Welcome to Hydrocephalus Society!

Hydrocephalus Society 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.

The annual Hydrocephalus Society Meeting takes place at locations around the world. While we had to cancel the 2020 meeting and conduct the 2021 meeting as an online conference because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to restart face-to-face meetings in Gothenburg, Sweden during September 2022, Hamburg, Germany in 2023, Nagoya, Japan. in 2024, and Toulouse, France in 2025.

Fluids and barriers of the CNS

Hydrocephalus Society has entered into a partnership with BioMed Central’s open access journal Fluids and Barriers of the CNS (FBCNS), in which FBCNS is now an official journal of our Society. The open access publishing model provides articles for free to the general public as well as scientists, clinicians and other healthcare practitioners throughout the world. FBCNS provides a dedicated avenue for the dissemination of research into all molecular, physiological and pharmacological aspects of brain fluids and barrier systems and their role in neurological disorders.

Members are eligible for a 15% discount on the article-processing charge when publishing with FBCNS and should log into the society’s members area to obtain the reference code to use at submission.