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2017 RAMP Users` Group Meeting October 16-20, 2017

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Meeting Information

Host Institution: United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Address: Three White Flint North, 11601 Landsdown Street, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Register for the RAMP Users` Group Meeting and the VARSKIN Technical Meeting, October 16-20, 2017 Washington D.C. Click Here

  • You must be a RAMP member to register. If you are not a RAMP member, click here to submit a membership.

Users’ Group Meeting Full Schedule-at-a-Glance: Click Here

VARSKIN Technical Meeting Agenda: Click Here

Meeting Location: United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Headquarters: Click here for map

User Group Training Materials: Will be available two weeks before the meeting for members.

Tours during RAMP meeting: Click here

Hotel and Travel Information

Visas for the United States: Should you require an additional letter for your visa application, please send an email to ramp@nrc.gov with the message title “Visa Assistance Required – 2017 RAMP Meeting.”

Visa Application Assistance:

Dr. Stephanie Bush-Goddard
Senior Health Physicist
Email: stephanie.bush-goddard@nrc.gov

Dr. Vered Shaffer
Health Physicist
Email: vered.shaffer@nrc.gov

Hotel Block Information:
A block of rooms at a special conference and per diem rate ($231/night plus applicable taxes) has been set aside at the Bethesda North Marriot Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, Maryland. The cutoff date for room reservation at this cost is September 24, 2017. Reservations can be made directly with reservations at 1-301-822-9200 (hotel directly), 1-800-228-9290 (toll free) using a credit card. Guests should identify themselves as part of the US NRC RAMP User Group Meeting 2017 Room Block. You can cancel your reservation for no charge until one day before arrival. The special room rate is valid from Sunday, October 15, 2017 through Saturday, October 21, 2017. The hotel parking rates is $15 per day. Alternatively, both the workshop location and hotel are less than 3 minutes walking distance from the White Flint Metro Station.

Map of Metro: Click Here

Hotel near US NRC: Click Here

Tours Information

During the RAMP Meeting, there are two tours planned:

  • NRC Emergency Response Center
  • National Institutes of Standards and Technology

Click here to view the requirements to request access to the NRC Operations and Emergency Response Center.

Click here to view the requirements to request access to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)*.

Upon registration, you will receive additional guidance on submitting the required information.


operation center
NRC Operations and Emergency Response Center

operation center
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Social Night

Social Night Monday, October 16, 2017 Happy Hour
PALADAR Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, 5pm to 7pm: Click Here

Things to do in North Bethesda, Rockville, and Washington, D.C.:

For information on places to go and things to do in North Bethesda, MD: http://www.americantowns.com/md/northbethesda
For information on places to go and things to do in Rockville, MD: http://www.americantowns.com/md/rockville
For information on places to go and things to do in downtown Washington, DC: http://washington.org, http://visitdc.com

Other Information

In order to participate in any training sessions, you must bring a laptop and have full admin rights to allow for code installations.