International Society
of Nurses in Genetics

Dedicated to fostering the scientific and professional growth of nurses in human genetics and genomics worldwide.


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2017 ISONG World Congress

We are delighted to announce that the 2017 ISONG World Congress on Nursing and Genomics will be held in Reston, Virginia USA. 

Reston, Virginia is conveniently located approximately 35 minutes outside of Washington D.C.  This allows for an ideal starting point for exploring Washington DC and fascinating Virginia, as well. Discover history, enjoy shows at Wolf Trap or Patriot Center, tour the wine country, shop, or wander through the newest Smithsonian Museum, The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

The hotel is located in Reston Town Center. Reston Town Center is a lovely community destination, offering an acclaimed outdoor venue, more than 50 shops, 35 restaurants and an 11-screen cinema all within walking distance of the hotel. The center’s hub features the 20-foot Mercury Fountain designed by the sculptor Saint Clair Cemin and the Pavilion hosts festivals throughout the year. Reston Town Center is home to The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Taste of Reston. From the hotel, guests can access the Old Dominion Trails by walking across the street from the hotel.

The Udvar-Hazy Center is the companion facility to the Smithsonian Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC and lists some of the World’s most significant objects in aviation and space history. Its’ two huge hangars —display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the Space ShuttleDiscovery. The Center also offers the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower, which gives you a 360-degree bird's-eye view of Washington Dulles International Airport and the surrounding area (approximately 9 miles/15 minutes to/from the hotel and taxi cost is about $20.)

*Fairfax County and Mt. Vernon
While you're visiting the National Capital Region you'll have the opportunity to spend some time at world-famous shopping destinations, educate yourself about Fairfax County's role in defining the history of America, or enjoy some of the finest arts and cultural attractions in the nation.

Explore thousands of acres of beautifully maintained parkland, and the nearby Washington, DC attractions. Visit for tourist information on the county and information on Mt Vernon.

*Outlet Mall in Leesburg
Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets is located 17 miles west of Dulles International Airport and 35 miles from Washington, D.C. Shop more than 110 designers and name-brand outlet stores including Armani Outlet, Burberry, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Nike and Polo Ralph Lauren.Leesburg is located in the heart of Virginia's scenic Loudoun County (about 15 miles/30 minutes from hotel.)

*Loudoun County
Visit the Virginia wine country with over 40 local wineries and tasting rooms, experience the civil war in a day or enjoy the day by shopping! (About 20 miles/40 minutes from hotel.)

(*These options are best if driving or renting a car.)

SilverLine Metro (Weihle-Reston East stop) with direct access into downtown Washington DC/National Mall. The subway located about two miles from the hotel (but not walkable,) take a Metro bus that runs every 20 minutes from a location 1 block behind the hotel or taxi/uber for about $10 one-way.

Old Dominion Trails
Often called the skinniest park in Virginia, Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Railroad Regional Park is a paved trail between Shirlington and Purcellville, Virginia. Run, cycle or skate the 45-mile route along the former roadbed of the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad, which runs through the urban heartland and into the Virginia countryside. Equestrians can ride the adjacent 32-mile gravel horse trail. The W&OD trail has multiple parking areas, enabling you to jump on and off the trail at various points. From the hotel, guests can access the trail by walking across the street behind the hotel.


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