FAQ for Conference Attendees
Onsite registration: Please check in downstairs on the Independence Ballroom level of the Grand Hyatt. You can receive your program booklet and confirm your attendance for continuing education credits at the registration desk which will be open at the following times:
Thursday, July 18, 4-7 p.m.
Friday, July 19, 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Continuing education credits: In order to receive continuing education credits, you must visit the conference registration desk upon arrival and fill out an evaluation upon completion of the program. We will also have an online evaluation available after the conference. Physicians, nurses, and dietitians are accredited under this program. If you are outside of these professions, you are welcome to submit the certificate to your accrediting board for its consideration.
How do I get my certificate for continuing education credits? You may turn in a hand-written evaluation at the end of the program or complete an online evaluation.
Speaker presentations: Speaker presentations will be available to participants for printing in advance of the conference. Upon sign-in, all attendees will receive a program booklet and a thumb drive loaded with speaker presentations. PowerPoint presentations will not be printed for attendees.
Are there going to be breakout sessions? The entire program will be in the Independence Ballroom; there are no breakout sessions.
Will there be Q-and-A after each talk? There will be a limited amount of time for questions and answers following each presentation. You will be welcomed to come to the microphone to ask your question as time allows.
Are you recording the program? Yes, the program will be recorded and offered for viewing as individual webinars on PCRM’s continuing education site, NutritionCME.org. These will be available in mid-August, and we will notify all attendees.
Tell me more about the Friday evening reception? The Friday evening reception will begin immediately after the last session on Friday and will take place in the Grand Café. This event provides attendees with the opportunity to network with other attendees. There will be a cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
Saturday morning exercise: All attendees are invited to join renowned nutrition and fitness consultant John Pierre for an indoor brain boot camp on Saturday at 7 a.m. in the Constitution Ballroom. Wear comfortable clothes.
Transportation and parking: For information on getting to the Grand Hyatt Washington from the airport or via car, click here. Parking is available at the hotel or at surrounding lots proximate to the hotel, click here for the details.
Meals: Included in your registration are two breakfasts and two lunches. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions you might have as soon as possible. Dinner is on your own; suggestions will be provided in your program packet.
Breaks: Please see the program schedule for scheduled breaks; there are two 15 minute breaks in addition to lunch.
What are the best options for dining out in Washington, D.C.? Included in your program booklet will be a list of restaurants to consider for dining out. The hotel restaurant, Cure Bar & Bistro, will also feature brain-boosting, plant-based meal options. For directions or reservations to local dining options, contact the Grand Hyatt hotel concierge.
What is the closest airport to the program? The closest airport to the conference is Ronald Reagan National Airport located in Arlington, Va. Other area airports include Dulles International and Baltimore Washington International.
How do I get from the hotel to the airport or Amtrak station? From National Airport, you can take the DC Metro Rail Blue Line to Metro Center station. Follow the 11th Street exit to the lobby of Grand Hyatt Washington hotel. Cost is about $3.50, per person, one-way depending on the time you ride. From Union Station Amtrak Station, you can take the DC Metro Rail Red Line to Metro Center and follow the 11th Street exit to the lobby of the hotel as stated above. Here are other options.
What is PCRM? Can I join? The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is one of the sponsors of the International Conference on Nutrition and the Brain and is a nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C. With more than 150,000 members, including 10,000 physicians, and many more health care professionals, we work to promote preventive medicine through good nutrition and encourage higher standards in ethics and effectiveness in research. Become a member and lend your voice to this health care revolution. To join PCRM as a member during the conference, please visit our literature and membership table, and for $20, you will receive a special PCRM Member conference ribbon, a membership certificate suitable for framing, subscription to our quarterly magazine, Good Medicine, breaking medical news alerts, and invitations to special events in your area. Contributions are tax-deductible. You can also visit us online at PCRM.org to learn more about PCRM and become a member.