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General Information

Hotel Information

Assistance for Hotel Guests with Special Needs/ADA

The Marriott Downtown Waterfront meets or exceeds all requirements for the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Hotel facilities including, but not limited to, accessible parking, public entrance, registration desk, meeting space, restrooms, dining areas, common areas, swimming pool and sufficient guest rooms are reasonably accessible and usable by persons with special needs.  Braille and tactile signage provided for permanent rooms and spaces.  Service animals are welcome.

Business Center

Full business center available including copy service, fax service, post/parcel and overnight pickup and delivery.


The following company is available for onsite services:

Northwest Nannies

Or Book online:
Visiting families register with NW Nannies for free at Make the request by using the following link:

Individuals interested in using childcare services are responsible for coordinating and paying the agency directly. Arrangements shall not be made through SER but rather directly through the interested parties.  You should give the company a two-week notice before the service is needed.

Internet Access

Guest rooms: Wireless, complimentary to Bonvoy members.
High Speed: Check email + browse the Web Available
Enhanced High Speed: Video chat, download large files + stream video available

Lobby and public areas: Complimentary Wireless.

SER is providing complimentary Internet access in the meeting rooms.  The password will be available at the Registration Desk.  As a Wi-Fi hotspot, complimentary internet access is available throughout the lobby.


On-site parking, fee: 49 USD daily

Transportation Options to and from the Hotel

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon

Hotel is approximately 12 miles from the Portland International Airport.

The hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Other Transportation:

Bus Station:

Greyhound Bus Portland

Subway Station:

MAX Light Rail – Morrison

Train Station:

Amtrak Union Station

SER Information

Alumni Reunions

Thursday evening has been set aside for receptions for faculty, alumni, and students from various universities.  Check the message board for announcements from your university.

Annual SER Member Business Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting is being held on Thursday, June 15, 2023 from 5:30-6:00 pm in Columbia.  Everyone is welcome.

Assistance for Participants

The staff of the Society for Epidemiologic Research is available to provide assistance or information at any time during the meeting.  Questions should be directed to staff members who can be found at the registration desk.


Please wear your SER identification badge to all meetings and functions.  This is the most convenient way to identify one another and aids in the ease for conference organizers to assist you.

Information for Oral Presenters

Please be in the meeting room 15-20 minutes before your presentation.  Each meeting room will be equipped with a screen, an LCD projector and a microphone.  A room monitor will be available in the room if you require assistance.

Message Board

A message board will be located in the Exhibit Hall.  You may use the message board to communicate with other meeting attendees.

SER Membership Information

Questions regarding SER membership should be directed to the registration desk.  For more information about membership, you may go to or contact Courtney Long, before or after the meeting.