OPHTHALMIC DEVICES ADVISORY PANEL

 

May 23, 2003

Gaithersburg Marriott

9751 Washingtonian Boulevard

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

(301) 590-0044

 

General Information

 

 

MEETING LOCATION AND AGENDA

 

The Ophthalmic Devices Panel will take place on Friday May 23, 2003 from

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Gaithersburg Marriott in Salons E, F & G. 

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) REQUIREMENTS

 

Persons with disabilities, who require assistance with special hotel accommodations or to attend or participate in the meeting, will be assisted if advance notification is provided in writing.  Please contact Ms. AnnMarie Williams, Center for Devices and Radiological Health at (301) 594-1283, ext. 113.

 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

 

Ground transportation is available to and from the regional airports as follows:

 

Taxicab

·        Taxi fare from Ronald Reagan National Airport                   - $50.00 - $60.00 per person

·        Taxi fare from Dulles Airport                                               - $50.00 - $60.00 per person

·        Taxi fare from Baltimore/Washington Airport                       - $65.00 - $70.00 per person

 

The above average rates are based on weekday fares.  Travel time from Dulles International and Ronald Reagan National Airport to the Gaithersburg Marriott is approximately one (1) hour.  Travel time from Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport is in excess of one (1) hour.

 

 

Airport Express Shuttle Van (All Airports)

 

Maryland Shuttle provides shuttle van service from Regan National, Dulles International, and Baltimore-Washington (BWI) International Airports to the Gaithersburg Holiday Inn on a reservation basis only. The shuttle does not make regular scheduled runs.  You will need to call no later than one day prior to your arrival and arrange for pickup.  From Ronald Reagan National Airport the fare is $23.00, from Dulles $23.00, and from BWI $29.00.  Fares quoted are for one-way and late evening pick-ups (after 10 p.m.) are more expensive.  For reservations, telephone 301-230-0000 or 1-800-590-0000. Groups receive a discount after the 1st passenger.  You may also make your reservations from marylandshuttle.com.

 

MetroRail System (Ronald Reagan National Airport only)

 

Service from Ronald Reagan National Airport to Gaithersburg, Maryland is available for approximately $3.25 during peak hours (weekdays, 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) and $2.10 at all other times, including weekends.  MetroRail, has a station located at the concourse (level 2) of the new terminal.  There is a pedestrian walkway that takes you from the concourse to the farecard plaza.  The walkway is accelerated by a series of moving sidewalks and a pedestrian bridge that links to the Metro station with the terminal.

 

At the station, board the Yellow Line train marked “Gallery Place”, transfer at the Gallery Place station to the Red Line train marked “Shady Grove”.  Exit at the Shady Grove metro stop.  Contact the Gaithersburg Marriott, at (301) 590-0044 and request the hotel shuttle for pick up.  The hotel shuttle service is available for hotel guests any time before 9:00 p.m.

 

Amtrak

 

If traveling by train, the MetroRail can be boarded at Union Station and the fare is approximately $3.25 to Gaithersburg.  Take the Red Line train marked “Shady Grove “, then follow the MetroRail instructions above.

 

ARRIVING BY CAR TO THE GAITHERSBURG MARRIOTT

 

From Dulles Airport take the Dulles Access Road, exiting at I-495 North (Bethesda, Maryland). Follow I-495 across the American Legion Bridge into Maryland.  Continue on until you reach the junction of I-495 and I-270.  Take I-270 North (left fork at the junction) to exit 9.  Take exit 9B and turn onto Sam Eig Highway West and stay in the left lane.  Take the first left onto Fields Road, then the first left again onto Rio Boulevard.  The Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center is on your left past the Rio Complex.

 

From Ronald Reagan National Airport take George Washington Parkway towards I-495 North. Follow signs for Parkway North and for Dulles Airport.  Stay on the Parkway for approximately 10 miles, exiting onto I-495 North (to Maryland).  Follow I-495 across the American Legion Bridge until you reach the junction of I-495 and I-270.  Take I-270 North (left fork at the junction) north to exit 9.  Take exit 9B and turn onto Sam Eig Highway West and stay in the left lane.  Take the first left onto Fields Road, then the first left again onto Rio Boulevard.  The Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center is on your left past the Rio Complex.

 

From the east take I-495 West (toward Silver Spring) until you reach the junction of I-495 and I-270. Take I-270 North (right fork at the junction) north to exit 9. Take exit 9B and turn onto Sam Eig Highway- West, stay in the left lane. Take the first left onto Fields Rd., then the next left onto Rio Blvd. The Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center is on your left past the Rio Complex.

 

From the south take I-495 West, crossing over the American Legion Bridge entering Maryland.  Continue on I-495 north for approximately six (6) more miles until you reach the I-495/I-270 junction.  Take I-270 North (left fork at the junction) to Exit 9.  Take Exit 9B and turn onto Sam Eig Highway West and stay in the left lane.  Take the first left onto Fields Road, then the first left again onto Rio Boulevard.  The Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center is on your left past the Rio Complex.