Please join us for the 2019 WNAR/IMS/JR (Japanese Region) meeting in beautiful Portland, Oregon. The conference, hosted by the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Sunday, June 23 through Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

Portland, Oregon’s largest city, is known for eco-friendliness with high walkability, parks, bridges and bicycle paths. It sits on the Willamette and Columbia rivers with a view of snow-capped Mount Hood. Check out the immediate downtown or venture into the Portland area.

Program highlights include:

·         Short Courses

·         Invited Oral Sessions

·         Contributed Oral Sessions

·         Student Paper Sessions

·         Poster Session

·         New Investigators Lunch

·         Invited Presidential Address + Reception

·         Annual Banquet 

·         Social Mixer 

Please use the links below to submit abstracts. Individual pages contain more information.

You can find details  at the WNAR conference web page

The local organizer is Byung Park (, and the program chair is Meike Niederhausen (  

Register Today 

IBS members from developing countries may apply for a waiver for registration fees, one short course, and banquet fees for the meeting.  To apply for a waiver, please submit a letter to stating your current position, IBS region membership, length of IBS membership, and reason for wanting to attend the meeting.  We note that WNAR does not have funds to pay for travel support. 

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