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General Information/ Directions

Please use the following links to aid you in finding the Masur Auditorium

Local airports

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is approximately 20 miles from NIH.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is approximately 20 miles from NIH.
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is approximately 35 miles from NIH.

Area hotels

Each of the hotel websites referenced below can provide helpful area information in addition to what is provided on this page.

Other hotels and inns listed on NIH’s website and on the NIH shuttle route can be found at:

Entering the NIH campus/Campus Security

Please reference the NIH visitors map to locate visitor entrances, visitor parking, and the Clinical Center as well as other pertinent details.

Visitors may access the NIH campus through one of two visitor centers—the NIH Gateway Center at the Metro entrance (Rockville Pike and South Drive) or the West Visitor Center at Old Georgetown Road and South Drive. The Gateway Center is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The West Visitor Center will be open M-F, 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. except for federal holidays and is available for pedestrians only.

Visitor vehicles will undergo security screening at the Metro entrance. Be sure to allow extra time for the vehicle inspection procedure.

Visitors will be asked to show one form of valid government-issued photo identification and to state the purpose of their visit in order to receive a visitor’s pass. Examples of acceptable identification include: driver’s license, passport, military ID, other government agency IDs, green cards.

Please note: visitor parking is limited at NIH. Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation such as the Metrorail subway system which has a convenient stop (Medical Center) on the NIH campus. Visit the "Metro" site for information on fares and schedules

Visitors must park in designated visitor parking lots (see visitor access map). Vehicles will be inspected prior to parking in underground or multi-level garages.

Public buses are no longer allowed to circulate on campus. Visitors arriving by bus will be dropped off at the NIH/Medical Center Metro stop at Rockville Pike and South Drive. Patients and visitors on official business can then ride the campus shuttle to the Clinical Center and other designated shuttle stops on the campus.

Please use the following links to aid you in finding the Masur Auditorium

NIH visitor information

Visit This site includes information about transportation, directions, parking, security, maps of the NIH campus and Bethesda area, shuttle schedules, and more.

For conference related questions, please contact:

Julia Lam

General Information

For conference related questions please contact Julia Lam

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Masur Auditorium
NIH - Building 10
Bethesda, Maryland


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