Schedule

Program as of June 18, 2019.

Tuesday, June 25

11:00 AM
Niagara Falls Sight-Seeing

6PM
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, June 26

7:00 – 7:45
Registration and Coffee

7:45 – 8:00
Introduction, Goals of meeting
Lynne Bilston
Marcus Stoodley
Mark Kane

Session 1: Chiari Malformation

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

8:00 – 8:30
Surgical goals in treating Chiari headache

8:30 – 8:55
Chiari morphometrics: what changes after surgery and does this relate to headache resolution?

8:55 AM – 9:20 AM
Headache in Chiari I Malformation: Assessment Using Real-Time MR CSF Flow Imaging

9:20 – 9:45
Management of persisting headache after surgery

9:45 – 10:00
Chiari I malformation – neuropsychological functions and quality of life
Fawaz Almotairi

10:00 – 10:20
MORNING TEA

Session 2: Chiari Malformation

10:20 AM – 12:20 PM

10:20 – 10:45
Structural Integrity (DTI) and Functional Connectivity (Resting-State fMRI) in Chiari Malformation Type I: The Effects of Pain and Cognition

10:45 – 11:15
Scoliosis in Chiari patients with and without syringomyelia

11:15 – 11:40
Mechanisms and management of sleep and breathing disturbances in Chiari

11:40 – 11:55
Swallowing dysfunction in adult patients with Chiari I malformation
Fawaz Almotairi

12:00 – 1:00
LUNCH

Session 3: Chiari Malformation

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

1:00 – 1:25
Mechanisms and management of balance and hearing disturbance in Chiari
Roger Kula and Abraham Shulman

1:25 – 1:45
Management of Chiari in children


2:00 – 2:15
Chiari1000 – a Database for Chiari Malformation Research
Dorothy Loth

2:15 – 2:30
Regional Brain Tissue Displacement and Strain is Higher in Chiari Malformation Subjects than Control Subjects: A Study with DENSE MRI
John Oshinski

2:30 – 2:45
Foramen Magnum Decompression with Cranioplasty for Treatment of Chiari-like Malformation in 126 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with long-term follow-up (2005-2017)
Dominic Morino

2:45 – 3:00
Consensus and future research: Chiari malformation
Marcus Stoodley and Lynne Bilston

3:00 – 3:20
AFTERNOON TEA

Session 4: Cranio-Vertebral Junction

3:20 – 5: 40

3:20 – 3:45
Craniocervical junction hypermobility

3:45 – 4:10
Craniovertebral Junction disorders and Chiari malformation. Myth and truth in pathophysiological and neurosurgical implications
Massimiliano Visocchi

4:15 – 4:40
Craniocervical junction hypermobility
Jeff Wilson

4:40 – 4:55
Is C1/2 fusion required for all patients with Chiari I Malformation or basilar invagination?

4:55 – 5:10
Endoscopic endonasal decompression for Chiari malformation type I with basilar invagination
Tatsushi Inoue

5:10 – 5:25
ME/CFS associated with hypermobility, tonsillar ectopia, craniocervical narrowing and intracranial hypertension?
Bo Bertilson

Cocktail Hour

6:30 – 7:30

Sponsored by:

Conference Dinner

7:30 PM

To be held at the Hyatt Hotel.

Thursday, June 27

Session 5: Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

8:00 – 8:20
Chiari morphometrics in EDS patients

8:20 – 8:35
Identification of rare genetic variants associated with Chiari malformation type I, with and without symptoms of connective tissue disorders.
Melanie Garrett

8:35 – 9:00
Surgical approaches for EDS patients – are they different?
Jeff Greenfield

9:00 – 9:15
Neuro-imaging of craniocervical / cervical instability in EDS and other hereditary connective tissue disorders
Myles Koby

9:15 – 9:30
The EDS Expert Panel Recommendations for neurosurgical intervention: a critical appraisal using the AGREE II
Lindsay Wilson

9:30 – 10:00
Consensus and future research: EDS and cranio-vertebral junction
Marcus Stoodley and Lynne Bilston

10:00 – 10:25
MORNING TEA

Session 6: Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia

10:25 AM – 12:30 PM

10:25 – 10:50
Mechanisms of syrinx formation A: clinical clues

10:50 – 11:15
Mechanisms of syrinx formation B: laboratory studies

11:15 – 11:40
Mechanisms of syrinx formation C: engineering studies

11:40 – 12:05
Mechanism of syrinx formation D: what can we learn from dogs

12:05 – 12:30
Surgical treatment of Chiari syrinx: goals and outcome assessment

12:30 – 1:10
LUNCH

Sponsored by:

