About the Meeting

Meeting Information and Location

Date and Time: Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 2013, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
 
Location: NIH Fishers Lane Conference Center
5635 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20852

Important Note About Course Materials

The course materials are an important part of the training. The materials include all slides from the training along with relevant papers and resources. A week prior to the course, you will be provided with an Internet link, as well as instructions for downloading course materials. Given the extensive amount of information covered in the workshop, we strongly encourage you to allow sufficient time to download and organize this information before the training begins. You will need the materials with you during training in order to get the most out of the course.

In-person attendees: Please note, no printed course materials will be provided to you at the workshop and there is no WiFi accessibility in the conference room. Instead, when you arrive at the meeting, you will be given a USB-flash drive that contains all course materials. You will need to bring a laptop computer with a USB-port to the course in order to access these materials. If you do not have a laptop computer to bring to the course, then you must print out the materials ahead of time and bring them with you. As noted previously, course materials will be posted to an internet site the week before the training, so if you want hard copies of the course materials, you will need to download and print all materials PRIOR TO THE COURSE.

Webcast attendees: As noted above, course materials will be available by internet, a week before the training. You will be able to save these files to your computer or print hard copies of the materials, as you prefer.

Transportation to the Meeting

The meeting will take place at the Fishers Lane Conference Center. The facility is less than 2 miles from the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel.

Metro/Taxicab: Participants are encouraged to take the Metro to and from the meeting on Thursday, April 25. If taking the Metro, exit the hotel lobby onto Marinelli Road, make a left and continue walking to the first street light (Rockville Pike). Cross over Rockville Pike to access WhiteFlint Metro Station. Board the Red line (going toward Grosvenor/Shady Grove) to the Twinbrook Metro Station, which is one stop. The conference site is a 10-minute walk from the Twinbrook metro stop. From the Metro, walk toward Twinbrook Parkway and make a left. Continue to Fishers Lane and make a right. The building is on the left side of the street.

Please visit the Metro Web site at http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm to access a map of the metro rail system.

Alternately, taxicabs are available in front of the hotel.

A shuttle to the meeting facility will be provided on Friday morning, April 26 for those participants staying at the Marriott as a courtesy for those who will be traveling with luggage on the last day of the meeting. At the conclusion of the meeting on April 26, taxicabs will be available to transport participants to the airport or back to the hotel following the meeting.

Fishers Lane Conference Center Transportation Information

Taxi: Fishers Lane Conference Center is located approximately 45 minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington Union Station and 45 to 60 minutes from Dulles International Airport. Travel time is dependent upon traffic. The cost for a taxi is approximately $60 from all locations.

Metro: The Fishers Lane Conference Center is accessible by Metro from Ronald Reagan National Airport and Union Station.

  • From Ronald Reagan National Airport, take the Blue line (going toward Largo Town Center) to the Metro Center Metro Station and transfer to the Red line (going toward Grosvenor/Shady Grove) to the Twinbrook Metro Station.
  • From Union Station, take the Red line (going toward Grosvenor/Shady Grove) to the Twinbrook Metro Station.

Driving Directions

From Baltimore and all points north of Washington, DC: Take I-95 south towards Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capitol Beltway), head west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34, which is Rt. 355 (Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike) and head north toward Rockville. Turn right onto Twinbrook Parkway. Turn right onto Fishers Lane. Arrive at 5635 Fishers Lane.

From Eastern and Southern Maryland and all points southeast of Washington, DC: At I-495 (Capitol Beltway), head north towards Baltimore then west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. Stay on (I-495), take Exit 34, which is Rt. 355 (Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike) and head north toward Rockville. Turn right onto Twinbrook Parkway. Turn right onto Fishers Lane. Arrive at 5635 Fishers Lane.

From Virginia and all points south of Washington, DC: Take I-95 north towards Washington DC. At I-495 (Capitol Beltway), head north toward Tysons Corner. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34, which is Rt. 355 (Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike) and head north toward Rockville. Turn right onto Twinbrook Parkway. Turn right onto Fishers Lane. Arrive at 5635 Fishers Lane.

Parking at Fishers Lane

The parking garage is located directly behind the building. After turning onto Fishers Lane, make the very first left onto a side street. Follow the street until you see the parking garage. Make a right into the garage. The cost is $6.