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?

The Bethesda North Marriott is located at 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852

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?

Tutorial registration begins July 17th. Please revisit the website after July 17th and click on the 2017 Tutorial Workshops tab and choose Tutorial Registration from the drop-down menu.

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 August 25th to confirm your tutorial attendance.

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?

You may submit an abstract after June 30th. Please upload a 2-page abstract, based on the OHDSI submission template, onto the OHDSI library. The deadline for submissions is August 3oth. You will be notified by September 18th if your abstract has been accepted.

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?

There is no guest-room block being held at the hotel. You may call the hotel to inquire about a guest room. You are  responsible for all your charges regarding travel and hotel accommodations.

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- What amenities (such as parking, restaurants, 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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