Travel - Directions

Building: William H. Natcher Building / Building 45 on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD.

Room: Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium (presentations); Atrium (posters)

Please allow adequate time to get to the NIH main campus and to get through security. You will need to obtain a visitors badge, soplease bring a government-issued photo ID.


The NIH main campus is reachable via the Metro Red Line (Medical Center Metro Station).


From the Medical Center Metro Station through the NIH Visitor’s Center

The Visitors Center is located at the top of the escalators of the Medical Center Metro Stationentrance, approximately 50 yards fromthe street and facing the entrance to the metro station. It

is the building right in front of you as you exit the metro station. Enter at the blue Welcome signand proceed to your right through security. All persons and bags will be screened. Lines to obtain

your visitors badge will be onthe other side of security;please remember to bring agovernment-issued photo ID. Maps of main campus are available in the Visitor Center.


From the Visitor’s Center to the Natcher Conference Center and the Meeting:

Once you obtain your visitors badge, proceed to your left, up the stairs or elevator to the upper level exit of the Visitor’s Center. Once outside, follow the signs down the hill to the Natcher

Conference Center (Building 45).The curved, glass building should be straight ahead with the entrance at the end of the walkway. Proceed through the doors of the Natcher Conference Center

and follow the signs to the registration desk.

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