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Join the OI Foundation at the one-day Uniting Unbreakable Spirits Regional Conference Program in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, November 11, 2017! The meeting will be held at the Oregon Health & Science University Collaborative Life Sciences Building, located at 2730 S.W. Moody Avenue, Portland, OR 97201.

Meeting Registration

The registration fee for meeting attendees is $35 and includes access to sessions and lunch. Registration for children 12 and under are free, but they must be registered. Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available on the morning of the meeting.

Agenda Overview

8:15am - 9:00am      Registration

9:00am - 12:00pm    Kids Room Open

9:00am - 9:15am     Welcome and Opening Session

9:15am - 10:00am    The Basics of OI- Inheritance Patterns and Types of OI

10:00am - 10:45am  Research Update   

11:00am - 11:45am   Managing OI Orthopedic Issues 

12:00pm - 1:15pm     Lunch/Roundtable Discussions

1:15pm - 4:15pm       Kids Room Open

1:30pm - 2:15pm       Pharmacologic Treatments for OI

2:30pm - 3:15pm       Physical and Occupational Therapy Strategies for Managing OI

3:30pm - 4:15pm       OI Adult Natural History Study Report- More than Bones

4:15pm - 5:00pm       Social Reception


We are thankful to the meeting co-chairs, speakers, and the staff at OHSU for volunteering their time and expertise to make this meeting possible.

Co-Chairs: Eric Orwoll, MD, Oregon Health & Science University

Lindsey Nicol, MD, Oregon Health & Science University

Peter Byers, MD, University of Washington

Charles d'Amato, MD, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland

Amanda Stolz, DPT, Shriners Hospital for Children – Portland

Laura Tosi, MD, Children's National Health System, Washington, DC


Hotel Information
Listed below is information about hotels in the vicinity of the OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building. All hotels on this list are less than one mile from the meeting location. 

Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/RiverPlace
3-star hotel
Modern extended-stay hotel with full kitchens, a pool & a hot tub, plus free WiFi & hot breakfast.
Free Wi-Fi, Free breakfast
Distance: 0.3-0.4 mile 

University Place Hotel & Conference Center
2-star hotel
Casual rooms & suites with free hot breakfast, plus meeting space & a seasonal outdoor pool.
Free Wi-Fi, Free breakfast
Distance: 0.7-0.8 miles 

Travelodge Portland City Center
2-star hotel
Straightforward lodging with free WiFi, continental breakfast & parking, plus a restaurant.
Distance: 0.8 – 1 mile 

Econo Lodge City Center
2-star hotel
Budget downtown hotel on the Portland State University campus with free WiFi & breakfast.
Free Wi-Fi
Distance: 0.8 – 1 mile 

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
4-star hotel
Polished waterfront option with bright rooms & suites, plus meeting space & bistro dining
Distance: 0.8 – 1 mile 

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