2018 Research Conference on Sleep and the Health of Women

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Natcher Conference Center

Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium

45 Center Dr.

Bethesda, MD 20894

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The 2018 Research Conference on Sleep and the Health of Women is intended to sound a wakeup call throughout society about the importance of sleep for the health of women. It will showcase a decade of federally funded research advances in understanding health risks, societal burden, and treatment options associated with sleep deficiency and sleep disorders in women.

Researchers and the public will present and discuss the state of the science regarding sleep and the health of women; the limitations to implement what is already known; and the opportunities to translate scientific findings into practice and routine care. The discussion panels will include Federal and public stakeholders to identify actionable new directions and areas in which research is needed.

Want to submit a poster to the conference? Check the Call for Abstracts.


The conference is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. But registration is required.

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Tony Jackson (, 301-435-0199) and/or the Federal Relay (1.800.877.8339).

Visit our website to view the confirmed Speakers, CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - POSTER SESSION, and more...


Travel Information

Driving to NIH

When driving to NIH, plan some extra time to get through the security checkpoints at the visitor entrances to campus. Be aware that visitor parking lots on the NIH campus can fill up quickly. Consider taking public transportation as an alternative.

Public Transportation

Metrorail service is available from Washington's National Airport and from Union Station (railway). Take Metro's Red Line to the Medical Center Station. The station's escalators come out on the NIH campus. To get to Building 10, walk from the top of the escalators past the bus stops down South Drive. Cross the street and veer right onto Center Drive (past the Anchor). Remain on Center Drive as it veers left and uphill. The NIH Clinical Center (Building 10) is at the top of the hill on the left side of Center Drive. Or just take the NIH campus shuttle bus which provides service to Building 10 and stops at the Metro station every 15 to 20 minutes.

Visitor Information

Visitors will be required to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID-driver's license, passport, green card, etc.) and to state the purpose of their visit.

The NIH Gateway Center is located adjacent to the Medical Center Metro Station at the South Drive entrance to campus from Rockville Pike / Wisconsin Avenue (Route 355). It combines visitor parking, non-commercial vehicle inspection and visitor ID processing, all in one location. The NIH will process all visitors in vehicles or as pedestrians.

For full visitor information please visit the NIH Visitor Information Page


NIH provides onsite cafeterias to purchase meals in Buildings 10, 12, 31, 35, 38, and 45.

Menus can be found here.

Pre-Ordering Lunch

You could pre-order lunch to make sure you don't have to worry about the lines. To pre-order lunch go to:

You will need the following information:

Date of meeting: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 and Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Building number: Building 45, Natcher Conference Center
Room name or Room number: Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium
Meeting Name: 2018 Research Conference on Sleep and the Health of Women
Delivery time: 11:30 am

DEADLINE for ordering:

Delivery Monday and Tuesday, order the previous Thursday by 4pm
Delivery Wednesday, order by 4pm the previous Friday

Nearby Lodging

Below please find a list of hotels near the meeting location.

Bethesda Marriott, Pooks Hill
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 897-9400

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 822-9200

EVEN Hotel Rockville
1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 881-3836

Hilton Washington/Rockville
1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 468-1100

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Bethesda
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD 20814
Hilton Garden Inn
(301) 654-8111

Doubletree Hotel Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Ave.,
Bethesda, MD 20814-3624
Doubletree Hotel Bethesda
(301) 664-7317

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