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ConferenceWhiteRegistration for our 14th National Conference on Hydrocephalus is OPEN!

The goal of our conference is to provide resources and tools for navigating the medical, educational and social challenges of living with hydrocephalus. The conference is also an opportunity to connect with individuals throughout the community.

Highlights of the conference scheduled for June 16-19th include the 2016 Hydrocephalus Health Care Professional Day, a New Participant Orientation and Luncheon, the keynote address, the Robert Pudenz Lectureship, a hands-on brain anatomy and physiology lab, our ever-popular community connection sessions, and over 80 educational sessions, 15 of which will be repeated. Our conference will open with a Welcome Reception where participants can reunite with old friends and create new connections. Our Dinner Dance and Talent Show brings us together to celebrate our vibrant community.

Who Should Attend?

The National Conference attracts participants from all over the world and is open to people of all ages. Anyone touched by hydrocephalus including those researching the condition, delivering care to those with hydrocephalus, or living with hydrocephalus themselves are invited to join us. Participants will include, but are not limited to, neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuropsychologists and other medical professionals specializing in hydrocephalus, researchers, other organizations, medical industry leaders and staff, and people affected by the condition.

Registration and Financial Aid

Registration is now available online. Staff is diligently working to find new ways to make conference more affordable for our community. Visit our conference website to view our newly reduced conference registration fees and our recent blog: Countdown to Conference: Tips on Making Conference More Affordable.

Limited financial aid is available to cover conference registration fees.  Financial aid is awarded based on need. One to two members in the same household may be eligible for financial aid. To apply, please click here. For questions, please email

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Conference Schedule

The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) staff, the National Conference Medical Chairs and Local Host are vigorously working on putting together an exciting and educational agenda for the conference packed with many informative sessions.  Staff will notify everyone once the preliminary agenda is posted.

Presentations will be offered through a high-level program including plenary sessions, panels, workshops with open discussion, and small round tables to allow for intimate learning opportunities on topics such as diagnosis, treatment, and living with hydrocephalus. Visit our website to view conference highlights and the current schedule at a glance.

Hotel Accommodations

The 14th National Conference on Hydrocephalus will be held at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, 30 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55402. The conference will begin on Thursday, June 16, and conclude on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Visit our website to view the hotel accommodations and transportation information.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

We are grateful to our conference sponsors who generously underwrite a significant portion of the conference, which allows us to keep the registration fees well below the cost to produce the conference. Many of these sponsors will exhibit at the conference and will have models for you to see and touch. We encourage you visit with and learn from them during our extended exhibit times. To learn more how to become a sponsor and partner of the 14th National Conference on Hydrocephalus, please contact Fernanda Brown, Development Manager at

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