Hope Through Research

At MDA, we take a big picture perspective across the full spectrum of neuromuscular diseases to uncover scientific and medical breakthroughs that accelerate treatments and cures. The power in our research approach is that we can often apply learnings from one disease to progress in others to bring urgently-needed answers to our families.

Hotel and Travel

MDA’s 2017 Scientific Conference is being held March 19-22 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The hotel is conveniently located just minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. MDA has negotiated a discounted room rate of $220 per night for single or double occupancy, plus tax (currently 13 percent). Included in the guest room rate is complimentary access to the hotel’s 24-hour fitness center and guest room Internet access. To receive the MDA group rate, all reservations must be made via the 2017 MDA Scientific Conference registration site. You will receive an email from the hotel confirming your reservation. The hotel will not accept call-in or any other online reservations for block rate.

Cancellations/modifications should be made through the link received in your reservation confirmation email received from the Hotel. Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid a penalty charge of one night’s room and tax.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is located approximately two miles from the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. The Hyatt provides its guests with complimentary airport shuttle service to/from DCA, details about which are available on the Hyatt's website.