2020 Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium Meeting

March 12-13, 2020

Hilton Portland Downtown, 921 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Skyline of Portland at night

Please join us for the 26th Annual Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium Meeting, organized in collaboration with the International Brain-Barriers Society (IBBS)"Cultivating the Next Generation of Translational Scientists"  

2020 Meeting Highlights:

  • Sessions on Immunotherapy and Drug Delivery across the Barriers of the CNS
  • Poster Session and networking opportunities
  • Travel Scholarship Awards for selected graduate students, medical students, and junior researchers
  • Informal discussions about emerging preclinical research and multi-center clinical research protocols
  • Funding Opportunities Roundtable featuring representatives from the NIH and other sources
  • Mentoring Sessions with leading experts in the field

2020 Annual BBB Meeting Registration

Registration fees:

Standard Registration $250
Discounted Registration (IBBS Member) $175
Student Registration (undergraduate, medical student, post-doc, or resident) $100
Guest Speaker Registration (you will be notified if you may use this option) $0

Registration deadline: March 2, 2020

The registration fee includes all group meals during the meeting at the Hilton Portland Downtown. Please indicate on the online registration form which meals you will be attending so that we may have accurate meal counts.


After you complete the online form, you will be linked to a secure site and your payment information will be requested. Please note the Privacy, Refund, and Security policies.

You may pay with a credit card through PayPal or send a check payable to "OHSU Foundation" to:

OHSU Blood-Brain Barrier Program
Attention:  Heather Leon
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, L603
Portland, OR  97239-3098

Assistance with Registration

For help with the online registration process, please contact Heather Leon at 503-494-5626.

Click here for the preliminary 26th Annual Blood-Brain Barrier Meeting Scientific Program. 

We are in the process of confirming speakers and times.  Please check back often for updates.                              

Room Reservations

A block of guest rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Portland Downtown for meeting speakers and attendees. Please phone Hilton at 1-800-HILTONS to make your room reservations. Be sure to mention that you are with the OHSU Blood-Brain Barrier Meeting and mention the group code BBB to obtain our special guest room rate ($179/night). Or you may book your room online by visiting the Hilton Portland Downtown website, clicking on "add special rate codes" and entering Group Code BBB.

** Please make your guest room reservations as soon as possible, as the number of guest rooms in our block is limited, and the discounted rate will only be offered until February 22, 2020.


The Hilton Portland Downtown is located in downtown Portland, Oregon, approximately 13 miles west of Portland International Airport (PDX). PDX serves numerous airlines including United, American, and Alaska.

Ground Transportation


The Hilton Portland Downtown is one block south of the Pioneer Courthouse Square MAX stop, which is serviced by the MAX Red and Blue lines.  The Red MAX line also services the airport.

There are also many bus lines that service downtown Portland. Plan your TriMet trip here.

Direction from the Portland International Airport

Map and directions
Approximate driving time from PDX Airport:  25-30 minutes


Valet parking is available at the Hilton. Daily self parking is available for $12-$13/day at these nearby lots:
Lot #212: 1000 SW Broadway
Metropolitan Garage - Lot #47: 515 SW Salmon
Jackson Tower Building - Lot #59: 630 SW Yamhill
SmartPark: 730 SW 10th Ave
SmartPark - 4th & Yamhill: 818 SW 4th Ave

Questions? Please contact Heather Leon