Meeting Venue

This meeting will be held in the William H. Natcher Building / Building 45 on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD.

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


Please allow and extra 30 minutes to get to the NIH main campus and to get through security at the NIH Gateway Center Entrance.

You will need to obtain a visitors badge, so please bring a government-issued photo ID. Walk directly from the Gateway Center (bldg 66) to Natcher (bldg 45) - see yellow highlight on PDF icon NIH Visitor's Map.pdf

Vistior Parking:

NIH offers limited visitor parking in parking lots, garages, and metered spaces throughout campus. All visitor parking areas charge at the following rates:

  • Garages and Lots: $2.00 for the first hour, $4.00 for the second hour, and $6.00 for the third hour. If vehicle exceeds 3 hours, a daily rate of $12.00 will be charged
  • Metered Parking Spaces: $2.00 per hour

*Rates also apply to all handicap visitors parking.

Please refer to the visitor map to find all lots that allow visitor parking.


NIH Campus Access Resources, https://security.nih.gov/Pages/Home.aspx

REMOTE ACCESS:  Videocast, Interactive Agenda & Twitter

The meeting will be videocast on both days from the main auditorium to allow remote access attendees to participate and contribute feedback to the discussions. The videocast and future archive will be available on https://videocast.nih.gov/ (SEARCH: NIH Videocast).

Please use your registration login to access the IMAG wiki to contribute questions and comments in the blue links in the Agenda.  (We will answer IMAG wiki questions before audience questions.)  If you don’t have an account or forgot your login, use the following: Username: conference_guest; Password: IMAG2019MLMSM!

Use #MLMSM to contribute your thoughts via Twitter.


Hotel Information

The 2019 MSM room block for the Hyatt Regency Bethesda is located here, https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/BETHE/G-IMA2.

Room block reservation deadline is on October 2, 2019.

Alternatively, you are welcome to reserve a room at the Hyatt at a non-discounted rate or reserve a room at other local hotels such as the Bethesda Marriott, The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Bethesda, the American Inn of Bethesda, or the Hilton Garden Inn of Bethesda

The Hyatt Regency Bethesda is located next to the Bethesda Metro Station on the Metro Red Line. The IMAG meeting venue at the NIH Main Campus is one metro stop (Medical Center Metro Station on the Red Line) or a 15 minute walk away. Click here for a map of the DC metro system.


Meal Information

LunchYou may either purchase your lunch from the Natcher Conference Center Cafeteria or you can pre-order a lunch box delivered to the conference venue - WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU PRE-ORDER TO AVOID THE LINESAll orders must be received by 4 pm EDT on Tuesday October 22nd. Lunch will be delivered to the Natcher Building Auditorium October 24-25, 2019 on Thursday at 11:30am and Friday at 11:30am. We highly recommend that participants pre-order and pre-pay for a box lunch so that there is ample time for discussion and networking. Please follow the instructions here

Orders must be received by 4pm EDT Tuesday, October 22, 2019.


GROUP Dinner on Day 1: October 24, 2019, 6:00pm

Dinner registrants will be assigned to a dinner seat at Curry Place Bethesda-- Indian and Nepaalese Cuisine, or be placed on a waiting list.

Seats are limited.  If you can no longer attend the dinner please update your dinner information in the registration by clicking your username on the top right of the page.

The fixed price menu is $30 and includes one meal per person and tax and tip. Please bring cash, (1 drink is included at The Curry Place Bethesda)


If you're looking for alternate food options, click here for a detailed list of all the restaurants in the Bethesda, MD area


**Please note that refreshments will NOT be provided at the meeting. You can buy snacks or lunch at the Natcher cafeteria, which is open from 6:30AM to 2:30PM, and the Natcher concession stand, open from 7AM to 3:30PM



Posters should be at most 4 ft x 4 ft in size.