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An Educational Course on Translating Research into Drugs
Presented by the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
February 4-6, 2018 • Washington, DC



The conference will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City located at 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202 – Tel: +17034155000.

The hotel has indoor access to the Metro (Pentagon City stop for the Blue and Yellow lines), just two stops from downtown DC and Reagan National Airport.

Within walking distance of the hotel are over 250 dining and shopping options to include The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City.

Hotel Website

Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City


The rooms feature 400 square feet of space, feather beds to include Frette 400 thread-count Egyptian cotton linen, flat-panel, high definition televisions, in-room gourmet coffee and tea presentations, Asprey bath and body amenities, 24 hour in-room dining and evening turndown.

The discounted ADDF block rate is $199/night plus tax available through January 15, 2018 (please note that block may complete earlier so we recommend reserving rooms at your earliest convenience).

  • To reserve your room online, please use this link.
  • To reserve your room via telephone, please call +1-703-415-5000 and ask for the “Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation” room block discount.

Check-in: 4:00 pm Check-out: 11:00 am

Hotel photo credit: Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City.


Air and Ground Transportation

Air Travel
Washington, DC is accessible by three major airports. Transportation options, approximate travel times, and approximate fares to and from the airports are listed below. Fares are subject to change.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Reagan National Airport is served by 15 commercial airlines and is located 4 miles from the conference venue and 5 miles to downtown Washington, DC. Approximate 10-minute drive the conference or a 9 minute train ride (via the blue/yellow line) .

Washington Dulles International Airport
Dulles is served by 33 commercial airlines and is located 27 miles from the conference venue and downtown Washington, DC. Approximate 35-minute drive to conference venue or downtown Washington, DC. It’s about an hour ride via public transportation (via bus and blue/yellow line)

Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
BWI is served by 12 commercial airlines and is located 37 miles and a 1 hour drive from conference venue.

Ground Transportation

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Metrorail system is available in the downtown area for a base fee of $2.70 and increases by distance traveled. For assistance in locating the Metro stop closest to your desired location, visit Metro’s Trip Planner at www.wmata.com.

Airport Shuttle (SuperShuttle)
SuperShuttle offers transportation to and from the three major airports. Fares will vary according to your final destination. When you arrive at the airport, claim your luggage and visit the SuperShuttle counter in the baggage claim area of your respective airport. Return trips to the airport may be prearranged by calling (800) 258-3826.

There are several companies that provide taxicab service in Washington, DC. Taxicabs are easily accessible at the convention center, major hotels, and other downtown locations and attractions.

The Circulator
The Circulator is a public transit system designed to take riders to the city’s cultural, shopping, dining, and business destinations. At just $1 and with buses arriving every 10 minutes, the Circulator provides daily bus service throughout Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.dccirculator.com.

$39 per day
Daily valet parking rates: 0-5 Hours: $19.00; 5-7 Hours: $25.00; 7+ Hours: $36.00.