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Hydrocephalus Society Global Webinar Series on iNPH: Coming next: Part 6 – Outcome – 26 Feb 2022, 11.00 AM CET

We invite you to register for Part 6 of the Hydrocephalus Society Global Webinar Series on iNPH & Surgical Techniques for young Neurosurgeons which will take place on 26 February 2022, 11.00 AM CET!

The topic of the 6th Webinar is: Outcome

For this 6th part of the series, you will enjoy 3 very interesting lectures:

  1. Outcome – short and long term by Kerstin Andren
  2. Costeffectiveness of NPH treatment by Carsten Wikkelso
  3. How to raise awareness of NPH by Mark Hamilton

Also remember that The Hydrocephalus Society Global Webinar Series on iNPH 2021-2022 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 1 European CME credit per webinar.


Hydrocephalus 2022 Registration is open

Hydrocephalus 2022 Registration is open

You can now register for the Hydrocephalus Meeting 2022 and benefit from the early rates!

2022 marks the year for our return to physical Meetings and we are truly excited to invite you to join us for the 14th Annual Meeting of the Hydrocephalus Society, in Gothenburg, Sweden, between 9-12 September 2022.

Invited lectures by top-scientists of the Hydrocephalus and CSF Global Community, more than 120 original research abstracts presentations, global networking, our highlight Young Investigators Awards, are only some of what you will get by registering for the Meeting!


Hydrocephalus 2022 Call for Abstracts!

We are delighted to launch the call for abstracts for the upcoming Hydrocephalus 2022 Annual Meeting, to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, between 9-12 September 2022, IN-PERSON!

The International Organizing Committee of the Meeting welcomes the submission of original contributions on the Progress and Controversies in Hydrocephalus.

We are also pleased to announce that this year’s Young Investigators Awards will be more than ever! We have increased the number of awards AND the prizes for the winners, and we very much look forward to receiving ground-breaking research from our young scientists.

Consult the updated Thematic Topics and submit your abstract until 2 May 2022!

We kept the best for last: Presenting your abstract at Hydrocephalus 2022 also gives you the option to publish it to the highly acclaimed Journal “Fluids and Barriers of the CNS”, with 2-year impact factor 7.662!


Hydrocephalus Society Global Webinar Series on iNPH 2021-2022

Hydrocephalus Society Global Webinar Series on iNPH 2021-2022

A year ago we thought the Covid 19 pandemic would be over soon, unfortunately we are still fighting new waves and no clear end is in sight. That is also the reason why we will continue with conferences and education online. Online meetings have advantages (no travelling, cheaper participation) but disadvantages (more difficult discussions, lacking personal contacts) as well.

Respecting the pandemic situation and the restrictions for travelling we are going to continue the successful webinar on NPH of last year with an additional series on surgical techniques of hydrocephalus shunts and ETV for young neurosurgeons. Nevertheless, we are looking very much forward to a physical meeting next year in Gothenburg, Sweden, Sept. 9-12, 2022.

The new Hydrocephalus Society Global Webinar Series 2021/2022 on NPH and Surgical Techniques for Young Neurosurgeons will consist of ten 60-minute webinars occurring once or twice per month between November 2021 and Mai 2022. The timing of the webinars varies to allow a rotation between favorable European, Asian, and American time zones.

These webinars will draw on the clinical, surgical, and scientific expertise of experts in the field of NPH. It will be provided free of charge for members of the Hydrocephalus Society and for 10 Euros / webinar for non-members. Read more and register

Hydrocephalus Meeting 2022 in Gothenburg, Sweden!

Hydrocephalus Meeting 2022 in Gothenburg, Sweden!

We are delighted to announce the Hydrocephalus 2022 Annual Meeting, to take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, between 9-12 September 2022.

Since 2019, we have not been able to meet in person and the interest in attending a physical meeting to share hydrocephalus research, network and socialize is greater than ever. This year, we really want to satisfy every need in this regard!

We have prepared a program that covers the new developments in many exciting areas of adult and paediatric hydrocephalus such as diagnosis and treatment, clinical symptoms and outcome, disease biomarkers and pathophysiological mechanisms. We welcome clinicians in neurosurgery, neurology, paediatrics, radiology, geriatrics and psychiatry, basic scientists, nurses, therapists, neuropsychologists, patient advocates and others with interest in hydrocephalus. Read more

President’s Address – COVID-19

President’s Address – COVID-19

Dear Hydrocephalus Society Community,
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

In these trying times, we hope you, your family and colleagues are safe. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing immense worldwide hardship with no current ability to accurately estimate a timeline for resolution. We are all being personally challenged with many of us working on the front lines of health care.

The Hydrocephalus Society Executive Committee has been assessing issues relating to our ability to proceed with the September 2020 Hydrocephalus Society Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden.
We have decided that the risk associated with continuing with planned 2020 dates was too high and after reviewing a number of possible alternatives decided it was in the best interests of the Hydrocephalus Society and its members to cancel the 2020 meeting. This was difficult, but, we believe, a necessary decision.

