its impact on those affected by the disease, including physicians, researchers, registered nurses allied health professionals, patients, and caregivers.

 

How do I become a sponsor?

For more information about sponsorships, please contact Jennifer Mefford at 312.546.4105 or jmefford@pulmonaryfibrosis.org.

 

Who can I speak to regarding more information on the PFF Summit?

To learn more about the PFF Summit, please contact Jeri Webb, Associate Vice President, Conferences and Meetings at summit@pulmonaryfibrosis.org .

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Where is the PFF Summit 2019 taking place?

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

23808 Resort Pkwy

San Antonio, TX 78261

Click here for more details about the resort.

 

How do I reserve a hotel room for the PFF Summit 2019?

The easiest and quickest way to book your room for the preferred rate of $239 per room, per night is to visit https://book.passkey.com/go/PulmonaryFibrosisFoundation.

 

Can I get a room at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort before the PFF Summit 2019 starts on Thursday, November 7?

The PFF preferred room rate is available for check in starting on Monday, November 4.

 

Can I stay at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort after the PFF Summit 2019 ends on Saturday, November 9?

The PFF preferred room rate is available for check out through Monday, November 11.

 

Is the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort accessible for people with scooters and wheelchairs?

Yes, the property is fully accessible.

 

Can I book extra rooms for my family or friends who want to take advantage of the onsite activities at the resort?

Extra rooms for non-registrants are available on a limited basis. Please contact us at summit@pulmonaryfibrosis.org for more information.

 

REGISTRATION

How do I register?

Registration is now open. Click here to Register for the PFF Summit 2019. For general information, call the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation at 888.733.6741 or 312.587.9272.

 

How much does it cost to register for the PFF Summit 2019?

Pricing for PFF Summit varies by attendee category and your registration selections.

Registrant TypeFull ConferenceTwo DaySingle Day
Patient/Caregiver/Lung Transplant/
Lost A Loved One
$125$100$69
Physician/Researcher$495N/A$329
Physician/Researcher In Training$295N/A$199
RNs and Allied Health Professionals$295N/A$199
Corporate/Industry Representative$1,495N/A$999

 

Do I have to attend all three days of the PFF Summit 2019?

Attendees can register for the full conference or for single days.

 

Does my spouse need to register to attend the PFF Summit 2019 if they are not going to attend sessions?

No. People who are not attending sessions do not need to register and pay the conference registration fee. There is an option to register individuals wanting to attend only the Friday night dinner for an additional fee of $100 per person.

 

Do I have to register in order to attend the PFF Summit 2019?

Yes, all attendees must be registered in order to attend Summit sessions and activities. All attendees will be given an official badge upon check in. These badges must be worn visibly at all times in order to be admitted into Summit sessions and activities.

 

Is there any financial support for people to attend the PFF Summit 2019?

Not at this time.

 

If I register for PFF Summit 2019 but then cannot attend, can I get a refund?

If a registrant is unable to attend the PFF Summit 2019 for any reason, they may transfer their registration, by arrangement with the PFF, to another person at any time.

Where the registrant is unable to attend, and is not in the position to transfer their registration to another person, then the following refund arrangements apply:

  • Registrations canceled more than 30 days before the first day of PFF Summit 2019 will be refunded 50% of the registration fees
  • Registrations canceled less than 30 days before the first day of PFF Summit 2019 will not be eligible for a refund.

Cancellations for medical and/or personal reasons will be handled on a case by case basis. Please contact pcc@pulmonaryfibrosis.org or call 844.TalkPFF.

 

What is the process for receiving CME/CE credit?  

For the most updated information regarding CME/CE credits, please check here.

 

 

THE PROGRAM

Can patients and caregivers attend the professional sessions?

Yes, all Friday and Saturday sessions are open to all attendees.

 

Is there a limit on the number of people who can attend any particular session?

No; the ballroom where plenary sessions will take place accommodates all attendees. There are space limitations on some of the patient and caregiver breakout sessions; however, the sessions with anticipated popularity will be offered more than once.

 

MEALS

What meals are included in the  PFF Summit 2019 registration fee?

The opening reception and poster presentation on Thursday night will serve heavy appetizers and beverages. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday, as well as dinner on Friday night.

 

If I have dietary restrictions, can you accommodate my needs?

Yes, there is a section on the registration form to let us know about any dietary restrictions you may have.

 

 

SAN ANTONIO

How far is the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort from the San Antonio International Airport?

The Resort is 14 miles northeast of the airport.

 

How far is the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort from downtown San Antonio?

Downtown San Antonio is about a half hour drive from the resort.

 

What are other recommended San Antonio Area attractions?

The JW Marriott provides a helpful list of ideas to further enhance your stay including Hill Country sights, the Downtown Riverwalk and much more!

 

 

PLANNING TO ATTEND

How do I get from the airport to the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort?

San Antonio International Airport allows the rideshare services of Uber, Lyft, Get Me Ride and Wingz which can be found outside Terminal A. Standard taxi cabs are available in Terminal A with an estimated fare of $45.00. Car rental services are also available. The Resort does not provide a shuttle service.

 

What is the suggested dress code for the PFF Summit 2019?

We suggest business casual attire for all attendees.

 

Are there additional fees for the various amenities offered by JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort?

There are additional fees for the use of the TPC San Antonio Golf Courses and the Lantana Spa & Fitness Center. Each room reservation includes up to 4 wristbands for exclusive access to the River Bluff Water Experience. The Resort Fitness Center is complimentary with room key access.

An optional Resort Fee of $40 per room per night includes additional benefits such as Lantana Spa Fitness Classes, 2 Signature Welcome Drinks in Crooked Branch, 15% discount at Replenish Spa Bistro, Basketball and Tennis Court access, and 10% discount in Range Riders Kids Club.

 

What is the weather like in San Antonio in early November?

The average high temperature in early November is 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Can I book extra rooms for my family or friends who want to take advantage of the onsite activities at the resort?

Extra rooms are available on a limited basis. Please contact us at summit@pulmonaryfibrosis.org for more information.

 

I require oxygen. Where can I find information about traveling with oxygen?

 

MEDIA

Can I film at the PFF Summit 2019?

Filming by companies and organizations at the PFF Summit 2019, including sessions, speakers and attendees, is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.