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Please note the Symposium takes place at different locations each day:

Day 1 Tuesday, November 16
Masur Auditorium (Building 10)

Day 2 Wednesday, November 17
The Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)

Visiting NIH

The Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), Masur Auditorium (Building 10) and the Library of Medicine (Building 38) are located on the main campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH, like all Federal government facilities, has security measure in place to ensure the safety of all employees, patients and visitors.

All visitors must go through a security screening, so please allow extra time to get on campus. You will need to show valid government-issued photo identification (i.e. driver's license, passport, or other government agency ID). Read complete details regarding the NIH security screening process.

Because visitor parking is severely limited, you are encouraged to take public transportation. The Metrorail subway systemexternal link has a station (Medical Center) on the NIH campus.

Getting to DC

By Air
The Washington, DC area is served by three major airports:

Ronald Reagan Washington Nationalexternal link
Washington Dulles Internationalexternal link
Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Internationalexternal link

Travel time from all three airports to the Bethesda area hotels and the NIH campus is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

By Train
Bethesda area hotels and the NIH campus are approximately 45 minutes from Union Stationexternal link.

By Taxi
From Ronald Regan Washington National Airportexternal link: 21 miles to NIH; fare is approximately $40
From Dulles International Airportexternal link: 28 miles to NIH; fare is approximately $50
From Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airportexternal link: 35 miles to NIH; fare approximately $70

Airport Shuttle to NIH or Hotel
In most cases, airport shuttles will cost less than a taxi. Several shuttle services, including the two listed below, operate to and from the local airports. You may visit the websites or call the 800 number prior to travel to make necessary arrangements.

Super Shuttleexternal link : 1-800-258-3826
The Airport Shuttle, Incexternal link : 1-800-776-0323


Hotels Within Walking Distance

American Inn of Bethesdaexternal link
8130 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-656-9300  Tollfree: 800-323-7081

Bethesda Court Hotelexternal link
7740 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-656-2100 Tollfree: 800-874-0050

Doubletree Hotel Bethesdaexternal link
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-652-2000  Tollfree: 800-955-7359

Hotel With Shuttle Service to NIH

Bethesda Marriottexternal link
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-897-9400  Tollfree: 800-228-9290

Hotels With Metro Service to NIH

Hilton Washington DC/Rockvilleexternal link (3 stops away)
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
301-468-1100  Tollfree: 800-445-8664

Hyatt Regency Bethesdaexternal link (1 stop away)
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-657-1234  Tollfree: 800-233-1234

The Legacy Hotelexternal link (3 stops away)
1775 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

Bethesda North Marriottexternal link (2 stops away)
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, MD 20852
301-822-9200 Tollfree: 800-859-8003

Residence Inn Bethesdaexternal link (1 stop away)
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-718-0200 Tollfree: 800-331-3131

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