2014 Conference Update – NPH Track Highlights

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Hydrocephalus Association National Conference on HydrocephalusBy Jennifer Bechard Johnson, Education Manager

There is something for everyone at our 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus. We are happy to announce that this year’s conference will have a special track of programming dedicated to meeting the needs of the normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) population. Here is a preview of what our conference has to offer you.

Session: Ask the Expert – Adults and their families Affected by Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)
Attendees will learn about the history, signs, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment of NPH. Ample time will be given for question and answer.
Co-presenter: Michael A. Williams, M.D., Medical Director, The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Co-presenter: Marvin Bergsneider, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery and a faculty member of the UCLA Biomedical Engineering Program.

Session: If it’s not NPH What is it? Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and What else?
Presenter: Michael A. Williams, M.D. , Medical Director, The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Session: NPH- When the Shunt no Longer Works
Attendees will learn about what happens if the NPH symptoms return, including diagnostic evaluation and management options.
Presenter: Mark Hamilton, MDCM, FRCSC, FAANS, Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Calgary and the Director of the University of Calgary Adult Hydrocephalus Program.

… and many more plenary, breakout, and general sessions. Join us at conference!

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