From the President’s Desk

Tanya Kindred

Disability Case Manager
Kaiser Permanente

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Welcome to the DMEC Oregon/Southwest Washington chapter. Through strong support from our local community, chapter sponsors, and chapter board, we are able to provide longer half or full-day meetings quarterly. We invite you to join us for one of our upcoming events!

For questions about the chapter, one of our upcoming events, or opportunities to serve on the board, please contact us at

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Final Meeting

Join us for our final meeting on Oct. 18, 2017 as we close out the DMEC Oregon/Southwest Washington chapter.


Our chapter holds three meetings each year. We hold two quarterly meetings with multiple speakers that run from 7:00 am-12:00 pm. Each fall, we hold a full-day chapter conference from 7:00 am-5:00 pm that includes exhibitor booths.

In 2012, we also began holding informal “Employer ADAAA/FMLA Work Groups”. The three group meetings run from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at Kaiser Permanente Town Hall with a lunch provided (compliments of Kaiser Permanente).


All DMEC chapter meetings qualify for CPDM CEUs. Pick up a CPDM CEU reporting form at the close of each meeting. Any other CEUs provided for the meeting will be listed on the event detail page.

Meeting Location

Our meetings are typically held at:

Kaiser Permanente Town Hall
3704 N. Interstate
Portland, OR 97232


Meeting fees include a meal. Registration fees for our quarterly meetings are typically:

  • DMEC members: $45
  • Nonmembers: $55

*All employees of a DMEC member organization enjoy a variety of benefits, including reduced chapter fees.

Please register online for each event. You can pay by credit card or select the “Pay by Check Onsite” option. If paying by check, please bring a check (or cash) to the meeting for the full registration fee. Checks can be made payable to DMEC.

Substitutions and Cancellations

Substitutions are accepted; however, these must be made by the RSVP date indicated on the event details page. To make a substitution, contact or 800.789.3632, ext. 101.

Cancellation for a refund is required by the RSVP date indicated on the event details page. To request a refund, contact or 800.789.3632, ext. 101.


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Upon request, a receipt is provided at the meeting. Members can download a receipt by logging into their DMEC Account. Select “My Account”, then “Orders”. Select the specific order and print.