U.S. Government Public Consultation on Oversight of Dual Use Life Sciences Research
July 15, 2008
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. *
* Times are approximate
William H. Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 480-5982 Fax
The meeting is open to the public and is free of charge. Due to limited space, pre-registration is encouraged.
Please visit the NIH Visitors and Security page for important campus updates.
From Washington: Take Wisconsin Avenue north toward Bethesda. Continue north through downtown Bethesda; stay in left lane. Turn left on Center Drive. The Natcher Conference Center is the first building on the right.
From northern Virginia: Take 495 East toward Maryland to exit 34, Wisconsin Avenue (355 South) toward Bethesda. Turn right on Center Drive. The Natcher Conference Center is the first building on the right.
From Baltimore: Take I-95 South to 495 West/Silver Spring. Take exit 34, Wisconsin Avenue (355 South) toward Bethesda. Turn right on Center Drive. The Natcher Conference Center is the first building on the right.
Take the Red Line toward Shady Grove. Exit at the Medical Center Station. Visitors are required to go through the NIH Visitors' Center.
Parking on the NIH campus is extremely limited. We encourage participants to take public transportation. There is a small paid parking lot next to the Natcher Conference Center that fills up very early. The daily rate is $12. Visitor Information for the NIH campus can be found at the link below.
All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel and airport shuttles, delivery trucks, and vans will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one 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 vehicle inspection procedure.
Due to the checking of IDs at the perimeter, employees and visitors will not be required to show their ID again to gain access to the majority of buildings on the NIH Bethesda campus during the normal business day.
Employees and visitors should continue to wear their identification prominently at all times while on campus.
A limited number of hotel rooms have been blocked for the night of July 14, 2008, at the following hotel. To receive the meeting rate of $154 + tax per night, you must make your reservation no later than June 18, 2008 (please use the code "NIHOBA"). You must call the hotel directly to book your room.
Rockville Hilton Hotel
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
The Rockville Hilton is on the Metro Red Line.
All major airlines serve the Washington metropolitan area via Ronald Reagan Washington National, Baltimore-Washington International, and Dulles International airports. The Natcher Conference Center is approximately 23 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, approximately 34 miles from Baltimore-Washington International Airport, and approximately 25 miles from Dulles International Airport. Train service, both rail and metro, is available from Washington DC’s Union Station.
Light refreshments will be provided at this meeting. There is a cafeteria on the main level of the conference center.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS:
Please notify us at least 5 business days prior to the meeting if you need special accommodations.
Capital Consulting Corporation is providing logistical support for this meeting. If you need assistance, please call Saundra Bromberg at (301) 468-6004, ext. 406, or e-mail her at email@example.com