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Building 10, Masur Auditorium, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, United States
24 - 25 September 2015
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SPIE Biophotonics from Bench to Bedside at the NIH
24-25 September 2015
National Institutes of Health
Masur Auditorium, Building 10, South Entrance
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892

Visiting NIH Please allow extra time each day to clear security (opens at 6 AM). Enter the campus at the NIH Gateway Center. View the event schedule.

NIH Visitors and Security (bring photo identification, including passport)

NIH Visitor Map

Directions to Masur Auditorium
The meeting will take place in the Masur Auditorium, which is located within the larger Clinical Center (Building 10) complex. After exiting security, you can walk or take a campus shuttle to the Masur Auditorium. If walking, follow South Drive to South Building 10 where the Masur Auditorium is located. NIH Shuttle signs are posted in the Gateway Center area. Shuttle riders should exit at the South Building 10 stop.

Map to Masur Auditorium (PDF) on the first floor of the Clinical Center (Building 10). If riding the NIH Shuttle, exit at the South Building 10 stop.

From the South lobby entrance: From the South lobby, take either the left or right hallway up a slight incline until you come to the entrance of the Masur Auditorium. When the two hallways converge, you will be standing in front of Masur Auditorium.

From the North lobby entrance: If you enter Building 10 from the North lobby, proceed down the right side, passing Admissions on your right. Continue straight through the sliding glass doors, following posted signs to the Masur or Auditorium. Continue to follow the 'Detour' signs to the Masur. The auditorium is just past the main elevators.

 Local Transportation

Metrorail Transportation (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority)  Metrorail is the clean, safe, easy-to-understand rail transit system serving the Washington, D.C. area. Metrorail serves 78 stations along 96 miles of track, using 5 color-coded lines that intersect at various points enabling passengers to change trains.  Metro Fares

Each passenger must have a farecard, which can be purchased for any amount. At each station, fares and approximate times to all other stations are posted. In addition to farecards, Metro offers a variety of passes that are good for both bus and rail travel. The farecard stores the value paid and deducts your fare when you leave the system. Rates are subject to change. For more information, visit the website 

Book Online or c
all 1-800-BLUE VAN (1-800-258-3826) at least 24 hours before your departure. Rates are subject to change.

Taxi Fare to the National Institutes of Health
(Rates are subject to change)
From Reagan Airport
from $50 (15 miles)
From Baltimore Washington Int'l Airport from $92 (34.5 miles)
From Dulles Int'l Airport from $55 (26.2 miles)

Driving Directions from Local Airports to NIH

Parking at NIH
Visitor parking is extremely difficult to find at NIH, so if at all possible, take public transportation.

There are NEW SECURITY MEASURES in place for all vehicles and visitors entering the NIH campus.

Complimentary Shuttle(s) to NIH
Local hotels may offer complimentary shuttle service. Please check with your hotel for details. 

NIH Shuttle Schedule


Hertz Car Rental has been selected as the official car rental agency for this event. To reserve a car, identify yourself as an NIH Workshop Conference attendee using the Hertz Meeting Code CV# 029B0020. Note: When booking from International Hertz locations, the CV # must be entered with the letters CV before the number, i.e. CV029B0020.

• In the United States call 1-800-654-2240.
• In Canada call 1-800-263-0600, or 1-416-620-9620 in Toronto.
• In Europe and Asia call the nearest Hertz Reservation Center or travel
• Outside of these areas call 1-405-749-4434.

Book Online at www.hertz.com.