Travel Guide
for the 14th International Conference on Hyaluronan.

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Travel By Air

The closest airport is Portland International Airport (PDX), which is a twenty-minute drive from downtown Portland. There are no hotel shuttles available to the Hilton. Rental cars, taxis, and ride services are available just outside the arrivals level. The Trimet Max/Light Rail can be found on the main level, at the south end of the ticket lobby beyond the Starbucks. The Red Line services PDX, and trains depart every 15 minutes. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the hotel (get off at the Pioneer Square North stop, then walk 3 minutes to the hotel). The cost for using Max is $2.50 and tickets can be purchased at the PDX station.

Hotel and Conference Center

Hilton Portland Downtown (921 SW 6th Avenue)

The meeting will be held at the Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel.  Rooms with discounted group rates will be available for attendees. Contact the Hilton at +1 503-226-1611 (or through the link below) BEFORE MAY 1, 2023, for reservations and indicate that you are with the ISHAS Conference for a discounted group rate.

PLEASE NOTE: ISHAS’s agreement with the Hilton requires a minimum number of room bookings to avoid financial penalties to ISHAS. We sincerely hope that you will help us to make the meeting a success. If you have challenges with booking, please use the form below and choose “Event Questions“.

Things to Do

June is a great time to visit Oregon. Not far from the hotel, you can walk or catch a bus to Washington Park, where you can stroll through the International Rose Test Garden, which has over 10,000 individual rose bushes representing over 610 different rose varieties.

While there, you can also visit the Oregon Zoo, the World Forestry Center, and the Hoyt Arboretum, which features 190 ridge-top acres and 12 miles of hiking trails with 2,300 species of trees and shrubs from six continents. Washington Park is also home to the famous Portland Japanese Garden, encompassing 12 acres with eight separate garden styles, and includes an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways, and a spectacular view of Mt. Hood.

If you prefer indoor activities, the hotel is a short walk from the Portland Art Museum, the Oregon Historical Society Museum, and the world-famous Powell’s Books (the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world).

Downtown Portland also hosts many world-class restaurants, food carts, bars, and music venues.


Registration Notes

* Trainees may pay dues for both 2022 and 2023 if they register before Wednesday February 28, 2023 and will receive the discount for trainee members. Please note: online applications will have to be made for ISHAS Trainee Membership by Saturday December 31, 2022

**Late registrants will not be eligible to attend the conference dinner cruise


No refunds will be available following registration for the meeting. The Conference Dinner Cruise takes place on June 7, 2023 between 7:00 and 9:30 pm, with boarding starting at 6:30 pm. You will enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise along the Willamette River aboard the Portland Spirit with a full dinner, including dessert and beverage service.


Up to 10 travel awards of $500.00 will be available.

Please see the travel awards page for more information.


Wearing masks will be optional inside all meeting rooms.


Children accompanied by a parent will be allowed to be present in the meeting rooms. The HA 2023 program committee however reserves the right to request that a child is removed from the room if their presence or behavior is disrupting the program or endangering the health or safety of others. Cruise tickets for children will be discounted. Please contact Larry Sherman (

Do you have questions related to the event? Use the contact form below.