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The National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS) 2015 will be held on May 19, 20, & 21, 2015 in Kingwood, West Virginia at the Camp Dawson Training Center. Nestled in the hills of North Central West Virginia, Camp Dawson lies within close proximity of 50% of the nation’s population, and offers a unique and serene setting for our meeting.

Meeting Facilities (Robert C. Byrd Conference Center)

Camp Dawson Auditorium

Dining/Recreation

Camp Dawson has a dining facility, a restaurant (Liberty Restaurant), and a lounge (Liberty Lounge). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at the dining hall and restaurant; light foods sandwiches, beer and wine are available at the lounge. There is also a Post Exchange where you purchase sundries and souvenirs.

Recreational facilities onsite include an Olympic-size pool, an outdoor volleyball area, a fitness center, and paddle boats, canoes and bicycles (for rent).

Included in your registration packet will be a map of the facility, showing the conference center, rooms, and dining and recreational facilities, and information on hours of operation for dining and recreational facilities.

Directions

Camp Dawson mailing address: 1001 Army Road; Kingwood, WV 26537-1092; (304) 791-4301

NOTE: The Morgantown Municipal Airport is a small airport that only offers 3 round-trip flights to Dulles International Airport on weekdays (fewer flights are available on weekends). Additionally, the onsite airport rental car companies, Avis and Hertz, have limited business hours each day. If you are planning on traveling to NOIRS via the Morgantown Municipal Airport, we strongly encourage you to visit the airport website for details.

Camp Dawson has provided detailed directions from I-68 (the closest highway). In case your GPS fails, we suggest that you print these out before you leave, along with any complete driving directions you download from the internet. The directions below may also be used.

From the Pittsburgh airport (about 2 hours driving time):
From the airport, take I-376 East toward I-79/Pittsburgh.
At Exit 64A, take I-79 South toward Washington PA.
At Washington PA, I-79 merges with I-70; take I-70 East.
At Exit 21/Morgantown, return to I-79 South and continue into West Virginia.
At Exit 148, take I-68 East toward Cumberland.
At Exit 23, take WV 26 toward Bruceton Mills.
Follow Rt 26 South to the community of Albright. You will begin seeing signs for Camp Dawson.
Make a left onto St. Joe’s Road and go approximately 3 miles.
Turn right onto Country Club Road until you reach Camp Dawson.

From the Washington DC area (about 3 ½ hours driving time):
From the I-495 Beltway, take I-270 North toward Maryland.
At Exit 32, take I-70 West.
At Exit 1A (on the left), take I-68 West into West Virginia.
At Exit 23, take WV 26 toward Bruceton Mills.
Follow Rt 26 South to the community of Albright. You will begin seeing signs for Camp Dawson.
Make a left onto St. Joe’s Road and go approximately 3 miles.
Turn right onto Country Club Road until you reach Camp Dawson.

From Morgantown WV (about 50 minutes driving time):
Take I-68 East toward Cumberland.
At Exit 23, take WV 26 toward Bruceton Mills.
Follow Rt 26 South to the community of Albright. You will begin seeing signs for Camp Dawson.
Make a left onto St. Joe’s Road and go approximately 3 miles.
Turn right onto Country Club Road until you reach Camp Dawson.

Preston County Information

Please visit the Preston County web site and Tour Preston for more information on Kingwood and the surrounding area, including hotels, activities, events, festivals, transportation, sports, restaurants, cultural attractions, shops and more. Information on the golf course next to Camp Dawson can be found at Preston Country Club. Mention of any company or product does not constitute endorsement by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

 

 
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