Meeting Location

NIH Clinical Center (Building 10)
FAES Classrooms 3 and 4

The meeting will take place in (Building 10) on the main campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. You may review the Visitor Access Map prior to your arrival.

Access to the NIH Main Campus (visitor information)

The Visitors Center is located at the Medical Center Metro Station entrance on the Red Line www.wmata.com, approximately 50 yards from the street and facing the main entrance to the metro station. Enter at the blue Welcome sign and proceed to your right through security. All persons and bags will be screened. Lines to obtain your visitor's badge will be on the other side of security.

Please allow adequate time to get to the NIH main campus and to get through security. You will need to obtain a visitor's badge, so please bring a government-issued photo ID.

Getting to the Conference Center (Building 10) and the Meeting

Once you obtain your visitor's badge, proceed to the back door. Shuttles can be found to the right, look for the NIH Campus Shuttle (Red Line). 

The shuttle schedule can be found here. 

FAES Classrooms

Access via stairs:

From the Masur Auditorium, go north, past the Main Elevators.  Look for a bookstore/coffee shop on your right and a sign from the ceiling saying “FAES Academic Center.” Take a right down the hallway, through the double-door; then take the steps down to the lower level.  The room will be on your left.

Wheelchair Access via Main elevator:

Take the Main Elevators outside Masur to the B1 level. Follow the “FAES Academic Center” signs down the hallway towards the Post Office. Across from the Post Office, enter the FAES Academic Center on the left. Once inside the FAES academic Center, the room will be on your left.

Ground Transportation

Transportation from area airports is available via taxi service. Approximate one-way taxi fares during non-rush hours are as follows:

From Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): $65 (Washington, DC area subway system, METRO is also available at this airport. Information on the Metro transit system, including fares, schedules, and estimated travel times from other stops, can be found at www.wmata.com.

From Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI): $90

From Dulles International Airport (IAD): $70

Shuttle: Super Shuttle service is also available at the approximate rate of $40–$60 (800) 258-3826, https://www.supershuttle.com/.

Public Transit

The Washington D.C. Metrorail system has a station on the NIH campus called "Medical Center." Workshop attendees staying at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda can access the Bethesda metro station directly below the hotel. The Medical Center (NIH) station is one stop away.

Information on the Metro transit system, including fares, schedules, and estimated travel times from other stops, can be found at www.wmata.com.


Driving is strongly discouraged, but limited parking is available on campus for $12/day at the Gateway Entrance visitors parking garage (see visitor parking lot labeled MLP11 in the green box on the Visitor Access Map).


Building 10 has the following Dining options.

Starbucks: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Concession Stand: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Coffee Shop: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Café: 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (breakfast)
         11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (lunch)

Internet Access

Free and open Wi-Fi is available on the NIH main campus. SSID "NIH-Guest-Network" is open and in broadcast mode in your available wireless networks.


These hotels are all Metro accessible and located within 2 miles of the event:

Hyatt Bethesda Hotel
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-1234

DoubleTree Hotel Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 652-2000

Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 718-0200

Workshop participants applying for travel awards should book a room at the Hyatt Bethesda Hotel.

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