Pediatric Neurosurgery

Meet our Conference Team!

HA is pleased to announce some of the brightest minds in the field who are generously offering their time, expertise and talent in planning the 15th National Conference on Hydrocephalus

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Book Your Hotel for Conference!

Housing is open for the National Conference on Hydrocephalus which will take place on June 28-30, 2018 at the Renaissance Newport Beach in Orange County, California. Book your hotel!

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Dan Kricke, living with hydrocephalus

Aging Out of Pediatric Care: A Cautionary Tale

Four. That is how many different hospitals I visited trying to transition from a pediatric to an adult neurosurgery program in the midst of a shunt malfunction.

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Meet the Medical Chairs of our 14th National Conference on Hydrocephalus!

We are honored to have Dr. Marion Walker and Dr. Michael A. Williams chair our 14th National Conference on Hydrocephalus.

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National Hydrocephalus Conference

Countdown to Conference: Tips on making it affordable!

The National Conference on Hydrocephalus takes place June 16 – 19th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Join us! Here are tips to help make it affordable.

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Hydrocephalus Surgery Team Haiti

Mixed Emotions: Heartbreak

Jamie Wright, Houston Community Network leader, went to Haiti with a pediatric neurosurgery team from Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. This is her experience.

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Hydrocephalus in Haiti

Mixed Emotions: Joy

Jamie Wright, Houston Community Network leader, went to Haiti with a pediatric neurosurgery team from Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. This is her experience.

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Hydrocephalus Patient Conference

MINNEAPOLIS: We are on our way! 2016 Hydrocephalus Conference

SAVE THE DATE: The 14th National Conference on Hydrocephalus will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 16-19, 2016! Our patient-centered conferences empower all of us to understand, seek out and put into place the care, programs and services that will meet our needs now and well into the future.

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Busy Haiti Street

Mixed Emotions: Nerves

Jamie Wright, Houston Community Network leader, went to Haiti with a pediatric neurosurgery team from Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. This is her experience.

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Hydrocephalus Research Webinar

Upcoming Webinar: The Next Generation of Hydrocephalus Researchers Part II

Next webinar: Optimizing the timing of interventions in neonatal hydrocephalus and new research on how brain cells react and recover under pressure.

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Dr. John R. Kestle and Dawn Mancuso

HA Board Member Receives Distinguished Award in Neuroscience

Dr. John R.W. Kestle is awarded the Robert H. Pudenz Award for Excellence in CSF Physiology by Medtronic

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Hydrocephalus Research Webinar Recording Available

Hydrocephalus Treatment Part I Webinar NOW AVAILABLE

The Hydrocephalus Association’s webinar, Hydrocephalus Treatment Part I, is available online! Dr. Riva-Cambrin discusses the alternative treatments to shunting.

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Busy Haiti Street

Mixed Emotions: My Experiences in Haiti

Jamie journals her recent trip to Haiti as part of a pediatric neurosurgical team through the lens of 5 emotions that defined her experience. Join her journey!

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Upcoming Webinar: The Next Generation of Hydrocephalus Researchers

Join us for our next webinar on the latest hydrocephalus research with two former HA-sponsored Mentored Young Investigators.

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Upcoming Webinar: Hydrocephalus Treatment Part I

In the next webinar hosted by the Hydrocephalus Association, Dr. Riva-Cambrin will provide a general overview of ETV and ETV/CPC.

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Dr. Marion Walker, neurosurgeon

Dr. Marion “Jack” Walker Honored for his Contributions to Pediatric Neurosurgery

The AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery awards Dr. Marion L. Walker the 2014 Franc D. Ingraham Award for Distinguished Service and Achievement.

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Hydrocephalus Research Webinar

Upcoming Webinar: Hope in Progress

Tune in to the Hydrocephalus Association’s next webinar to hear the latest on hydrocephalus research, AHCRN, and HA funded research.

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NEW Hydrocephalus Education Day

The Hydrocephalus Association in partnership with NYU Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery announce a one day Hydrocephalus Education workshop in NEW YORK!

