Dates and Times

Monday, June 23
8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Professional Development

Tuesday, June 24
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Professional Development

Tuesday, June 24
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mock Review


Natcher Building (#45)
NIH Main Campus
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

Meeting Logistics

Security Information

PLEASE NOTE: All visitors must enter the campus 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 identification processing, all in one location. The NIH will process all visitors arriving in vehicles or as pedestrians.

Visitors will be required to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID-driver's license, passport, green card, etc.) and state the purpose of the visit to gain access to the NIH campus.

Transportation to the Natcher Conference Center

Metro: Participants are encouraged to use the Metro from the hotel (Bethesda Station) to the NIH Campus (Medical Center Metro Station). The Medical Center Station is one stop from the Bethesda Station on the Red Line. Please proceed to the NIH Gateway Center.

Taxicab: The NIH campus is 1.5 miles from the hotel. The cost of a taxi would be approximately $10 each direction.

Driving Directions: Please visit the NIH web site for directions at:

Parking at NIH: Visitors should park in the multi-level parking garage 11 (located past South Drive) as there is limited visitor parking on the main campus. Visitors parking in this garage should proceed to the Gateway Center (Bldg. 66) to obtain a visitor badge.

Cost: $2 per hour for the first three hours, $12 maximum for the entire day.

Transportation to the Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel

Airport Time* Price†
Washington Union Station 45 mins $35
Ronald Reagan National Airport 45 mins $40–$45
Washington Dulles International Airport 45–60 mins $60–$65

* Travel time is dependent upon traffic.
Price for a taxi from each location is approximate.


The Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel is accessible by Metro from Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington Union Station via the Bethesda Metro Station, which is on the Red Line.

  • At Ronald Reagan National Airport, take the Blue Line (going toward Largo Town Center) to the Metro Center Station and transfer to the Red Line (going toward Grosvenor/Shady Grove). Exit at the Bethesda Station.
  • At Washington Union Station, take the Red Line (going toward Grosvenor/Shady Grove). Exit at the Bethesda Station.

At the Bethesda Station, come up the first (short) and second (long) sets of escalators to the main street.

Please visit the Metro Web site at to access a map of the metro rail system.

Driving Directions to the Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel
Please visit the hotel's web site at for directions.

Hotel Parking
$20 overnight with in/out privileges
$25 valet without in/out privileges

Meals and Light Refreshments

Please be advised that due to new NCI regulations on the provision of refreshments at meetings, there will be NO coffee, tea, or food provided during this meeting. There is a cafeteria in the Natcher Conference Center.

Meeting Contact

NOVA Research Company is assisting the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities with logistical and administrative services for these meeting. If you have any questions, please contact:

Ms. Mahogany Hopkins, CGMP
Senior Meetings Coordinator
NOVA Research Company
Phone: 301-986-1891, ext. 155
Direct Line: 240-752-7343

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