NMRI 9th Annual Workshop, April 2122, 2011, Bethesda Marriott Hotel - 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD NMRI 9th Annual Workshop, April 2122, 2011, Bethesda Marriott Hotel - 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD NMRI 9th Annual Workshop, April 2122, 2011, Bethesda Marriott Hotel - 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD
NMRI 9th Annual Workshop, April 2122, 2011, Bethesda Marriott Hotel - 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD
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NMRI 9th Annual Workshop, April 2122, 2011, Bethesda Marriott Hotel - 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD
 
 
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LOCATION

Bethesda Marriott Hotel
5151 Pooks Hill Road 
Bethesda, MD  20814 
P:  (301) 897-9400 or (800) 228-9290
F:  (301) 897-0192 

Web site: http://www.bethesdamarriott.com
(More hotel information can be obtained from this Web site.)

AIR TRAVEL

To make your airline reservations and have your ticket reimbursed by The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc. (SCG), you will need to call Travel-On Travel Agency at 1-888-495-7770 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and secure the ticket with a major credit card.  Please inform them that you are booking travel to be reimbursed by SCG for the NMRI Annual Workshop in Bethesda, MD, and give them your desired travel dates.  Please note that per federal travel regulations, you can only purchase a coach class, non-refundable ticket with an advance purchase of at least 14 days at the maximum rate of $700 for domestic travel.

ACCOMMODATIONS

A limited number of sleeping rooms for conference participants has been reserved at the host hotel, Bethesda Marriott Hotel.  The rate is the prevailing government rate of $211 per night for single and double occupancy plus tax (13%).  To reserve a hotel room, call reservations at the above-listed number and be sure to identify yourself as a member of the NIDDK NMRI Workshop to receive the group rate or book online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasbt-bethesda-marriott/?toDate=4/22/11&groupCode=NMRNMRA&fromDate=4/20/11&app=resvlink.  The room block will be in effect at the government rate only until Thursday, March 31, 2011, or until full, whichever comes first.  Any room reservations received after that date will be accepted on a space- and rate-availability basis.  Reservations should be made for arrival on April 20 with departure on April 22.  If you require alternate dates, please send an email to John Hare at jhare@scgcorp.com.  Any alternate date requests will need to be approved through NIDDK.

Please be certain that the hotel provides you with a confirmation number for your reservation.  After March 31, 2011, the official room block will be released, and the hotel may charge significantly higher rates and may be sold out.  When making a reservation, please provide your room and bedding preferences.  The hotel will assign specific room types at check-in, based on availability.  Please be advised that requests are not guaranteed.  Check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.  If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so by 4:00 p.m. the day prior to arrival or you will be charged a no-show fee for 1 night on your credit card. 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Points North and East:
Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring.  Follow I-495 West for 9 miles to Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue).  Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane.  Turn right at the light onto Pooks Hill Road.  The hotel is on the right.

From Points North and West:
Take I-270 South to I-495 East (Capital Beltway) toward Washington, DC.  Stay in one of the three left lanes.  Follow signs for Route 355 South, a left-lane exit, onto Wisconsin Avenue.  Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane.  Turn right at the light onto Pooks Hill Road.  The hotel is on the right.

From Points South:
Take I-95 North to I-495 (Capital Beltway) toward Tyson’s Corner/Rockville.  Follow I-495 for 20 miles.  Take Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue).  Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane.  Turn right at the light onto Pooks Hill Road.  The hotel is on the right.

From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI):
Take the Route 195 connector to I-95 South.  Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring.  Follow I-495 West for 9 miles to Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue).  Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane.  Turn right at the light onto Pooks Hill Road.  The hotel is on the right.

From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD):
Take the Dulles Airport Access Road for approximately 13 miles to Exit 18.  Move to the right on the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) and take Exit 18.  Stay left on the ramp for Bethesda/Baltimore, and proceed toward Bethesda (I-495).  Continue approximately 9 miles on I-495.  Stay on I-495 at the I-495/
I-270 split (bear right).  Take Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue South/Route 355) toward Bethesda.  Follow Wisconsin Avenue to the first traffic light and turn right onto Pooks Hill Road.  The hotel is on the right.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA):
Take the George Washington Parkway North for 12 miles to I-495 (Capital Beltway) toward Maryland.  Take Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue).  Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane.  Turn right at the light onto Pooks Hill Road.  The hotel is on the right.

METRORAIL

The Metro system is clean and reliable.  It operates from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight on Monday through Thursday; 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Fridays; 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Saturdays; and 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight on Sundays.  Each passenger must buy a farecard to travel in the system.  Guides for purchasing farecards are posted on the vending machines in each station.  Each Metro car features a complete color-coded map of the system.  Station attendants on duty at each station can provide additional information on request.  A map of the system is available at:  http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm.

From Union Station or downtown Washington (main Metro Lines into the city converge at Metro Center Station and Gallery Place Station), take the Metro Red Line toward Shady Grove.  Exit at the Medical Center Station. The hotel has a shuttle that runs every half hour. Please notify hotel of the pick-up request at the number above.

SHUTTLES

SuperShuttle offers service to most hotels from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.  The shuttle leaves on an as-needed basis between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.  During other times, arrangements for a shuttle can be made by calling (800) 258-3826 from the airport, or by visiting their Web site at http://supershuttle.com.

TAXIS

The taxi fare is approximately $45-$55 from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, approximately $55-$65 from Washington Dulles International Airport, and approximately $65-$75 from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.  Fares may differ during peak travel hours.

PARKING INFORMATION

There is complimentary parking for meeting participants at the hotel.

 

 
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