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Logistics - Transformative Opportunities for Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health

May 8-9, 2017

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Natcher Conference Center
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Sponsored by:
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Grand Challenges Canada

Workshop Venue

The Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) is located on the main National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus at 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892. We encourage you to use public transportation such as the Metrorail subway system, which has a convenient stop (Medical Center) on the NIH campus.

Driving Directions to NIH

From I-495 (Capital Beltway) in Northern Virginia or Maryland

  1. Take I-495 (Capital Beltway) westbound (Outer Loop) or northbound (Inner Loop).
  2. Take Exit 36 to Old Georgetown Road, south.
  3. Turn left onto West Cedar Lane.
  4. Yield right onto Rockville Pike.
  5. Follow signs to the Main Visitor’s entrance on the right.

From Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

  1. Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway south toward Washington, DC.
  2. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda.
  3. From I-495 (Capital Beltway), take Exit 34 onto Route 355 (Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike) and head south toward Washington/Bethesda.
  4. Pass South Drive and turn right at NIH Gateway Drive.

From Dulles International Airport

  1. Head east on the Dulles Airport Access Road for approximately 13 miles.
  2. Exit onto I-495 (Capital Beltway), heading north to Bethesda/Baltimore.
  3. From I-495 (Capital Beltway), take Exit 34 onto Route 355 (Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike) and head south toward Washington/Bethesda.
  4. Pass South Drive and turn right at NIH Gateway Drive.

From Ronald Reagan National Airport

  1. Head north on the George Washington Parkway for approximately 12 miles.
  2. Exit onto I-495 (Capital Beltway), heading north toward Maryland.
  3. From I-495 (Capital Beltway), go approximately 7 miles and take Exit 34 onto Route 355 (Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike) and head south toward Washington/Bethesda.
  4. Pass South Drive and turn right at NIH Gateway Drive.

Parking at NIH

Short-term, metered parking and long term, attendant-controlled parking are available to visitors at a cost of $2 per hour for the first three hours or $12 per day.

Public Transportation to NIH

Metrorail
Metrorail service is available from Washington's National Airport and from Union Station (railway). Take Metro's Red Line to the Medical Center Station. The station's escalators come out on the NIH campus. 

Estimated Metro fare from National Airport: $4.90

Estimated Metro fare from Union Station: $4.05

Taxis
Taxi service is available to or from locations within Bethesda, MD from many companies including the following:

Orange Taxi
301-912-0000

Barwood Taxi
301-984-1900

Regency Taxi
301-990-9000

Area Airports

Washington, DC/Dulles International Airport (IAD)
NIH is 25.6 miles away
Estimated taxi fare: $72 (one way)
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
NIH is 22.9 miles away
Estimated taxi fare: $65 (one way)
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
NIH is 33.8 miles away
Estimated taxi fare: $90 (one way)

Hotels

The Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the American Inn of Bethesda. Room reservations are on a first come, first served basis.

American Inn of Bethesda
8130 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 656-9300
Book a room in hotel block 1
Rate: $149.00; Book by 04/06/2017
Book a room in hotel block 2
Rate: $204.00; Book by 04/06/2017

If the room blocks are full, you may book a room at another hotel.  Below is a list of other hotels within walking distance, or a short taxi cab or Metro ride, of the NIH campus:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda – Washington DC
8120 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-2000

Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 897-9400

Bethesda Court Hotel
7740 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 656-2100

Residence Inn Bethesda Downtown
7335 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 718-0200

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
1 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-1234

Workshop participants are responsible for paying for their airfare, lodging, and all other costs associated with attendance at the workshop.