Registration Includes

  • Admission to all Academic Sessions
  • Attendance (plus guest) at the Opening Reception
  • All lunch sessions
  • Attendance at the Presidential Dinner

 Additional options available

  • Vineyard tour (Friday afternoon, transportation included) = $50 per ticket
  • Guest ticket for the Presidential Dinner (Saturday night) = $75


Hotel Information

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas 76051 USA T: +1 817-778-1000

Room Rate (prior to 1 Aug. 2018): $179 per night plus taxes / single or double occupancy


For hotel reservation please visit the web page:

Or call the toll free number 1.817.778.1000

Please provide the following information:

  • Hotel Code: CMD
  • Group Name: Congress of the Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society


Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

Airport Phone: +1 972-973-8888

Hotel direction: 6 miles N

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Estimated taxi fare: 25 USD (one way)

Visit DFW airport website


Driving directions

Take the north exit out of the airport towards highways 635/121. Travel north on 121 to the Bass Pro exit. Turn left onto Bass Pro Drive. Continue straight past the Embassy Suites on the right and at the traffic light turn left onto Highway 26 West. Proceed through the traffic light at Fairway Drive and turn right into the hotel entrance on Gaylord Trail.