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Department of Transfusion Medicine

Symposium Parking, Lodging, Directions, and Miscellaneous Information

Thirty-Eighth Annual Symposium


Parking is limited at NIH and parking regulations are strictly enforced. Visitors entering in a vehicle will be screened and receive a badge at the perimeter while their car is being inspected. Visitors must show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID, driver's license, passport, green card, etc.). Pedestrians coming from the Metro will be screened and receive a badge at the Gateway Visitor Center. Public transportation is recommended due to limited parking.

Due to the checking of IDs at the perimeter, visitors will not be required to show their ID again to gain access to the majority of buildings on the NIH Bethesda campus during the normal business day.


The Masur Auditorium is equipped with an infrared system to accommodate those who need amplification of sound. If you need special assistance such as sign language or oral interpretation, or other reasonable accommodations, please contact Karen Byrne at least two weeks prior to the event.


From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take the Wisconsin Avenue exit south (to Bethesda). NIH campus is approximately one mile on right.

From Wisconsin Avenue north, NIH campus is approximately one mile past downtown Bethesda on left.

Hotel Information:

Registrants are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.

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This page last updated on 07/06/2020

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