September 16-18, 2024
Natcher Conference Center, NIH
Bethesda MD

September 15, 2024
The Bethesdan Hotel

Main Conference Agenda

SASS2024 Agenda:

SASS-y Agenda:

Registration Form

Register to SASS2024:

Submit SASS2024 registration fee: 

Poster Presentations

All SASS attendees are strongly encouraged to present posters. This will be by far the best opportunity to highlight your work and connect with other SASS participants. Six proffered posters will be chosen for platform presentations on SASS Days 1 and 2. 

Early career attendees who present a poster and attend SASS-y will receive Young Investigator Travel Awards to defray travel/lodging costs.

Our fabulous SASS2023 group!

Young Investigator Travel Awards

YIA cover travel and lodging expenses for all early career attendees, including doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and faculty within first five years of independent appointment. YIA recipients participate in the SASS-y meeting and dinner on Sunday Sept 15 and do either platform or poster presentations at SASS. YIA will be dispersed in the form of reimbursements following the conference.

If you have any questions, please reach out to SASS coordinator Macy Kasbo at



  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA): 12 miles/ 20 km to Bethesda
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD): 27 miles/ 44 km to Bethesda
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI): 36 miles/ 57 km


Metrorail‘s fares ($2-$6) can be purchased online (SmarTrip App or Mobile Wallet) or at rail stations

The Bethesdan Hotel: Take the Red Line to Bethesda Metro Station
NIH Campus: Red Line to Medical Center Station
Ronald Reagan National Airport to Bethesda: Yellow Line with transfer to Red Line
Dulles International Airport to Bethesda: Silver Line with transfer to Red Line


Kindly note that parking is very limited on NIH campus. Visitors are highly recommended to park in MLP-11 garage (off-campus/ no inspection required) for $12/day. Visitors may also proceed to Building 66A (Gateway Inspection Station) and park on main campus.

Parking is also available at the Bethesdan Hotel for $35/day or $20/night

Staying in Bethesda, MD

The Bethesdan Hotel by Hilton
8120 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
0.6 miles to Natcher (easy walk, shuttle available)

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
7400 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
1.1 miles to Natcher (shuttle available)

Hilton Garden Inn
7301 Waverly St, Bethesda, MD 20814
1.3 miles to Natcher

The SASS2024 HQ hotel is the Bethesdan Hotel. Reservations must be made no later than August 15, 2024 using the following link:

Entering NIH campus

Please find below walking directions from The Bethesdan Hotel to Natcher Conference Center

Please have a valid ID to enter NIH campus

SASS 2024 primary location: Natcher Conference Center E1/E2 at 45 Center Drive

To access Natcher, enter NIH campus through the Gateway Center (Building 66A) for security check. You will be asked for one form of identification (government issued photo ID-driver’s license, passport, green card) at security. You will go through security check every time you enter NIH campus.

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