The ISHCSF was inaugurated in September 2008 and registered as a nonprofit organization in December of the same year. From the beginning, its mission has been to advance the art and science of the field of clinical care and research in hydrocephalus and CSF disorders, and thereby promote the best possible care for patients with these disorders. You are encouraged to join the Society to promote international exchanges, worldwide representation, and stimulating research and debate.With the success of our meetings in Goteburg, Sweden, in 2006, Hannover, Germany, in 2008, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, in 2009, Crete, Greece, in 2010, Copenhagen, Danmark in 2011, Kyoto Japan in 2012 and Athens 2013.
The ISHCSF convened in the beautiful city of Bristol on September 6-8, 2014. The Scientific Committee was lead by Dr. Richard Edwards. The Board decided to hire a permanent Secretariat to tend to the growing membership.
Between the 17 and 21 of September 2015, Western Canada was the chosen site of the annual meeting. The pre-meeting symposium was held at University of Calgary. The meeting itself took place in Banff. The scientific discussions were held at the gorgeous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
We now eagerly await our next meeting, scheduled to be held in Cartagena, Colombia in October 2016.
Currently in the planning stages, the 2016 congress will continue the great success of the previous meetings. Again, the world's leading researchers in the areas of hydrocephalus and CSF disorders will be actively involved in its preparation, and specialists who are significantly contributing to the progress of the field will be invited to address the assembly. We would be happy to welcome YOU in Cartagena and to hear your ideas and suggestions for the meeting.
Laurence D. Watkins, M.D.
President of the Society
Victor Horsley Department of Neurosurgery
Daniele Rigamonti, M.D.
President Elect of the Society
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Mark Hamilton MDCM, FRCSC, FAANS
Secretary - Treasurer of the Society
Professor of Neurosurgery
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
University of Calgary