The Natcher Conference Center, 45 Center Drive, is located on the main campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH, like all Federal Government facilities, has security measures to ensure the safety of all employees, patients, and visitors.
All visitors entering the NIH campus must register at the Visitor's Center, show a photo ID, be prepared to have their personal belongings inspected, and go through a metal detection inspection (wand, magnetometer, etc).
Due to extremely limited visitor parking, you are strongly encouraged to take a taxi or public transportation to the NIH campus. The Natcher Conference Center is a 2-minute walk from the Medical Center Metro station, after a stop at the Visitor's Center.