2017 Symposium FAQs

1- Where is the 2017 OHDSI Symposium being held?

The Symposium is being held on Wed, October 18th 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.

4- How do I register for the Symposium?

Please click on the 2017 OHDSI Symposium tab on the website and choose Symposium Registration from the drop-down menu.

5-How do I cancel or change my attendance at the Symposium?

Please contact us at symposium@ohdsi.org  to cancel or change registration details.

6- How do I register for the tutorial workshops on October 19-20 at the Bethesda North Marriott? What are the tutorial times and may I register for more than one tutorial?

Tutorial registration begins July 20th. Please click on 2017 Tutorial Workshops on the website and choose Tutorial Registration from the drop-down menu.

Please see the Tutorial Workshop Agendas tab for information on the tutorial agendas.

You may register for one or two tutorial workshops; one on each day.

7- How will I know if I am accepted to attend a tutorial on October 19-20?

After you register for the tutorial, you will be notified via email by September 6th to confirm your tutorial attendance. For Workshops 2-4, you must have the prerequisites listed to be accepted into those workshops.

8- If I am registered for a tutorial am I automatically registered for the Symposium on October 18th?

No, Symposium and Tutorial registration are separate.

9- How do I submit an abstract for the collaborator showcase at the Symposium on October 18th?

Please visit the Collaborator Showcase tab for information on abstracts and submissions. The deadline for abstract submissions is August 30th, 2017.

10- How can I become a sponsor at the 2017 OHDSI Symposium?

Please contact us at symposium@ohdsi.org  for details.

11- Are there hotel rooms being offered at the Bethesda North Marriott for the Symposium?

Please note that a room block is being held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel. You will be responsible for all your travel and hotel accommodations. This OHDSI room block was set up as a courtesy to our guests. We are not responsible for hotel room arrangements or payment.  Please make your reservation by Sept. 26th to secure the special room rate. Please click the button below to book your hotel room.

Book a Hotel Room

12- Will meals be provided on October 18th at the Symposium?

Lunch will be offered at the Symposium on October 18th outside 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.

14-How can I get directions to the hotel?

Please click on the 2017 OHDSI Symposium tab on the website and choose hotel information from the drop-down menu or click here 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

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Martin’s Sedan and Limo Service; fee: 75 USD (one way) ;reservation required
  • Bus service, fee: 14 USD  (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: 60 USD  (one way)

Visit IAD airport website   Driving directions

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – DCA  Airport Phone: +1 703 417 8000  Hotel direction: 23 miles NW

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Martin’s Sedan and Limo Service; fee: 65 USD (one way) ;reservation required
  • Subway service, fee:  6.9 USD  (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: 55 USD  (one way)

Visit DCA airport website   Driving directions

16- What other modes of transportation can I take to the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel?

Train Station

Bus Station

Subway Station

17- Is there parking at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel?

The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel will provide parking service at a satellite location over the conference dates and it is located a few blocks from the hotel.  Shuttle service will be available to transport guests from the parking location to the conference center and back. Please park your car at 6130 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Day guests will be dropped off by the Conference Center entrance where they will receive the parking tickets from a Red Coat associate. The parking cost will be $15.00 per day. Payment kiosks will be available on the lower level of the conference center (by the entrance). The guests must pay for parking with a credit card prior to returning to the satellite parking location. No payments can be made at the satellite location.

If guests arrive in the morning and leave during the day but they want to come back, they only need to pay once for the parking. Guests need to keep the stamped ticket if they are planning to come back the same day.

18- What amenities (such as fitness center, restaurants and room-service) does the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel offer?

Please click on the button below for general hotel information.

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel Website

 

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