36th Annual International Meeting

November 12-15, 2024
Santiago, Chile
“The ever changing landscape of MRA”

Conference Venue Details:

We look forward to enjoying SMRA 2024 at the beautiful Club Manquehue. Take a look at: https://clubmanquehue.cl

Club Manquehue features a beautiful conference setting as well as outside spaces for you to enoy on your breaks. It is conveniently located in Vitacura, near our recommended accomodations.

Club Manquehue address and contact information:

Av Vitacura 5841, Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Chile

( +56 2 ) 2445 6500

 Accommodations:

The conference will be held in Club Manquehue in the Vitacura neighborhood (Av Vitacura 5841, Vitacura, Santiago). We recommend you to stay in the same neighborhood or nearby neighborhoods such as Las Condes and Providencia. Some hotels nearby are: Hotel Bidasoa, Novotel Santiago Vitacura , Hyatt Place Santiago Vitacura, Double Tree by Hilton Santiago Kennedy, Renaissance Santiago by Marriot, Mandarin Oriental, Hotel Marriott Santiago. There are also plenty of Airbnb options that can be explored.

Additionally, our SMRA 2024 team, alongside the Early Career Committee, is working hard to increase accessibility for all by facilitating connections between those who are interested in shared/split accommodations. If this is something you’d like to hear more about please reach out directly to the ECC at ecc@society4mra.org.  

Travel Recommendations:

Arriving at the Airport:

The Santiago de Chile Airport is called Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (www.nuevopudahuel.cl). The airport is located approximately 20 km west of the city and there are different official options to get to Santiago. On the airport website you will find relevant information regarding taxis, transfer services and buses. We recommend booking these services at the airport’s website or one of the counters, which are the official representatives. For transfers we recommend Transvip (www.transvip.cl).

Managing Money:

The currency in Chile is the Chilean peso.  The most common method of payment is with card, and international credit and debit cards are accepted almost everywhere. In the rare case that you cannot use your card you will need cash that can be obtained from ATMs.

 Cell Phone:

Chile offers a variety of options for connectivity. Please note our hosts recommend an eSIM card from a company such as Airalo (link: https://www.airalo.com/).

Getting Around:

We are pleased to announce Santiago includes a comprehensive public transport system. Please use the links below to access a Metro Card and read more. Uber also has a presence in Santiago making it easy to explore! 

Touring Santiago and Beyond

Wondering where to eat, stay, travel and enjoy Santiago? Please consult our SMRA Santiago Travel guide

Customs/Visa:

As a society, we aren’t able to offer definitive Customs/Visa advice, but we are happy to report this a low barrier place to visit. Tourism and conferences are welcome in Chile, therefore we hope the process will go smoothly for our attendees. Please consult the following tourism website for more detailed information: https://serviciomigraciones.cl/en/permanencia-transitoria-permit/subcategories/tourists/

SMRA 2024 Social Program

Aside from tremendous scientific and educational content, we look forward to offering a wonderful social program. This year will feature three evening events, as outlined below, all included in your registration fee!

Welcome reception-Tuesday, November 12th

  • Location: Club Manquehue 
  • Address: Av Vitacura 5841
  • Time: 18:30 hrs

Dinner-Wednesday, November 13th

  • Location: Piso 18, Hotel Doubletree Vitacura
  • Address: Av. Vitacura 2727
  • Time: 19:00 hrs

Dinner at Winery-Thursday, November 14th

  • Location: Viña Santa Rita
  • Address: Camino Padre Hurtado 695, Buin.
  • Time: 17:30 hrs (departure from venue).

SMRA 2024 Post Conference Activity

 In addition to our social program, which is included with your registration fee, we are offering an additional pay to play activity. For those planning to stay after the conference and looking to enjoy the afternoon, look no further! See our post conference activity offering below:

Winery visit, lunch, and tour-Friday, November 15th

  • Location: Viña Casas del Bosque
  • Address: Camino Padre Hurtado 695, Buin.
  • Time: 12:45 hrs (departure from venue) 
  • Transportation: buses provided. 
  • Activities: lunch, (1) winery tour and tasting or (2) ride and visit to lake and viewpoint and wine tasting. 

Cost: 80 USD per person

SMRA 2024 Guest Day Program:

Per usual– families, friends, partners welcome! We look forward to connecting those traveling with conference attendees for exploration and enjoyment in Santiago.

We look forward to welcoming all those travelling with conference attendees to join us for the Guest Day Program. The Guest Program is intended for anyone who may be travelling with conference attendees and wishes to explore Santiago with a group while delegates enjoy the conference proceedings.

We have organized a beautiful week to include significant historical sites, city exploration, and of course we couldn’t miss the Chilean wineries. We’ve outlined the details below to the best of our ability, but please note plans are subject to change.

Cost: 180 USD per person

Day 1: Tuesday, November 12th 

Private City Tour of Santiago. The day will include a bilingual guide who will accompany you and tell you about the icons of the city. Tour will include visits to: Los Dominicos Village, Plaza de la Constitución, Parque Bicentenario, Plaza de Armas, Palacio La Moneda, among others. In Plaza de Armas, there will be a special visit to the bell towers of the Cathedral of Santiago. You’ll explore  the hidden corners of the Metropolitan Cathedral, such as inner courtyards, the old bell tower, and viewpoints with beautiful views. Lunch at restaurant Mestizo (at the guest’s expense).

Pick up: 10:00 am, Return: 16:00

Day 2: Wednesday, November 13th

Tour to Santa Rita winery with wine maker experience.  You’ll expereince a unique tasting experience that includes much more than a sampling! During your visit to Santa Rita, you’ll get to design, bottle, cork, label your wine. Each guest will take home a 750-cc. bottle of wine made by you!  While there, you will also taste 2 varieties of wine and be led on a guided tour through the varietal gardens and vineyard. You will visit Museo Andino Santa Rita and enjoy lunch at la Panedería (at the guest’s expense).

Pick up: 10:00 am, Return: 16:00

Day 3: November, 14th

Cerro San Cristobal tour program with lunch at Divertimento Chileno restaurant. Guests will start by arriving at Pio Nono – Bellavista station. There will be a beautiful ascent by funicular to the Cumbre station. From there you’ll visit the Tudor heritage hall and a scenic viewing area.  Your guide will continue with you to Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción sector, among others.

Snack provided: homemade ice cream and drink.

You’ll finish the day with a cable car ride down to Tupahue station to visit Torreón Victoria and enjoy the panoramic views, then down to the final station Oasis. Visit to the machine room of the cable car.

Lunch will be at restaurant Meson Nerudiano (at the guest’s expense).

Pick up: 10:00 am, Return: 16:00 hrs