We have rapidly and successfully rescheduled the Gothenburg, Sweden meeting to September 10-13 of 2021. To accomplish this, we consulted with and have experienced tremendous and gracious cooperation from all the organizers of the Gothenburg meeting and the future Nagoya, Japan and Hamburg, Germany meetings to move their events to 2021, 2022 and 2023, respectively.

We sincerely hope our world crisis will have passed with sufficient recovery to permit a successful Hydrocephalus 2021 meeting in Gothenburg, where friends and colleagues will be able to meet, share ideas and where necessary to grieve and also celebrate endurance and survival.

Please, be safe and stay healthy in these difficult times.

Best regards,
On behalf of the Hydrocephalus Society Board
Mark Hamilton, President

Fluids and Barriers of the CNS Travel Bursary Awards, Hydrocephalus2019, Vancouver, Canada

Fluids and Barriers of the CNS Travel Bursary Awards, Hydrocephalus2019, Vancouver, Canada

1st Hydrocephalus Society Young Investigators Award for Best Presentation

Winner: Linda D’Antona

Title of the presentation: “Can we reduce the duration of intracranial pressure monitoring?”

Award: 500,00 € + free registration for Hydrocephalus 2020


 2nd Fluids and Barriers of the CNS Young Investigators Award for Best Presentation

Winner: Nicholas Salterio

Title of the presentation: “Long–term improvement of gait and cognition after primary Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV) in adult obstructive hydrocephalus”

Award: 500,00 €


3rd Fluids and Barriers of the CNS Young Investigators Award for Best Presentation

Winner: Lucas Sass

Title of the presentation: “In vitro model of solute transport in the human cerebrospinal fluid system”

Award: 500,00 €


Fluids and Barriers of the CNS Travel Bursary Awards

FBCNS was proud to award journal-sponsored travel bursaries during Hydrocephalus 2018: annual meeting of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders, Bologna, Italy, October 19-22, 2018.                                                                                                                               

The bursaries were awarded for best oral or poster presentations to:

  • Simon Agerskov, for his talk: The iNPH scale, DESH score, MMSE and MRS: efforts at associations and predictions.
  • Anne Benninghaus, for her talk: Impact of the cranial and spinal compliance on CSF hydrodynamics regarding normal pressure hydrocephalus.
  • Claudia L Craven, for her talk: CSF drainage increases brain parenchymal oxygen tension after subarachnoid haemorrhage.          

About the winners

Simon Agerskov, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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I am a resident in radiology at the Sahlgrenska University hospital, and a PhD-student working in Dr Mats Tullberg’s group at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. My PhD-thesis project is centred on the use of MRI for prediction of postoperative outcome in patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH), using morphological markers as well as perfusion- and diffusion analyses.  

I greatly enjoyed my time at ”Hydrocephalus 2018” in Bologna, and found it to be a great opportunity to learn more about the latest advances in the field as well as to partake in many interesting scientific discussions with colleagues from all over the world. I am very honoured to receive the Fluids and Barriers of the CNS Travel Bursary Award! The recognition it brings to our work in the field acts as great motivation for my continued work with the thesis as well as other future projects. I would like to thank the organizing committee for a great conference and the members of my research group in Gothenburg for their outstanding work and support that made this project.

Anne Benninghaus, Department of Medical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

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My goal is to develop in-vitro and in-silico models of the CSF system to get a profound understanding of its fluid dynamics and to conduct sensitivity analyses regarding Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. To be able to share my results and discuss them in front of an expert audience at the Hydrocephalus Meeting 2018 was exciting and very helpful. The conference venue in Bologna was unique and beautiful. Meeting other researchers of the field and exchanging ideas and hypotheses of the CSF dynamics inspired and motivated me to pursue my work. I am very honored to receive the young investigators award especially as an engineer.

Claudia L Craven, Department of Neurosurgery, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK.

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I am a neurosurgery registrar currently working at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), London. I got to visit the beautiful city of Bologna for the first time at this year’s 2018 Hydrocephalus conference, where I had the best tortellini and ragu of my life. 

I presented our research on The Effect of CSF diversion on Brain Tissue Oxygen Monitoring, work done as part of the Queen Square hydrocephalus research group. Although preliminary results, we find that the interaction between CSF diversion and brain tissue oxygenation is more complex than previously thought. We hypothesise that the exchange between interstitial fluid, blood and CSF at the Virchow Robinson spaces may have a role to play.

Seventeen oral presentations were from members of the Queen’s Square Hydrocephalus research group, reflecting the high levels of commitment, support and dedication within this unique research team and I am very lucky to be part of it. It is a real honour to have our research recognised with a young Investigator award. I am extremely grateful to the Fluids and Barriers of the CNS for sponsoring this prize which will enable me to attend next year’s conference in Vancouver.