Venue and General Information

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The venue for ILCA 2019 is the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. The hotel offers the best possible facilities for the conference in the heart of Chicago, and with sightseeing, shopping and entertainment at your doorstep. Make sure to benefit the comfort and convenience of having a room available at the conference venue, offering direct access to all conference activities without commute to the conference, and additional networking. For more information visit the accommodation page of this site.

Venue Address

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Access and Directions

When traveling to and around Chicago, there are multiple modes of transportation.

Air Travel

O'Hare International Airport, located 15 miles (24 km) from the hotel, is one of the largest airports in the world.

O’Hare International Airportlocated 15 miles (24 km) from the hotel, is one of the largest airports in the world.

  • Alternate transportation: GO Airport Express (transportation services company in Chicago); fee: 32 US$ (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: 45 US$ (one way)
  • Subway service fee: 5 US$ (one way)

Midway International Airport is located 12 miles (19,5km) from the hotel and offers another convenient travel option for visitors.

  • Alternate transportation: GO Airport Express (transportation services company in Chicago); fee: 27 US$ (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: 40 US$ (one way)
  • Subway service fee: 2.25 US$ (one way)

Visit for details on parking, amenities, flight status, terminal maps and more for both O’Hare and Midway airports.

Public Transportation

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) serves both airports for easy and economical travel between downtown and Chicago neighborhoods using the ‘L’ train. The 24-hour CTA Blue Line connects directly to O’Hare and the CTA Orange Line connects directly to Midway. Read more on getting around Chicago with public transportation  or visit for full fare information and maps.

Subway Station
Grand Avenue and State Street (Red Line)
0.2 miles W from Hotel
Directions from O’Hare and Midway International Airports to the Hotel via the EL Train (subway)

Bus Station
Greyhound 2 miles SW from Hotel

Train Station

Union Station (Amtrak and Metra1.9 miles SW from Hotel

Why Attend?

  • Exchange expertise across all liver cancer interrelated fields
  • Increase personal knowledge and best practices in basic and clinical research
  • Hear about the latest innovations and advancements in research and treatment levels
  • Take advantage of a multidisciplinary and international networking opportunity
  • Be inspired by an impressive speaker line-up of experts in liver cancer
  • Meet partners and learn the latest industry developments
  • A scientific programme presented in a diverse range of formats
  • Highlighted sessions and networking for students and young investigators

Insurance / Liability

ILCA is insured only to meet claims arising from incidents caused by the organisers and their equipment. ILCA cannot be held liable for any personal injuries or loss of belongings. Participants, exhibitors and visitors are strongly recommended to be properly insured against incidents they may suffer when travelling and during the conference.


The official language of the conference is English.

Getting Around

Chicago is a walking city with an easy-to-navigate downtown grid. Madison Street divides the city north and south, while State Street divides it east and west. The State/Madison intersection marks the origin of Chicago’s address grid system. Addresses are relative to the distance from that mark, with eight blocks to every mile. So an address of 3600 North Clark means that it is 36 blocks north of Madison.

Click here for more information on getting around Chicago

Visit Chicago

Chicago is one of the most visited cities in the United States. With its jaw-dropping waterfront and beautiful beaches, award-winning restaurants, acclaimed museums, vibrant music, and spectacular art and architecture, vintage and trendy shopping markets, this city is full of vibrant energy.

The beauty of Chicago lies not only in its magnificent downtown architecture, but also in the city’s vast preserved green space. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore Chicago attractions and tours.

For all information on Chicago, the organisers advise you to consult the webpages of Choose Chicago, your official city guide to Chicago. You will easily find things to do in Chicago, days out in Chicago, Chicago attractions and sightseeing, what’s on, Chicago events, theatre, tours, restaurants, etc.

City of Chicago Photo Courtesy of Choose Chicago
City of Chicago Photo Courtesy of Choose Chicago

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