26th Annual Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium Meeting

RESCHEDULED - our next BBB Meeting is now scheduled for March 11-12, 2021. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

Hilton Portland Downtown, 921 S.W. 6th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Skyline of Portland at night

UPDATE: The 26th Annual Blood-Brain Barrier Meeting is being postponed until March 11-12, 2021 due to safety concerns.

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”

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

2021 Annual BBB Meeting Registration - updates coming soon

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.

Download 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


TriMet provides bus and rail (MAX) public transit services in the Portland area. Use TriMet's Trip Planner.

The Hilton Portland Downtown is one block south of the Pioneer Square South MAX Station (Eastbound), which is serviced by the MAX Red and Blue lines. The MAX Red line also services the airport.

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


Please contact Heather Leon