2016 KCNQ2 Cure Family and Professional Summit
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2016 KCNQ2 Cure Family and Professional Summit

2016 KCNQ2 Cure Family and Professional Summit

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Sheraton Hotel

8777 Georgia Ave

Silver Spring, MD

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Registration is now open for KCNQ2 Cure's 2016 Family & Professional Conference, 

October 7-9 at the Sheraton Hotel, Silver Springs, Maryland.

This 3-day event is designed to unite all groups committed to improving the lives of those with KCNQ2 Epilepsy - including families, caregivers, clinicians, researchers and professionals in the pharmaceutical industry. There will be speaker presentations on the latest advances in research as well as sessions with up to date information impacting patient care. This event allows the opportunity to foster new relationships and collaborations, both for families and professionals.

3-Day Family Registration includes: all sessions, breakfast and lunch each day and our Saturday evening social event. 

Rooms are available under our room block for $109 + applicable taxes. Rooms may be reserved at 
this link.


Given the proximity of Silver Springs attendees will be able to price shop for airline tickets with 3 airports to choose from.

  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA): 10.75 miles, approximately 35 minutes. 
  • Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI): 22 miles, approximately 40 minutes
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD): 28.6 miles, approximately 40 minutes (depending on traffic). 

Silver Spring Metro Station Information

The hotel only four blocks away from the Silver Spring Red Metro line, offering a convenient transportation option with direct access to Washington, D. C. Stops on this line include the Smithsonian stop, only a 30 minute journey away from the hotel. You can reach the Amtrak Union Station in less than 15 minutes, and also reach Chinatown, DuPont Circle and the National Zoo by taking this service.

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle that you can utilize to get to and from the Silver Spring Metro station.


Airports: Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

    • Baltimore Washington Intl. Airport (BWI) 
    • Washington DC Dulles (IDA)
      • Super Shuttle
      • Central Shuttle Service
      • Uber
        • Approximate cost:
          • UberX $50
          • UberX + car seat $60
          • Uber XL $80
    • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) 
      • Super Shuttle
      • Central Shuttle Service
      • Metro
        • Travel Time:30 minutes
        • About: Take the Yellow Line to Metro Center and then transfer to the Red Line to Silver Spring. The hotel is 3 blocks from the Silver Spring Red Line station.
      • Uber
        • Approximate cost:
          • UberX $30
          • UberX + car seat $40
          • Uber XL $45


  • By Subway
      • Metro Train
        • The hotel is 3 blocks from the Red Line of the Metro.
  • By Rental Car
      • Avis Rental Car
        • Contact:(800) 331-1212; Reservation Required
      • Thrifty Rental Car
        • Contact:(800) 847-4389; Reservation Required
      • Enterprise Rental Car
        • Contact:(800) 261-7331; Reservation Required
      • Hertz Rental Car
        • Contact:(800) 654-3131; Reservation Required
      • Alamo Rental Car
        • Contact:(877) 222-9075; Reservation Required
      • Budget Rental Car
        • Contact:(800) 527-0700; Reservation Required
      • National Car Rental
        • Contact:(800) 227-7368; Reservation Required

Our Family Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to KCNQ2 families to help them afford to attend the KCNQ2 Cure Alliance Summit. Three scholarship levels are available: (1) for registration only or (2) registration plus 3 nights hotel. (3) airfare assistance.  Limited funds are available. Additional information and applications for the program can be found at this link.

Our Siblings Camp is available for siblings of a child with KCNQ2 epilepsy. Children must be at least 7 years old.   The cost for camp includes all activities, as well as breakfast, lunch and snacks. 

There will be an onsite activity room available for children with KCNQ2. Childcare will be provided in that room at an additional fee.

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Sheraton Hotel

8777 Georgia Ave

Silver Spring, MD

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