1- Where is the 2018 OHDSI Symposium being held?
The Symposium is being held on Fri, October 12, 2018 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.
2- What is the hotel’s address and phone number?
The Bethesda North Marriott is located at 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852; Phone: (301) 822-9200, Reservations: (877) 212-5752.
3- Is there a fee to attend the Symposium?
No, symposium attendance is free. This year we also have a free registration with donation ticket.
4- How do I register for the Symposium?
You can visit our registration page which will take you to the registration link:
You can also go directly to the registration link: 2018 OHDSI Registration Link
5-How do I cancel or change my attendance at the Symposium?
After you registered for the symposium, you received an Eventbrite email confirmation. That email asked you to create an Eventbrite account. If you have an Eventbrite account and ordered a free registration ticket, you can log back in and change or cancel your registration.
If you ordered a free registration with donation ticket, please contact us at email@example.com. Donations cannot be refunded but we will cancel your symposium attendance.
6- How do I register for the tutorial workshops on Thurs, October 11 and/or Saturday, Oct 13 at the Bethesda North Marriott? Is there a fee for the workshops and may I register for more than one workshop?
Tutorial registration is now open.
On Thursday, Oct. 11, the Introductory Tutorial Workshops have no prerequisites and are free to attend.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Advanced Tutorial Workshops have prerequisites and there are (2) ticket options: a) paid and guaranteed seat and b) free waitlist seat
Please visit the Tutorial Workshop page for information on the workshops Tutorial Workshops Page
Please visit the Tutorial Workshop Registration page to register for a workshop Tutorial Registration Page
You may register for (1) introductory course on Thurs, Oct. 11 and (1) advanced workshop on Saturday, Oct. 13.
7- How will I know if I am accepted to attend a tutorial on October 11 or Oct 13?
If you paid for a tutorial workshop, you will be guaranteed a seat in the course. If you choose the free waitlist option, you will be be notified via email by September 7, 2018 to confirm your tutorial attendance. All seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
8- If I am registered for a tutorial am I automatically registered for the Symposium on October 12?
No, Symposium and Tutorial registration are separate.
9- How do I submit an abstract for the collaborator showcase at the Symposium on October 12th?
Please visit the collaborative showcase page on our website for instructions on how to submit an abstract
10- How can I become a sponsor at the 2018 OHDSI Symposium?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
11- Are there hotel rooms being offered at the Bethesda North Marriott for the Symposium?
12- Will meals be provided on Friday, October 12, at the Symposium?
Lite breakfast items and lunch will be offered at the Symposium on Friday, October 12, in the Grand Ballroom. In addition, a reception will take place after the Symposium. Please check the agenda for details as we get closer to the event date.
13- Will there be a webcast of the Symposium?
No, there is no webcast of the symposium. The General Session and Tutorials will be available via video on our website two weeks after the symposium concludes.
14-How can I get directions to the hotel?
Please click here for Driving directions
15- Which airports are close to the Bethesda North Marriott hotel?
Washington Dulles International Airport – IAD Airport Phone: +1 703 572 2700 Hotel direction: 25 miles NE
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – DCA Airport Phone: +1 703 417 8000 Hotel direction: 23 miles NW
16- What other modes of transportation can I take to the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel?
- Metro/MARC/Amtrak – Rockville Station 3.7 miles NW
- White Flint Metro Station 0.2 miles SE
- White Flint Metro Station – Red Line 0.2 miles SE
17- Is there parking at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel?
Yes. Parking for registered guests: $15 daily; Conference Center day guests: $2.50 hourly, max of $30 per day
18- What amenities (such as fitness center, restaurants and room-service) does the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel offer?
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Observational Health Data Sciences & Informatics
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Columbia University Medical Center
622 West 168th Street, PH-20
New York, NY 10032