The Hydrocephalus Association offers specialized programs and services to support anyone impacted by hydrocephalus at every stage of life. We partner with leading experts in the field to provide the most current, relevant information, programs, and events to help you manage the complexities of this condition.
National Conference: HA CONNECT
Our biennial National Conference on Hydrocephalus, HA CONNECT, is a cornerstone of the organization’s commitment to serving our community. The goal of the conference is to provide tools and connections to address the medical, educational, and social complexities of living with hydrocephalus and to learn from world-renowned medical professionals and researchers.
Local Educational Events
Complementing our National Conference on Hydrocephalus, the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is proud to host Living with Hydrocephalus: Educational Events in select cities across the USA for individuals living with hydrocephalus and their caregivers. In partnership with national and regional medical professionals and institutions, these events are designed to deliver education, support, and networking opportunities for the hydrocephalus community.
We are pleased to offer educational webinars to help you stay informed and current on the latest hydrocephalus news and research. These interactive, free webinars are designed to educate our community on a variety of topics, including normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), research updates, shunt technology, and more.
The Hydrocephalus Association’s Scholarship Program was established in 1994 to provide financial assistance to capable and promising young adults who live with the ongoing challenges and complexities of hydrocephalus. We are proud to offer a total of eleven scholarships annually in the amount of $1000 each. However, the number of awarded scholarships may vary each year depending on available funding.
Summer Camps for Kids
Camp Head Strong was developed by Brainy Camps (a subsidiary of Children's National Health System) in partnership with the Hydrocephalus Association to provide youth with hydrocephalus five days and four nights of summer fun, education, and social connections. Staffed with medical professionals, Camp Head Strong offers a safe environment where kids can have fun while building confidence, independence, and self-esteem.
We host over 40 WALKs to End Hydrocephalus and other community-based events across the country throughout the year. Join us at one of our local events and meet other individuals living with hydrocephalus and their loved ones.