Parkinson's Disease 2014: Advancing Research, Improving Lives 01/06/2014 to 01/07/2014
Natcher Conference Center
Bethesda, Maryland
United States
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Parkinson's Disease 2014: Advancing Research, Improving Lives
Natcher Conference Center
NIH Main Campus
Bethesda, Maryland 20894
United States

Registration is free of charge. Please register before December 15th if you would like your name to appear in the printed program. Onsite registration will be available on January 6th and 7th.

Online Viewing
The conference will be videocast live via the internet. To access the videocast, please visit the NIH Videocast website. An archived videocast will be available for viewing after the meeting.

The Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) is located on the NIH main campus. Visitor parking is extremely limited; public transportation is recommended if possible. The campus is located on the Red Line of the Metrorail system at the Medical Center Metro stop. After exiting the station, proceed straight ahead to the NIH Gateway Center for security clearance (details below). The Natcher Conference Center is located a short distance behind the Gateway Center. See for more information.

The estimated fare (one-way) from the three local airports to the NIH campus are:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): $55
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD): $55
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI): $90

Please note: Taxis must go through vehicle campus security to reach the Natcher Conference Center directly; please allow at least an additional 20 minutes for security clearance at the vehicle security checkpoint. To save time, you can ask to be dropped off at the NIH Gateway Center security checkpoint.

Public Transportation
The Medical Center Station on the Red Line of the Washington D.C. Metrorail system is located on the NIH campus. Upon exiting the station, it is a short walk to the Gateway Center and NIH campus shuttle stop. One-way Metrorail fares range from $1.70 (off-peak) to $5.75 (peak); please note that a surcharge of $0.50 to $1 is incurred for use of a paper farecard each way.

Metrorail service is available from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and from Union Station (rail station for Amtrak and local railways).

For more information, visit Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and NIH Campus Shuttle Schedules.

All NIH visitors must go through a security clearance at the NIH Gateway Center to receive a visitor's badge. Visitors may be required to pass through a metal detector and have bags/purses inspected or x-rayed. All visitors must present a government-issued photo ID to enter the NIH campus.

Per government policies, the NIH cannot provide meals or refreshments during the workshop. The Natcher Conference Center has a limited capacity cafeteria located on the main level serving breakfast and lunch. Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There are also a convenience store and vending machines in the Natcher Conference Center. The Lister Hill Center (Building 38A), a short walk away, features a full-service cafeteria (level B-1). In addition, Building 10 has a large food court within a 5-10 minute walk from the Natcher Conference Center. It is accessible by NIH campus shuttle.


Sponsored Participants: your hotel reservations and travel arrangements will be made by the meeting logistics contractor, KAI.

General Participants: please contact hotels directly to make your reservations. The following hotels are located near Metrorail Red Line stations:

Hyatt Regency Bethesda*
(at Bethesda metro station)
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814

*A limited number of rooms at the Bethesda Hyatt are available for general participants, at the special rate of $109 per night, January 5-7. Reservations must be made by December 20 at:

DoubleTree Bethesda
(near Bethesda metro station)
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda MD 20814

Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda
(near Bethesda metro station)
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD 20814

Marriott Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown
(near Bethesda metro station)
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
(near White Flint metro station)
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional questions about logistics, please e-mail