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National Hydrocephalus Conference 2014

2014 Conference – Adult Track Highlights

The Hydrocephalus Association’s National Conference on Hydrocephalus offers adult attendees an opportunity to find the information, resources, and support they need to live confidently with their condition. Join us in Portland, Oregon, July 9-11, 2014.

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Dr. Timothy Vogel Joins the Robert H. Pudenz Lectureship at Conference

Timothy Vogel, MD, will join the Robert H. Pudenz Lectureship scientific research panel at the Hydrocephalus Association’s 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus, July 9-11, 2014, in Portland, Oregon.

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Dr. John Kestle to Return to Primary Children’s Hospital in June 2014

Dr. John Kestle is returning to Primary Children’s Hospital as a pediatric neurosurgeon and Vice Chair of Clinical Research, for the University of Utah Department of Neurosurgery.

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Meet the Medical Chairs of the 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus

The Hydrocephalus Association is pleased to announce the Medical Chairs of the 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus – Drs. Nathan Selden, Marion “Jack” Walker, and Michael A. Williams.

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HCRN at the Pediatric Section Meeting

Summary of the presentations by HCRN investigators at the recent AANS/CNS Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery held in Toronto, December 3-6, 2013.

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Looking Back…Moving Forward: Mentoring the Future Voice of Hydrocephalus

Jennifer Bechard Johnson, the Hydrocephalus Association’s Teens Take Charge mentor and Education and Support Manager, shares her views on growing up with hydrocephalus and mentoring the future voice of hydrocephalus through her work with the teen and young adult community.

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Looking Back…Moving Forward: Building Bridges Between Pediatric and Adult Hydrocephalus

As the Hydrocephalus Association continues our 30th year anniversary commemoration, Dr. Marion “Jack” Walker, pediatric neurosurgeon, Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, reflects on his 37 years of service to the hydrocephalus community.

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Announcing Our 2013 Research Grant Recipient

The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) has selected Timothy Vogel, M.D., from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, to receive funding for an additional research grant in HA’s 2013 grant cycle, for his work in basic science that improve our understanding of the root causes of hydrocephalus.

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Looking Back…Moving Forward: The Need to Value Shunt Management

As the Hydrocephalus Association continues our 30th anniversary interview series, Ann Marie Flannery, M.D., shares her thoughts on young adults transitioning to adult neurological care and issues a call to action for society to value the management of shunts and the individuals living with them.

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Looking Back…Moving Forward: A Focus on Hydrocephalus Research

As the Hydrocephalus Association continues our interview series commemorating our 30th anniversary, we sit down with Dr. John Kestle, founding member of the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) and member of our Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board, as he reflects on the current state and future of hydrocephalus research.

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HCRN Adds Centers in Vancouver and Tennessee

With recent moves of Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) investigators Dr. John Wellons to Vanderbilt University and Dr. John Kestle to University of British Columbia, HCRN has decided to expand its network from seven to nine centers to incorporate their respective hospitals in HCRN research.

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HCRN Update: Shunt Outcomes in Post Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus

In a new Research Department blog series, HCRN Update, Ashly Westrick interviews Dr. Jay Wellons, principal HCRN investigator for the Shunt Outcomes in Post Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus study.

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Mary Smellie-Decker Award Recipient Announced

The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) with the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) are pleased to announce this year’s Mary Smellie-Decker award recipient.

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Looking Back…Moving Forward: Fresno Says YES to Our Hydrocephalus WALK

As part of our interview series commemorating our 30th anniversary, this week Randi Corey, our National Director of Special Events and Volunteer Support, sits down with Cheryl Merrell, our Hydrocephalus Association WALK Chair in Fresno, California, to talk about volunteering for HA, starting and chairing a HA WALK, and other thoughts about the organization.

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Dr. Jay Wellons Recruited to Lead Vanderbilt’s Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery

Dr. Jay Wellons has been recruited by Vanderbilt to lead their Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Dr. Wellons will continue his Investigator role with HCRN.

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