OHDSI 2022 FAQ

Where is the 2022 OHDSI Symposium being held?
The OHDSI Symposium is being held Friday, Oct. 14 – Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

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; Reservations Local Phone: (301) 822-9200. Hotel Check-in time is 4:00 pm (ET); Hotel check-out time is 12:00 pm (ET).

Does Marriott offer free Wi-fi in its hotel rooms?

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Is there a fee to attend the Symposium?
The registration fee for the main conference on Friday, Oct. 14 is $500. The registration fee for the full-day tutorial on Saturday, Oct. 15 is $300. However, this is an open and inclusive event; if the registration fee represents a burden to you, please contact symposium@ohdsi.org.

How do I register for the Symposium events?
Direct link to Eventbrite main conference registration: Eventbrite Main Conference Registration Link- Oct. 14
Link to main symposium webpage and conference registration: OHDSI2022 Symposium
Direct link to Eventbrite tutorial registration: Eventbrite Tutorial Registration Link- Sat. Oct 15
Link to tutorial registration page on OHDSI website: OHDSI2022 Tutorial
Direct Link to Eventbrite for workgroup activities registration: Workgroup Activities Registration

How do I change or cancel my attendance at the Symposium events?
Upon registration completion you received an Eventbrite confirmation email. On that email it states, “view and manage your order online.” After you click on this link, it will take you to Eventbrite where you can either create an account or log into your existing account. Once you are on the Eventbrite website, you may click on the event name and then EDIT (on the right side) and make your changes and then click SAVE at the bottom of the page.
You may cancel your main and tutorial registrations up until 7 days prior to event start date. You may log into your Eventbrite account and click Cancel on the left side of the page. You will receive a cancellation email from Eventbrite; please note that Eventbrite fees are not refundable.

What other activities are being offered on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16?
OHDSI will be hosting a series of workgroup-led working meetings on Saturday, Oct 15 and Sunday, Oct 16.  These meetings will take advantage of the opportunity to be together in one place, and work on focus on networking, collaboration, and delivering advances toward the OHDSI mission. We will also hold a cross-workgroup summit on Sunday, Oct 16 to bring together collaborators across our community to share their progress and plans for the journey ahead.  Registration is free for these activities, and you may register here

Where can I get information to participate in this year’s Collaborator Showcase?
The deadline to submit a brief report was Friday, June 24 by 8 pm ET and we are no longer accepting submissions.

Are sleeping rooms being offered at the Bethesda North Marriott for the Symposium?

UPDATE: IF THE OHDSI ROOM BLOCK IS FULL. PLEASE CONTINUE TO TRY AND MAKE A HOTEL ROOM THROUGH THE BLOCK UNTIL SEPT. 14 AS ROOMS MAY CANCEL
OHDSI is holding a sleeping room block for the nights of Oct. 13 and 14 with a special room rate of $179 plus taxes. Please note that all sleeping rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis. To help us in the planning process, we ask that you do not cancel your hotel room ordered through the OHDSI Room Block. If you must cancel, please let us know prior to Thursday, Sept. 1, so that we can offer the room to others who may need one. Once the room block is full, or if specific nights are sold out, you may make additional room reservations on the hotel’s website or by calling hotel reservations. Please note that OHDSI is not holding any sleeping rooms on Saturday, Oct. 15. Therefore, please call the hotel reservations number or make this reservation on the hotel’s website should you plan to stay Saturday night.

Note: If you plan to stay both Oct. 13 and 14, and you find the night of Oct. 14 sold out on the OHDSI room block, please still make your reservation for Oct. 13 through the OHDSI room block and make the additional night by calling the hotel or going through the hotel’s website. Should you put in any other dates on the OHDSI room block, you will get a note saying that rooms are unavailable as the room block does not include pre and post room-night stays; therefore, please adjust the nights in your search to just the room block dates which are Oct. 13 and 14 only. 

Note: If you have multiple reservations at the Bethesda North Marriott, as long as you book the same room type, you will be able to stay in one room the entire time; just stop by the front desk and they will update your keys and credit card info.

Please click the following link to make your hotel room through the OHDSI room block: OHDSI Sleeping Room Block

Are there other hotels in the Bethesda Area?

You may still make your hotel room at the Bethesda North Marriott at their going rate Hotel Website. For alternative hotels in the area, you can check out this link Hotels in the Bethesda Area

Will meals be provided at the Symposium?
Lite breakfast items and a buffet lunch will be offered at the Symposium on Friday, October 14, outside the Grand Ballroom, Salon A-D and on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16, lower level of the hotel. Please check the agenda for details as we get closer to the event date.

Will there be a webcast or virtual component of the Symposium?
No, there is no webcast or virtual component of the symposium. Videos will be available on our website 2-3 weeks after the symposium concludes.

How can I get driving directions to the hotel?
Please click here for directions Google Maps.

Which airports are close to the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center?
Washington Dulles International Airport – IAD  • Airport Phone: +1 703 572 2700 • Hotel direction: 25 miles NE, 35 minutes; the hotel does not provide shuttle service.

• Martin’s Sedan and Limo Service; reservation required Home – Martins Limos (msllimo.com)
• Bus Service: estimated $8-32 USD (3 hours, one way)
• Taxi or Uber/Lyft: estimated $60-80 USD (one way)
Visit IAD Airport Website   Dulles (IAD) Airport to Hotel Travel Info

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – DCA  Airport Phone: +1 703 417 8000  Hotel direction: 18 miles NW, 25 minutes; the hotel does not provide shuttle service.

• Martin’s Sedan and Limo Service ;reservation required Home – Martins Limos (msllimo.com)
• Bus Service: estimated $5-16 (3 hours, one way)
• Metro Subway service: estimated from $6 USD (1.5 hour, one way) Metro Rail Info from DCA to Hotel, Metro Schedule Planner
• Taxi or Uber/Lyft:  estimated $40-60 USD (one way)
Visit DCA Airport Website    Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hotel Travel Info

What other modes of transportation can I take to the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel?
Amtrak Train

Rockville, MD (RKV) | Amtrak 307 S Stonestreet Ave, Rockville, MD, 20850 3.7 miles NW (the Metro subway from this station to White Flint Metro Station is 15 minutes)
Washington, DC – Union Station (WAS) | Amtrak 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, 21 miles (the Metro subway from this station to White Flint Station is 30-40 minutes)

Bus Station
White Flint Bus Station  0.2 miles SE

Metro (subway) Station
The White Flint Metro Station, Red Line, is a few blocks (.04 miles) from the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Please click this link for Metro Info  Metro Schedule Planner

Is there parking at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel?
Yes. The hotel charges a $19 daily parking fee for registered guests. For those who drive and are not guests of the hotel, there is a conference center garage located off Executive Boulevard right near the entrance to the conference center. Parking fees are: 2 hours free; after 2 hours it starts at $7.50 and increases $2.50 for each hour. The daily maximum is $30    Parking Flyer and Map

Please click the hotel link below to find out more about the amenities offered at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
Rockville, MD Hotel | Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

Need more information regarding the 2022 OHDSI Symposium? Please email us at symposium@ohdsi.org. We will try to get back to you within 48 hours.

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