3rd Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
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Speaker/Co-Chair Information

As an invited Speaker or Co-Chair to the 3rd Congress of the ISNN, you should have received a welcome and logistics letter outlining your participation at this meeting. Please contact Ms. Jann Sidorov if you have questions at jann.sidorov@cabezongroup.com or (240) 786-9130, ext. 18 or (301) 468-6083.

For your REGISTRATION AND HOTEL: Please use our registration link on this Web site, http://event.cabezongroup.com/meeting/2009/isnn/, to register. Your registration fee is waived, but we do need to capture your information in our database. Your hotel reservations will be made through a master rooming list. Please contact Ms. Jann Sidorov to confirm your check- in and check-out dates, and to guarantee your reservations.

For your TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: Please contact Chrishonna Scott, e-mail: scottchr@mail.nih.gov, phone: (301) 443-7072 directly to make your airline and travel reservations, and for all travel authorization information. Chrishonna will assist you with VISA information/paperwork and will provide you with the government travel agency information to make your flight arrangements. International travelers will receive an email with invitation letter to be used to obtain the necessary visa forms. Please let Jann Sidorov or Chrishonna Scott know if you have not received this email notification with VISA information.

Picture and biosketch: Please provide an electronic picture and a biosketch (about 150 words or less) for the program book. Please also submit a copy of your abstract. In addition, you will be notified by Dr. John Milner and Dr. Artemis Simopoulos regarding the submission of your manuscript. Your picture, biosketch, and copy of your presentation should be sent to Ms. Jann Sidorov at jann.sidorov@cabezongroup.com

Audio-Visual Information:

We would like to collect your power point presentations prior to the conference. We will have both a PC and MAC laptop available at the conference for your use. If you send your presentations in advance we can load these for you and have them ready. If you wish to bring your presentation with you, please be sure to bring it on a flash drive and plan to meet with our AV technicians at least one hour before your presentation.

If you choose to use your own MAC computer instead of the one provided, you MUST bring your own adapter to run from your computer to the VTA.

If you have any audio or video that is part of your presentation, please let us know ASAP. Also, if you require internet access, please let us know ASAP.

There will be an LCD projector and screen, microphones for the podium, and a laser pointer for your use. In addition, we will have a speaker ready room available to you for your convenience.

Please send in your power point presentations to us by Wednesday, October 14th. Please sent to Fofie Witter at fofie.witter@cabezongroup.com

Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can be of assistance.

Transportation to and from Hyatt Regency and Natcher Conference Center

We will provide bus transportation, via Dillion Bus Service, from the Hyatt Regency Hotel to Natcher Conference Center for speakers/moderators and meeting participants that are staying at the Hyatt.

The bus will go directly to the NIH Visitor Center (Gateway Center, # 66 on the NIH Campus Map attached). You will go through the Visitor Center to obtain your visitor pass and go through security. Your name has already been entered into the security system but you do need a picture ID with you. When you exit the Visitors Center you will then walk over to the Natcher Conference Center which is located directly behind the Visitors Center (see NIH Campus Map link on our website).

We will not assume you are taking the bus. It is there for your convenience. We will not use a check list or look for you if you are not on board.

METRO service is also available to the NIH campus. The Red Line Metro runs directly from the Hyatt (Bethesda metro stop) to NIH Medical Center. You can take the Red line and exit at Medical Center. It will put you at the Visitor Center. (see Metro Map link on our website).

The Dillon Bus schedule is:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

7 a.m. – Dillon Bus Service will load passengers. Bus will depart promptly at 7:15 a.m. from the Hyatt.

8 p.m. – Following the evening poster session. The bus will pick up outside of Natcher Conference (not at the visitor center for pick-ups) and return to Hyatt.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

7 a.m. – Dillon Bus Service will load passengers. Bus will depart promptly at 7:15 a.m. from the Hyatt.

5 p.m. - The bus will pick up outside of Natcher Conference (not at the visitor center for pick-ups) and return to Hyatt.

Friday, October 23, 2009

7 a.m. – Dillon Bus Service will load passengers. Bus will depart promptly at 7:15 a.m. from the Hyatt.

5:30 p.m. - The bus will pick up outside of Natcher Conference (not at the visitor center for pick-ups) and return to Hyatt.

Staff Representative, Angelique Raptakis, will be coordinating bus services. She will be available at the bus each day if you need assistance.

Transportation and travel information update:

We are looking forward to seeing you in October! Our website has the current agenda and logistics information for speakers. Please check there for updates. http://event.cabezongroup.com/meeting/2009/ISNN/logistics.asp

We have had many questions regarding travel and ground transportation. We are NOT pre-arranging ground travel services from the airports to the Hyatt hotel. You are on your own in getting to and from the airport. We have listed ground transportation services below for your convenience. Your ground travel will be reimbursed, in keeping with the federal regulations, as described and outlined by Ms. Chrishonna Scott through the government travel authorization process. Rental cars are not authorized for reimbursement.

Please plan to take a taxi, or shuttle service to the Hyatt. Please keep your receipts for reimbursement purposes for any costs over $75.

Your ticketed itinerary and your approved travel authorization will be sent to you by Ms. Chrishonna Scott, via email, on October 13 and 14.

Ground transportation to and from local airports

Shuttle Service: SuperShuttle is the primary shuttle service provider for the three area airports. Please call them directly at (800) 258-3826 to obtain current rates and schedules.

Taxicabs: Barwood Cab serves the Bethesda and Montgomery County area and can be reached at (800) 831-2323 or (301) 984-1900.

Taxicab estimates from the three major airports:
BWI Airport - Approximately $50-$60
Reagan National Airport - Approximately $40-$45
Dulles Airport - Approximately $55-$70

Limousine Service: Awards Limousine Service, headquartered in Bethesda, provides transportation service 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Please call them directly at (301) 656-9644 to obtain current rates. Alternatively, you can make an online reservation at www.awardslimo.com.

Subway: Reagan National Airport is the only area airport with immediate access to the Metro subway system. The Hyatt Regency Bethesda is located on the Red Line of the Metro subway system at the Bethesda station. From National Airport’s baggage claim, proceed to the Metro level (up two escalators) and take the Blue Line toward Addison Road. Transfer to the Red Line in the direction of Shady Grove or Grosvenor at the Metro Center station. You can also take the Yellow Line from Reagan National Airport toward Mt. Vernon Square and transfer to the Red Line toward Shady Grove or Grosvenor at the Gallery Place-Chinatown station. Exit the train at the Bethesda station and proceed up the escalator to the Hyatt Regency. For further information regarding subway transportation in the Washington, D.C., area, you may access the Metro website at www.wmata.com.


The Hyatt Regency Bethesda has parking available for $10 per day for overnight and daily guests.

Skip Navigation Save The Date (PDF) | Welcome | Agenda | Hotel Logistics | Natcher Conference Center Info
Registration | Abstract Submission | Contact Information | Speaker/Co-Chair Information
Poster Session Information | ISNN Social Program, October 22, 2009
NIH Campus Map (PDF) | Metro Map (PDF)
ARS home page: www.ars.usda.gov

October 21-23, 2009
3rd Congress of the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
Natcher Conference Center | National Institutes of Health | Bethesda, Maryland