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

Ronald Reagan Washington National
Washington Dulles International
Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International

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

By Train
Union Station serves the Washington, D.C. area. It is approximately 45
minutes to Bethesda-area hotels and the NIH campus from the station.

By Taxi
From Ronald Regan Washington National Airport: 21 miles to NIH;
fare is approximately $40

From Dulles International Airport: 28 miles to NIH; fare is approximately $50

From Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport: 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 three 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. When making reservations, please be
prepared with the following information:

  • the airport where you will arrive
  • the airline, flight number, and time of arrival

Super Shuttle: 1-800-258-3826
The Airport Shuttle, Inc: 1-800-776-0323

symposium goals

  - To provide an overview of the
    NHLBI roadmap for cardio-
    vascular stem cell research
    going forward.

  - To relate novel insights from
    embryonic cardiovascular
    development to our understand-
    ing of adult cardiovascular
    stem cells.

 - To review the recent break-
    through discovery of induced-
    pluripotent stem cells (iPS-cells),
    and how they might be harness-
    ed for therapeutic applications.

 - To discuss the emerging and
    inter-related field of epithelial
    to mesenchymal transition,
    and the relevance of this to
    cardiovascular and stem cell

 - To emphasize recent discover-
    ies that will facilitate the trans-
    lation of this knowledge from
    bench to bedside.

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