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Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols Meeting
July 26-30, 2010
(updated 15 July)
The meeting will be held at the National Museum of Natural History, located at 10th &
Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004.
On Monday, July 26 plan to assemble at the hotel lobby 45 minutes prior to the start of the
meeting. Your USDA host will meet you there and take you to the National Museum of Natural
History, about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. At the Museum’s lobby, a CBOL staff will meet
the group, provide you with a Visitor’s Badge, and escort you to the meeting room.
Local contact, after 22 July: Julie Aliaga (USDA host) +1 (301) 768 1344 (mobile)
JW Marriott Washington, DC
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20004 USA
Fax : 1-202-626-6991
For more information on the hotel, please visit their website: www.marriott.com/wasjw
Your hosts have made a room block reservation at the JW Marriott Hotel under the name of
IPPC/USDA (Reference # M-1JT7UK), from Saturday, July 24 to Sunday, August 1, 2010.
To make your room reservation, please call the Marriott reservations toll-free numbers, 1-800-
228-9290 and 1-800-393-2503, or directly to the hotel at (202) 393-2000.
The government rate is USD 170.00 per night. Local hotel taxes are currently 14.5%.
Room reservations must be made on or before Friday, July 02, 2010.
Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI):
Participants traveling through BWI have several options for arriving in DC; BWI Airport Taxi
service, SuperShuttle, BWI Express Motorbus service, Amtrak and MARC. The BWI Airport Taxi
service is available from BWI only, and the estimated rate is $79. SuperShuttle will provide door-
to-door shared ride van service for approximately $35.00/person. The BWI Express Metrobus will
take you from the airport to the Greenbelt Metro Station which connects to Metro stations
throughout Washington D.C. Amtrak provides train service to Union Station, with an estimated
fare range from $18-$48/person. For MARC service there is free shuttle service from the airport
to the BWI rail station and run to Union Station in Washington, DC.
Reagan National Airport (DCA):
Participants traveling through DCA can take the Metro rail and bus system, SuperShuttle, or
taxicab service. There is direct access from the airport to the Reagan National Metro station,
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which can carry travelers directly to the Smithsonian stop via the Blue Line. SuperShuttle
door-to-door service is available with an estimated rate of $14/person. The estimated rate for taxi
cab service to Downtown Washington D.C. is approximately $20.
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD):
Participants traveling through IAD have the option of SuperShuttle, Washington Flyer Coach
Service, and Washington Flyer Taxi service. SuperShuttle door-to-door service is available for
$26/person. Tickets for the Flyer Coach can be purchased directly at the airport, and provides
transportation to West Falls Church Metro station in 20-30 minutes for $10/person one way,
$18/person round-trip. Washington Flyer Taxicabs provides 24-hours service, with estimated
one-way fares to Downtown Washington D.C. ranging from $51-58.
For more information on the Washington area Metro system, please visit, http://www.wmata.com/
The average high temperature for July is 88°F (31° C), and the average low is 70° F (21° C) for
Washington D.C. Relative humidity varies in the day, from 86% in the morning to 55% in the
afternoon. There is also a high likelihood of sudden summer storms (and thunderstorms)
developing without warning; please pack accordingly.
For up to date weather information in the Washington DC area, please visit,
National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History has many new and engaging exhibits which we
encourage you to experience during your stay. Of particular renown are the David Koch Hall of
Human Origins; the Sant Ocean Hall, Written In Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century
Chesapeake, and Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution.
There are also many other museums, historical and national landmarks, and social events within
easy walking or Metro distance to the Natural History Museum.
For current information on exhibits, please visit http://www.mnh.si.edu/
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