Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

46th Annual Convention

Emergency Information


Medical Treatment

Nearest Hospitals
Howard University Hospital

2041 Georgia Ave., Washington, DC 20060

(202) 865-6100

Approximately 1.1 miles from convention center


George Washington University Hospital

900 23rd St. NW, Washington, DC 20037
(202) 715-4000 
Approximately 1.8 miles from convention center


Nearest Walk-in/Non-Emergency Medical Facility
GW Immediate & Primary Care: McPherson Square
1101 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005

(202) 798-0100
Approximately 0.8 miles from convention center


Nearest Drug Store

1117 10th St., Washington, DC 20001

(202) 326-1401

Approximately 0.3 miles from convention center


Nearest 24-Hour Pharmacy


6 Dupont Cir. NW, Washington, DC 20036

(202) 785-1466

Approximately 1.5 miles from convention center


Law Enforcement and Fire Department

Metropolitan Police DC

1620 V St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 673-6815
Approximately 1.5 miles from convention center


DC Fire and EMS

1018 13th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005

(202) 673-3216

Approximately 0.6 miles from convention center


Venue Protocol

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel

Evacuation meeting place: Mount Vernon Square park (1 minute from hotel)

Shelter out of place: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel (3 minutes from hotel)

Shelter in place: Marquis Ballroom (meeting level 2)


Walter E. Washington Convention Center (WEWCC)

Medical Emergency Procedures

Use any WEWCC white house phone or free pay phone to dial 3333 for the public safety command center or call 202-249-3333 on a mobile phone.


Default Evacuations (Fire/Smoke Alarms)

Dial the public safety command center (number above) to report a fire. If there is an actual fire, an alarm will sound, activating voice instructions to leave the building via the nearest emergency exit.


Discretionary Evacuations

In the event of a crisis, WEWCC’s Emergency Response Team may evacuate the building. In such an instance, they will give instructions about what to do and where to go.


Sheltering in Place

In some circumstances, it will be safer for those in the building to remain. If so, be attentive to instructions and, if possible, go to an interior room with few windows. Wait for the “all clear” sign from WEWCC’s Emergency Response Team before attempting to leave the building.


Modifed by Eddie Soh