The Hydrocephalus Association sponsors research conferences and workshops to bring together researchers, clinicians and academics from across multiple disciplines. These conferences are designed to enable collaboration, review current state of hydrocephalus research and identify promising research opportunities that bring us closer to a cure.

Past Research Conference

Research Workshop on CSF Biomarkers



Opportunities in Hydrocephalus Research: Pathways to Better Outcomes

Seattle, WA

June 9-11, 2012

This conference built upon the success of the NIH-sponsored workshops “Hydrocephalus Myths, New Facts and Clear Directions” held in 2005 and “Improving Outcomes in Hydrocephalus: Bridging the Gap between Basic Science and Clinical Management” in 2009. The 2012 conference was unique in important ways. The primary goal of this conference was to collectively identify hydrocephalus research priorities that held early promise for improving patient care. Recognized experts summarized the current state of their field of expertise and provided educated guidance on those areas of research that hold the most promise for early “winnable” achievements in improving patient care. The experts gathered also identified long-term goals that may lead to advanced treatment options or potential cures for hydrocephalus.

To see the conference agenda and presentations, click here.

Hydrocephalus Research Workshops
Baltimore, 2009

In 2009, the Hydrocephalus Association participated in several research workshops that covered complementary areas of research. .Researchers were encouraged to obtain a unique, comprehensive and unparalleled overview and update of hydrocephalus research by attending all 3 conferences.

“Improving Outcomes in Hydrocephalus: Bridging the Gap between Basic Science and Clinical Management”
Baltimore, September 14-15, 2009.

This workshop was made possible by a generous grant from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the NIH and supporting grants from the Hydrocephalus Association and STARS-kids. The primary objective of this workshop was to understand the pathophysiology of hydrocephalus in order to advance clinical applications.

The Hydrocephalus 2009 Conference
September 17-19, 2009.

This conference was designed to bring together a diverse assembly of neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroscientists, physiatrists, neuropsychologists, medical physicists, engineers, trainees, and advocacy group leaders to share their advances and insight in basic and clinical research, diagnosis, treatment, outcomes, and patient advocacy of hydrocephalus and CSF disorders.

The Hydrocephalus 2009 Neuropsychology Pre-Conference
September 16, 2009.
Geared towards neuropsychologists, neurologists, and others with interest and expertise in the neuropsychology of hydrocephalus in children and adults, this pre-conference included lectures to address our existing knowledge and identify key areas for further development.


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