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Developing Novel Endpoints for Premium Intraocular Lenses: Workshop Logistics

Date & Location

March 28, 2014

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Federal Research Center
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, Md. 20993

Building 31 – Great Room

All workshop participants must enter through Building 1 to get to Building 31. Parking is available in the SE surface lot (see map for details). Please note: the road leading to the parking lot is under construction, so adhere to the temporary signage while following the detour. A shuttle (the FDA Circulator) will be available from the surface lot to Building 1, or you may choose to make the 10-minute walk. In addition, there is a Ride-on Bus that services the FDA campus from the Silver Spring Metro Station.  

If you plan to drive to the FDA campus, be advised that the signs at the facility entrance denote FDA as the Federal Research Center. Enter the Mahan Road entrance off New Hampshire Avenue.

Airports 

  1. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD): International travelers will typically fly into this airport. IAD is approximately 35 miles southwest of the FDA and from the hotels in Silver Spring. A cab from the airport will cost about $70. A shuttle (Super Shuttle) is available from the airport to Silver Spring for $34 (the ticket counter is on the baggage level). 
  2. Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI): This airport is an option for domestic travelers. It is approximately 30 miles northeast of the FDA and from the hotels in Silver Spring. A cab from this airport will cost about $80. A shuttle (Super Shuttle) is available from the airport to Silver Spring for $37 (the ticket counter is on the baggage level). 
  3. Washington National Airport (DCA): This airport is an option for domestic travelers. It is approximately 12 miles southeast of the FDA and the hotels in Silver Spring. A cab from this airport will cost about $33. A shuttle (Super Shuttle) is available from the airport to Silver Spring for $28 (the ticket counter is on the baggage level).There is a subway (Metro) station at the airport that travels from DCA to Silver Spring with one transfer between train lines. However, please be advised that crowding on the metro generally makes it difficult to take with baggage. For more information regarding the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, visit http://wmata.com/.  

Hotels 

There are a number of hotels in close proximity to the FDA. Selection of a hotel in downtown Silver Spring is recommended. These hotels are in an urban area with restaurants and are close to the Silver Spring Metro Station (about 0.4 miles from hotels). In contrast, other hotels around the FDA are in isolated areas. Hotels in downtown Silver Spring with ratings and approximate rates are listed below. It is possible to stay at a hotel in Washington, DC, near a Metro station, then ride the Metro to Silver Spring and take a cab to FDA. However, this would result in a lengthy commute.  

Cab fare from these hotels or from the Silver Spring Metro Station to the FDA is about $13.

Courtyard by Marriott, Silver Spring Downtown

  • 8506 Fenton St.
  • (240) 533-9864
  • Rating: 3 stars
  • Listed rate: $279 per night

Hampton Inn - Silver Spring

  • 8728 Colesville Road
  • (301) 588-5887
  • Rating: 2 stars
  • Listed rate: $159 per night

Homewood Suites - Silver Spring

  • 8728 Colesville Road
  • (301) 565-0005
  • Rating: 2.5 stars
  • Listed rate: $199 per night

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

  • 8727 Colesville Road
  • (301) 589-5200
  • Rating: 3 stars
  • Listed rate: from $99 per night

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