Programme at a glance

Monday 16 August 

Arrival day

19:00 – Registration followed by a Welcome reception with dinner

Tuesday 17 August

08:20 – Welcome

08:30 – Start


  • BBB development and acquisition of CNS vascular organotypicity
  • Cellular and molecular architecture of the blood-brain-, blood-retina-, blood-spinal cord- and other barriers of the CNS
  • The BBB “opposite”: the fenestrated vessels of the CNS

Preliminary speakers:

  • Stefan Liebner, Germany
  • Benoit Vanhollebecke, Belgium
  • Peter Carlsson, Sweden
  • Maria Lehtinen, USA
  • Elisabetta Dejana, Italy and Sweden
  • Christer Betsholtz, Sweden


  • Immune surveillance of the CNS
  • Fluid transport in and around the CNS
  • BBB and neurodegenerative diseases
  • BBB models

Preliminary speakers:

  • Annika Keller, Switzerland
  • Karl Alitalo, Finland
  • Katerina Akassoglou, ISA
  • Matthew Campbell, Ireland
  • Berislav V. Zlokovic, USA
  • Rudi Tanzi, USA
  • Li-Huei Tsai, USA
  • Maiken Nedergaard, USA and Denmark

19:00 Conference dinner at Skepparholmen

Wednesday 18 August

08:30 – Start


  • BBB models (continued)
  • Brain tumors and the BBB
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Delivery of tracers, drugs and therapies accross the BBB

Preliminary speakers:

  • Joan Abbott, United Kingdom
  • Edward Neuwelt, USA
  • Timothy Phoenix, USA
  • Viviana Gradinaru, USA
  • Jann Sarkaria, USA
  • Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes, Sweden
  • Stina Syvänen, Sweden
  • Joy Yu Zuchero, USA
  • Per-Ola Freskgård, Sweden

18:15 – Boat trip and gala dinner at Artipelag


Thursday 19 August

Departure day

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Registrations open in April 2021 upon notification by the conference organisers

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