Conference on Methodological  Challenges in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Meeting Location

Masur Auditorium
Building 10 (Clinical Center) - South Entrance
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892

For mapping or direction purposes use:
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

The meeting will be held in the Masur Auditorium of Building 10 on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus in Bethesda, MD. Please enter through the South Entrance of Building 10.

Metrorail service is available from Washington's National Airport and from Union Station (railway). Take Metro's Red Line to the Medical Center Station. The station's escalators come out onto the NIH campus.

The NIH Gateway Center (Building 66) will be ahead of you. Proceed to the Gateway Center, which is open for pedestrians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After showing one form of government-issued photo ID (i.e., driver's license, passport) and speaking briefly with a Gateway Center staff member, you will receive an identification badge.

To get to the Clinical Center (Building 10), take the NIH campus shuttle bus (red line) which provides service to the South Entrance of the Clinical Center (Building 10) and stops at the Metro station every 15 to 20 minutes, OR walk from the top of the escalators past the bus stops down South Drive. Stay on South Drive, cross Center Drive, and continue walking for about a block to reach the South Entrance of Building 10.

Additional visitor information on Building 10, Clinical Center:

NIH Visitor Map:

Additional NIH visitor information and security details:

Necessary Travel Information

Critical information everyone should know about entering the NIH campus, parking on campus, entering buildings, and using campus transportation is available at: Please survey this site for information necessary to access the NIH campus for our event.

When driving to NIH, plan extra time to get through the security checkpoints at the visitor entrances to campus. Be aware that visitor parking lots on the NIH campus can fill up quickly. Hence, the use of public transportation is strongly encouraged. The Washington, DC Metro-Rail system has a station right on the NIH campus, called "Medical Center", which can be accessed by using the Red Line train.

Complete information for Visitors to the NIH campus is available online at:

Lodging Information

Please note there is no room block for this meeting. Participants are suggested to make reservations at the hotels below in close proximity to the NIH Campus. All attendees are responsible for securing their own lodging arrangements. Please call the hotels directly at the numbers listed below and ask for the government or lowest available rate when placing your reservations. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

Doubletree Bethesda (offers complimentary shuttles to the NIH Campus)
8210 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
T: 301-652-2000
F: 301-664-7317

Hyatt Regency Bethesda (one metro stop away from the NIH Campus)
One Bethesda Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
T: 301-657-1234 or 800-233-1234
F: 301-657-6453

Residence Inn Bethesda
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
T: 301-718-0200
F: 301-718-0679

Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD 20814
T: 301-654-8111
F: 301-654-6584

Ground Transportation

Using the Metro
The Metro system is clean and reliable. It operates from 5:00am to 12:00 midnight, Monday through Thursday; 5:00am to 3:00am on Friday; 7:00am to 3:00am on Saturday; and 7:00am to 12:00 midnight on Sunday. 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. Station attendants on duty at each station can provide additional information on request.

For Washington, D.C. metro rail information visit:

Airport Shuttles to Hotels
SuperShuttle offers service to most hotels from Ronald Reagan National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport (28 USD per person and 10 USD for every additional person), and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (37 USD per person and 12 USD for each additional person). Please contact SuperShuttle directly to arrange for a shuttle by calling 800-258-3826 or visit Supershuttle's website:

Distance from local airports:
Reagan National Airport (DCA) - 20 miles ($45-$55 cab fare)
Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 27 miles ($55-$65 cab fare)
Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) - 35 miles ($65-$75 cab fare)


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