2013 Annual Principal Investigators Meeting - NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer - September 17-19, 2013 - Bethesda, MD


Meeting Location

The meeting will take place on the NIH Campus:

NIH Campus
William H. Natcher Conference Center, Building 45
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20894

Please see information below on security information and directions to get to the NIH Campus.


Please note that rooms at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda have now been sold out. The following hotels are located in downtown Bethesda and are close to the NIH Campus:

DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 654-8111


The closest airports to the hotel are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD); however, Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) also serves the Washington, D.C., area. 

If you plan on traveling by train, Union Station or New Carrollton Stations are the closest Amtrak stations to the hotel and meeting venue.

Ground Transportation from the airport to the Hotel

By Metro: The Hyatt Regency Bethesda is metro accessible from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Union Station.

From Ronald Reagan Airport:

  • Take the yellow/blue line towards “Metro Center”.
  • Switch to the red line towards “Shady Grove.”
  • The Hyatt Bethesda is located above the Bethesda Metro Station.
  • Metro Map: http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm

By Taxi:  Taxi fare from Reagan Washington National Airport is approximately $45 and from Dulles International $50 and BWI Marshall is $80, respectively.

By Shuttle: SuperShuttle™ provides ground transportation service from all three airports.  For more information or reservations, call 1-800-258-3826.  The approximate cost for one-way shuttle service from each airport is as follows:

Reagan Washington National (DCA) $30
Dulles International (IAD) $31
BWI Marshall (bWI) $43

Please note that shuttle prices are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Transportation to the Meeting

Please note that transportation will not be provided. We strongly encouraged you to take the Metro to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus as there are limited visitor parking spaces. Taxi service is also available from the hotel.

From Bethesda Hyatt Hotel: An entrance to the metro (red line) is located outside the main door.

  • Metro Map: http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm
  • Wait on metro platform for metro car headed towards “Shady Grove
  • Exit at the first stop “Medical Center” to gain access to the NIH campus via The Gateway Center
  • You must present a government issue ID to gain access to campus
  • Upon exiting the Gateway enter, follow the signs for NIH
  • The Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) front entrance is located on Center Drive (5 minute walk up the hill to your left)


  • Taxis are available from the Hyatt to NIH. Ask your driver to drop you off at the NIH Gateway Center.
  • Please note if you request the driver to bring you on campus, please allow additional travel time for inspection of the vehicle, taxi driver, and yourself.
  • From the Gateway Center, it’s a 5 minute walk from the Gateway Center to Natcher.
  • Please see below for security information to get onto NIH Campus


Campus Security

  • Due to heightened security on the NIH campus, extra steps are necessary to ensure a smooth entry on to campus
  • Please note all attendees without valid NIH/HHS ID arriving on the NIH Campus must enter through the NIH Gateway Center and go through a security check
  • You must provide a government issued ID (ex: driver's license or passport)
  • Allow 30-45 minutes for processing
  • NIH campus map: http://www.ors.od.nih.gov/maps/Pages/NIH-Visitor-Map.aspx
  • Visitors information: http://www.nih.gov/about/visitor/

Campus Security

Due to heightened security on the NIH campus, extra steps are necessary to ensure a smooth entry on to campus. All visitors must clear security and are subject to personal inspection. You are required to provide a government issued photo IDs (such as a driver's license or passport).

Please visit http://www.ors.od.nih.gov/maps/Pages/NIH-Visitor-Map.aspx
for a map of the NIH campus. Please use the visitor’s center entrance to get through the security check. Please allow at least 30-45 minutes for this process.

For further visitors information, please go to: http://www.nih.gov/about/visitor/.


  • Due to changes in the Department of Health and Human Services policy, meals can no longer be provided at our meetings
  • Attendees will be responsible for meals and/or light refreshments on their own at their own cost
  • Natcher Conference Center offers cafeteria and NIH catering service for breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Please refer to the Meals web page for complete information

Save Time and Effort by
Purchasing Boxed Lunches for the Meeting

Due to limited time and long lines in the cafeteria, we are encouraging attendees to purchase boxed lunches in advance
Lunches must be ordered by 6:00 pm Eastern on Thursday, September 12

Go to: https://eurestconferencecatering.catertrax.com/ for all details and to reserve your boxed lunch

Special Needs

The National Institutes of Health and Hyatt Regency Bethesda are in compliance with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please indicate any special needs on the registration form and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

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2013 Annual Principal Investigators Meeting - NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer - September 17-19, 2013 - Bethesda, MD

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