Meeting Date and Time

Friday, April 13, 2012
Tentatively from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Location

NIH Campus
Cloisters Conference Facility (Building 60)
1 Cloister Court
Bethesda, MD 20814

Travel Information


Please register no later than Monday, April 2, 2012 via the "Register Now" link on the left.


All participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to attend the meeting. Please refer to your logistics letter regarding your travel support status and to obtain travel reimbursement information. You may also contact Mahogany Hopkins at

Transportation to Meeting Facility

All visitors must enter through the NIH Gateway Center. You will be asked to submit to a vehicle or personal inspection.

The NIH Gateway Center is located adjacent to the Medical Center Metro Station at the South Drive entrance to campus from Rockville Pike/Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355). It combines visitor parking, non-commercial vehicle inspection, and visitor ID processing all in one location.

For visitors arriving in vehicles, the Gateway Vehicle Inspection Station (Building 66A), provides multiple inspection lanes and allows visitors to go through inspection and get a visitor badge. Vehicles enter the Gateway Center complex through a new roadway, "NIH Gateway Drive," just south of the intersection of the previous visitor entrance at South Drive and Rockville Pike. Vehicles that choose to bypass parking in MLP-11 will go through inspection and enter campus at Center Drive near the National Library of Medicine. (See Gateway Map:

When driving to NIH, plan some extra time to get through the security checkpoints at the visitor entrances to campus.

A shuttle will be provided to transport participants staying at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda to the NIH Campus Building 60 (Cloisters). Pick-up times will be sent closer to the meeting date.

NOTE: A government-issued photo ID or NIH badge is required to gain access to the NIH Campus.

Taxicabs will also be available following the meeting to transport attendees back to the hotel or to the airport. To secure a taxi following the meeting, please sign up at the meeting's registration desk.

Parking: Parking at the Cloisters is extremely limited. A shuttle bus will take hotel guests from the Hyatt Regency Bethesda to the Cloisters Building.

Please pay special attention to parking signs. Illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed by the NIH police.

The closest NIH shuttle stop to the Cloister is at the intersection of Convent and Center Drives.


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