HCSRN 2019
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 Why Attend?


Founded in 1994, the Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) is an innovative consortium of research centers based in community-based health delivery systems.  The HCSRN consists of 18 members (17 based in the US, and one in Israel). Members of the Network share a commitment to rigorous public domain research that addresses critically important questions for improving health and health care


The conference is open to the entire research community including those from member and non-member sites, clinicians, patient-partners, federal and industry partners, and others with an interest in improving health care for all. Our program includes scientific results, health informatics, and insights about conducting research in real-world care delivery settings. Our work has cross-disciplinary appeal for health services researchers, behavioral scientists, epidemiologists, data scientists, among others. Findings from the HCSRN conferences have been published in special supplement issues of Clinical Medicine and Research, and more recently, the Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Review.


Ample networking opportunities and high caliber science blend to create a unique conference experience. At the 2019 Conference, we’ll celebrate 25 years of research that supports better health and health care. We hope you’ll join us. In the meantime, we invite you to learn more about all of the participating members, projects, and HCSRN’s open access resources via the Network’s main website.

2019 HCSRN Conference Committee




Sarah Greene, MPH

Health Care Systems Research Network


Steve Waring


Chun Chao

Kaiser Permanente Southern California



Becky Stametz




Aruna Kamenini

Kaiser Permanente Washington


Brook Williams

Kaiser Permanente Northwest


Jennifer Gander

Kaiser Permanente Georgia

Suma Vupputuri

Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic


John Ogden

Kaiser Permanente Northwest


John Zeber

BS&W Health



Jason Scott

Kaiser Permanente Northwest

Jeanette Bardsley

Kaiser Permanente Northwest





 Schedule at a Glance


 Conference Location



All events and registration for the HCSRN Conference will take place at:


The Hilton Downtown Portland

921 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

503.226.1611  |   Hilton Downtown Portland



Venue & Accommodations


The Hilton Portland Downtown is the official host of the HCSRN Conference, so you'll be just steps away from all the Conference activities!




Hilton Portland Downtown

921 SW 6th Avenue |  Portland, OR 97204-1296

503.226.1611 |  Hilton Portland Downtown



The 25th Annual HCSRN Conference will take place at the Hilton Portland Downtown, Portland. The Hilton Portland Downtown is located in Portland's city center and provides meeting and lodging all under one room. The hotel has well-appointed guest rooms and restaurant/bars to satisfy every appetite. Located in beautiful downtown Portland, the hotel puts you within walking distance to Tom McCall's Waterfront Park, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Powell's Bookstore and many of Portland's most popular attractions and restaurants. 


Discounted accommodation rates are available for HCSRN Conference participants until Friday, March 15, 2019, or until the group block is sold out, whichever occurs first. Please note: the HCSRN Conference group block has sold out in past years, so you are encouraged to make your reservations early.


Room Rates

Traditional Room, Single/Double                         $189, plus applicable taxes



Click here to book your room the online reservations system. Call the Hilton reservations team at 503.226.1611 prior to the reservation deadline and reference the "HCSRN Conference" to book your reservation and receive the group rate.


Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your reservation, do so at least 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation penalty.



Additional Hotel Information





General Information   

  • Check-In Time is 4:00 pm
  • Check-Out Time is 12:00 pm
  • Hotel Amenities include complimentary access to the newly renovated fitness center, in-room dining services from HopCity Tavern and spectacular views of downtown Portland.
  • Business services include an on-site UPS store, office rentals, business phone, printing and secretarial services and audio/visual equipment rental.



Hotel Parking & Ground Transportation 

  • Self-parking is not available. Valet for the hotel is $50.00. 

  • Distance from PDX Airpot to Hote: 10 miles / 30 minutes

  • Blue Star Transportation shuttle services offer pick up and drop off services to and from the conference hotel and PDX airport at regular intervals. Guests will need to coordinate their transportation.  

  • Directions from the PDX Airport to the Hilton Portland Downtown: Take 205 South and exit onto I-84 WEST. At the end of I-84 West, you will reach a junction of I-5 North and go South. Go SOUTH towards Salem (to your left). Immediately follow the City Center signs to cross the Morrison Bridge. Head straight through the traffic light near the end of the bridge onto SW Washington Street, go one block then turn left on 3rd Avenue. Take 3rd Avenue six blocks then turn right onto SW Main Street. Take Main Street for three blocks and then turn right onto 6th Avenue. The doors to the Hilton are on the left.

  • Transportatin estimates:

    • Limousine         $50

    • Super Shuttle   $14

    • Rental Car            $40

    • MAX Rail              $2.50

    • Taxi                       $35



*Photo Credit: Hilton Portland Downtown


Experience Portland

navigate your way around beautiful Portland with this insider's travel guide. These activities are all conveniently located next to the conference venue so you are just steps away from exploring beautiful Portland.



Walking Tours & Day Trips 

See Portland by foot! Portland offers a wide variety of walking tours from cart to historical to beer tours. Most of these are located in the downtown area and is easily accessible from the conference area. The walking tours should be booked in advance. Please find more information on the Travel Portland site for a wide variety of tours and where to book them.   


Eclectic Neighborhoods to Check Out 

Experience your way through Portland like a local. Check out these charming and eclectic neighborhoods and see why we love our city. 

  • Mississippi Avenue - Just five miles from the conference venue, vibrant Mississippi Avenue in North Portland has a culture all its own. With a variety of independent shops, restaurants and breweries, you don't want to miss out on this charming neighborhood.
  • Portland Farmers Market at PSU - Only open on Saturdays, this farmers market at Portland State University is one of a kind with more than 200 vendors from Oregon and Southwest Washington showcasing their local bakeries, handmade goods, meats, cheese and specialty foods. Less than a mile away from the conference venue, grab a coffee at the Nossa Familia stand and take a stroll through the quaint campus and sample good eats! 
  • Hawthorne Street - From second-run movies to coffee shops, this walkable street is filled with vibrant shops that will entertain you from morning til night. Grab a coffee and sit a window seat - Hawthorne street is great for people watching.


Sites and Landmarks

Forest Park 

Just three miles from the conference venue, Forest Park is a majestic city park located on Portland's west side. The 5,200-acre park is one of the largest Urban Forests in the United States with more than 80 miles of trails. Forest Park overlooks Northwest Portland and parts of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. See why it attracts millions of visitors.

Don't forget to check out the Wildwood Trail at Forest Park! The trail connects to the Audubon Society Sanctuary, Pittock Mansion, and Washington Park. 

Multnomah Falls 

This two drop-cascade is Oregon's tallest waterfall. Multnomah Falls is thirty miles from the conference venue but is definitely worth the treck. Many visitors hike up to the Benson Bridge for a photogenic foot crossing. This hike could be muddy depending on the weather so dress appropriately. 



Spring in Portland averages with highs of 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit, and lows in the mid 40-50s. We recommend wearing layered clothing to accommodate the difference in temperature from the indoor Conference venue and bringing a warm jacket for cooler evenings.


Additional Things to Do

Check out the Travel Portland's Visitors' Guide and visit www.travelportland.com for dining, events and other seasonal highlights in Portland.

Photo Credit: Photos taken from travelportland.com


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To contact the HCSRN Conference Planner, please email Conference Solutions at HCSRN@ConferenceSolutionsInc.com or call 503.244.4294 x 1003. 


For registration questions, email HCSRNreg@conferencesolutionsinc.com or call 503.244.4294 x 1006.


The HCSRN 2019 Conference mailing address is:

HCSRN 2019

1033 SE Main Street, Suite 4

Portland, OR 97214