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2009 Annual Meeting
Toward Zero Deaths: Every Life Counts

Savannah, Ga., August 30 - September 2

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Annual Meeting Lodging

The GHSA Annual Meeting will be held at The Westin Savannah Harbor. The hotel is a non-smoking facility and conveniently located just 20 minutes from the airport, adjacent to the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, and a 90-second ferry ride to River Street.

The discounted room rate is $159 per night for a single/double, plus state and local tax of 13% and a city occupancy tax of $1.75 per night. Additional persons per room are $25 each. This contracted group rate is no longer available.

For more information, visit online reservations or call call 1-800-228-3000 and mention GHSA 2009.

About Savannah

Savannah Bridge

Located on the southeastern coast of Georgia, Savannah is a town where Southern charm and history await you around every corner.

Whether it’s fun or adventure you desire, Georgia’s “First City” has something for everyone. From touring the famous “Squares” depicted in Hollywood films to trying to catch a glimpse of celebrity chef and Food Network star Paula Dean at the Lady and Sons restaurant, there’s no shortage of entertainment, food, shopping, and history. The most daring of visitors can also use the twilight hours to take a ghost tour of one of America’s most haunted cities.

Since 1733, the port city has been welcoming visitors with its legendary Southern hospitality. As our nation’s largest historic district known for its numerous walking tours, every location in Savannah can be reached by a pleasant walk. Amazing architecture and rich history combine with funky nightclubs and one of the country’s most famous St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to create new memories for visitors young and old. Golfing on Hutchison Island during the day can precede a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride after a gourmet dinner at night.

And if you completely exhaust all sources of fun and history in Savannah, the city also has a few neighbors willing to entertain you on an easy day trip. Tybee Island and Hilton Head both offer a number of beach excursions, nature walks, bike riding and of course… shopping. So whether you’re here for a day or a week, on business or pleasure, there is no doubt Savannah has something to keep you coming back for generations!

Top Attractions in Savannah

What to Wear

In late August, Savannah temperatures are warm and humid. The average high is 90° and the average low is 71°.

Recommended meeting attire is business casual. Meeting rooms are air conditioned, so bring a light jacket or sweater.

Casual attire is suggested for all social events.

Getting Around Savannah

Taxi and Shuttle Service: Once you land, The Westin Savannah Harbor is approximately 20 miles from the airport. Taxicabs are approximately $36 one-way. No shuttle service is available.

Parking: Parking is available at the hotel at no cost if you self-park or $20 a day for valet parking.

Help Around Town

The concierge at The Westin Savannah Harbor will be able to assist you with making any reservations or other tour planning. For information about Savannah, visit