6th International Symposium on NBIA & Related Disorders

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Friday, April 7th- Saturday, April 8th, 2017



Register for the symposium here.

Early Registration – prior to January 1, 2017

Academic/Non-Profit/Government        $415.00
Industry                                                              $2,500.00
Invited speakers                                             $0.00
Invited speakers will be given a coupon code that will cover their registration cost.

Late Registration – After December 31, 2016

Academic/Non-Profit/Government         $515.00
Industry                                                               $3,000.00
Invited speakers                                              $0.00

Registration covers access to all presentations and poster sessions, welcome reception on Thursday, April 6, continental breakfast, buffet lunches and dinners on April 7 and 8, and break refreshments throughout the meeting. 


A preliminary agenda for the symposium is now available. 
*Please note the agenda is subject to change.

Travel Information

Attendees are required to make their own travel arrangements. 

Arriving by air: Fly into Portland, OR, International airport (Airport code PDX). As the conference will be all day Friday and Saturday April 7 and 8 we encourage participants to arrive on April 6.   

Lodging: Lodging will be at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA, approximately 45 minutes from Portland Airport. Conference attendees should contact Skamania directly to book rooms. A conference rate of $179.00 + 9.7% tax and $22.00 lodge fee is has been secured for the nights of April 6-8. Up to two nights pre and post conference can be reserved at the group rate on a space available basis.

Reservations may be made online here or by calling Skamania Lodge at 844-432-4748 and providing group code 1Y018R.

The deadline for hotel reservations is February 1, 2017. We cannot guarantee availability or price after this date.

Ground Transportation

The trip to Skamania from Portland International Airport is approximately a one hour drive through the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. The Symposium will offer shuttle service to and from PDX at the following times:

April 6 – PDX to Skamania Lodge

  • 1:00pm
  • 4:00pm
  • 7:00pm

April 9 – Skamania Lodge to PDX

  • 4:00am
  • 10:00am

If you plan on using one of these shuttles please complete this brief travel survey so that we can estimate the number of vehicles needed at each time.  Upon arrival, look for our airport greeter in the baggage claim area of the airport.  She will direct guests to shuttles at the times indicated above. 

Note for TIRCON, DMSB and NBIA Alliance members:  Ground transportation for TIRCON and DMSB members is coordinated by Silvia Papini, silvia.papini@doc-events.com.  Please send travel information directly to Silvia if you have not done so already. 

Ground transportation for NBIA Alliance members is coordinated by Patricia Wood.  If you have not already done so please send contact her at pwood@NBIAdisorders.org.
Guests not using Symposium provided shuttles are responsible for making their own ground transportation arrangements. 


The Symposium welcomes Late Breaking abstracts for a special session on April 8, 2017. Only work of the highest impact and completed after January will be accepted. Submissions must be received by March 17, 2017.

Those wishing to submit an abstract please fill out the abstract form and e-mail directly to the NBIA Symposium, nbia2017@ohsu.edu. Participants will be notified of acceptance shortly after March 17, 2017.

Early Career Investigator Travel Awards

A limited number of travel awards are available to help Early Career Investigators attend the meeting. Travel awards for Early Career Investigators will be determined based on merit of work presented in an abstract. 

Definition of Early Career Investigator: A full-time graduate student for the Ph.D. (D.Phil), M.D. or regional equivalent, a post-doctoral fellow, or new investigator within seven years of beginning their first faculty or staff scientist appointment. Minimum award amount for North America-based investigators will be $750. Minimum award amount for investigators working outside North America will be $1500.

Early Career Investigators will be notified of award in January, 2017. Recipients will be acknowledged during the symposium and awards will be issued after the meeting

To apply for an Early Career Investigator travel award please fill out this form and return it along with the abstract form BEFORE JANUARY 16, 2017 to the NBIA Symposium, .

Scientific Organizing Committee

Dr. Susan Hayflick
Oregon Health and Science University, USA

Dr. Manju Kurian
University College London, England

Dr. Ody Sibon
University of Groningen, Netherlands

Ms. Patricia Wood
NBIA Disorders Association, USA

Resized Skamania Lodge
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington, USA

Meeting Highlights Include:

  • Discovery updates on the NBIA disorders
  • Advances in therapeutics for NBIA
  • Poster sessions and round table discussions

    Conference Support

    This meeting is supported by the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Center For Advancing Translational Sciences, the Office of Rare Diseases Research, the Movement Disorders Society, NBIAcure.org, the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, and Oregon Health and Science University