2019 Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium Meeting

March 7 - 8, 2019

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

Portland OR panorama

2019 Meeting Highlights:  

  • Role of the BBB in Primary and Metastatic Brain Tumors
  • Imaging and Characterization of the Neurovascular Unit
  • The Role of Thiols in Otoprotection and Chemo Enhancement from the Test-tube to FDA Approval
  • The Blood-Brain Barrier in Acute Care Settings
  • Emerging Methodologies and Concepts around CNS Barriers Science
  • Lunchtime Poster Session on March 7th and other poster viewings 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 on neuro-imaging, primary CNS lymphoma, and immunotherapy in CNS tumors
  • Funding Opportunities Roundtable featuring representatives from the NIH, ACS, industry, and other sources
  • A Tribute to Dr. Dick Traystman
  • One-on-One Mentoring Sessions with leading experts in the field


Register now!

2019 Annual BBB Meeting Registration

Registration fees:

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

Registration deadline: March 1, 2019

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.


Final Program - March 7-8, 2019

The final scientific program can be viewed here


Room Reservations


Ground Transportation


The Hilton Downtown Portland 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.

Rental Cars

Here is a complete listing of rental car companies and other ground transportation options available at Portland International Airport

Directions 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

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