DIRECTIONS AND TRANSPORTATION
CTSA 2011 Informatics Annual Meeting
Natcher Conference Center
Bethesda, MD 20892
Transportation to Meeting from the hotel: The Natcher Center is located approximately 2 miles from the Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda. For this reason, the Metro is the most convenient mode of transportation. Your strongly encouraged to use public transportation as there is limited parking at the NIH facilities. To take the Metro, you must get on at the Bethesda Metro Station (one block from the hotel on the Red Line) towards Shady Grove. Get off one stop later at NIH Medical Center station. If you wish to learn more about the Metro, click here to go to the Metro website.
Metro regular fare is $1.95 each way. A 20¢ fee is added to regular fares during the peak-of-the-peak period (weekdays 7:30 - 9:00 AM and 4:30 - 6:00 PM), based on the starting time of the trip. Metro fares may be purchased using the vending machines located in the Metro stations.
Once you exit the Medical Center Metro station, you will be outside the Visitor Center at NIH. The staff at the Visitor Center will further guide you up the stairs to the Natcher Center.
Special Note: The National Institutes of Health has instituted security measures to ensure your safety. All visitors will be asked to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID, driver’s license, passport, green card, etc.) and to state the purpose of their visit. Be sure to allow extra time for this inspection procedure.
**Please note, there is no reimbursement from the government for costs associated with travel, meals and lodging to attend this meeting.