Event Details

Wednesday, August 15th: Evening IR Sessions

Location: DoubleTree Hilton

3:30-5pm IR Committee Meeting (voting members only)

6-6:30pm Stakeholder Meet and Greet

6:30-8:30pm IR Working Group Breakout Sessions (Care Redesign, Improving ED Care, Reducing Number of Unaffiliated Patients)

Thursday, August 16th: 8am – 4pm SC General Session

Location: NIH Natcher Building (main NIH Campus), Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Please note that the NIH campus security requires visitors to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID-driver's license, passport, green card, etc.) and to state the purpose of their visit. More information can be found here. It is a 5-10 minute to Natcher from the security check point. Please allow enough time to go through security in the morning and walk ovewr to Natcher.

Meeting Agenda:

The meeting agenda for the August 16th SC General Session is posted below and can be downloaded here.

SCDIC August In-Person Meeting Agenda

Hotel: Double Tree Hilton, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Hotel website

Hotel Reservation Information:

  • Reservation site: Group block reservation webpage (Annual Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Research Meeting)

  • Reservation by Phone: (301) 652-2000

  • Group Name: Annual Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Research Meeting

  • Group Code: AS8

  • Single/Double Occupancy Rate: $175.00/night.

  • The hotel group rate cut-off date is July 20, 2018. Reservations made after July 20, 2018 are subject to availability at the prevailing rate. Please book your hotel rooms sooner than later.

  • Hotel Check-In: 3:00 pm

  • Hotel Check-Out: 12:00 pm


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The main NIH campus is 0.5 miles away from the hotel. The DoubleTree Hilton provides a complimentary shuttle service to the main NIH campus. The shuttle schedule can be viewed here.

What is the closest metro station to the hotel?

The DoubleTree Hilton is located between the Bethesda and Medical Center metro centers on the Red Line.

What are my options for breakfast and lunch?

Breakfast and lunch will not be provided. Attendees may purchase food from the cafeteria located in Natcher, open from 6:30 am to 2:30 pm. The weekly menu can be viewed here.

Is parking available at the NIH main campus?

Short-term, metered parking and long term, attendant-controlled parking are available to visitors at a cost of $2 per hour for the first three hours or $12 per day. More information can be found here.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Taylor Swankie ([email protected]) if you have any questions.

  • When: Wed Aug. 15 - 3:30 pm
    Thu Aug. 16 4:00 pm

  • Address: 9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda MD,US 20892

  • Web: Visit Website