Session 7: Syringomyelia/CSF Physiology

1:10 PM – 3:00 PM

1:10 – 1:25
Management of persistent or recurrent syringomyelia after Chiari decompression
Kaishin Tanaka

1:25 – 1:50
Brain and spinal CSF physiology: laboratory studies

1:50 – 2:15
The drainage of cerebrospinal fluid: new insights into lymphatic clearance pathways

2:15 – 2:40
What drives fluid flow in and around the spinal cord
Shinuo Liu

2:40 – 3:00
Chiari malformation and CSF flow: observations from upright MRI
Scott Rosa

3:00 – 3:20
AFTERNOON TEA

Session 8: Chiari malformation and Syringomyelia

3:20 PM – 5:40 PM

3:20 – 3:40
Chiari malformation combined with syringomyelia in minimally invasive surgery in different forms of cerebrospinal fluid circulating fluid dynamics
Yongli Lou

3:40 – 3:55
Foramen magnum decompression in pediatric Chiari I malformation without dural repair – uncommon complications and how to avoid them
Arthur R. Kurzbuch

3:55 – 4:10
Pitfalls in Chiari malformation type 1 treatment: possible causes of surgical failures and indications for reoperation
Marika Furlanetto

4:10 – 4:25
Comparison of dural grafts in Chiari malformation type I decompression surgery
Tomasz Dziedzic

4:25 – 4:40
Chiari malformation in adults: outcome after surgical treatment, with a special attention for the results on headache
Marika Furlanetto

4:40 – 4:55
Treatment of Myelopathy caused by Chiari malformation type I and cervical stenosis; is resource scarcity a limitation?
Steven Nshuti

4:55 – 5:10
Dural histopathology in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels with Chiari-like malformation
Marissa O’Donnell

5:10 – 5:25
A descriptive overview of neurological symptoms and their associated healthcare burden in Canadian patients with EDS and HCTD
Adena Gustein

5:25 – 5:40
A shunt procedure for post-traumatic and tuberculous syringomyelia treatment
Hao Li

Friday, June 28

Session 9: Non-Chiari Syringomyelia: Pathogenesis

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

8:00 – 8:30
Mechanisms of syrinx formation in SAS pathology A: clinical clues

8:30 – 8:55
Mechanisms of syrinx formation in SAS pathology B: laboratory studies

8:55 – 9:20
Mechanisms of syrinx formation in SAS pathology C: engineering studies
Lynne Bilston

9:20 – 9:45
Mechanism of syrinx formation in spinal cord pathologies (tumours, tethered cord)

9:45 – 10:00
The causal role of spinal cord pulsation in the development of syringomyelia
Uwe Max Mauer

10:00 – 10:20
MORNING TEA

Session 10: Chiari Malformation/Syringomyelia

10:20 AM – 12:25 PM

10:20 – 10:45
Surgical treatment of non-Chiari syrinx: goals and outcome assessment

10:45 – 11:10
Management of non-Chiari syringomyelia in children

11:10 – 11:25
The dilemma and burden of incidental and asymptomatic syrinxes
Kush N Bhatt

11:25 – 11:40
Novel use of Telemetric CSF reservoir access port in management of CSF disorders causing Hydrocephalus & syringomyelia.
Mansoor Foroughi

11:40 – 11:55
Spinal cord ultrastructure and the distribution of aquaporin-4 in a rodent model of post-traumatic syringomyelia
Joel Berliner

11:55 – 12:10
Brain Tissue Deforms Differently Following Decompression Surgery
Rouzbeh Amini

12:10 – 12:25
Investigation of the role of betaine synthesis and transport in syrinx osmoregulation
Nic D. Leipzig

12:25 – 1:05
LUNCH

Session 11: Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia

1:05 PM – 3:30 PM

1:05 – 1:20
Surgical treatment of spinal cord and rootlet tethering
Scott Falci

1:20 – 1:35
Quantitative evaluation techniques for syrinx size and functional deficits in a rat model
Dipak Pukale

1:35 – 1:50
Ankle Joint Stiffness during Quiet Unperturbed Standing in Chiari Malformation
Brittany N. Sommers

1:50 – 2:05
Effects of Surgical Decompression on Ankle Stiffness During Gait: Biomechanical Differences within a Cohort of Chiari Patients
Brian L. Davis

2:05 – 2:20
Abnormalities in the spinal cord ultrastructure in a rat model of posttraumatic syringomyelia
Magda Lam

2:20 – 2:35
Three-dimensional CT morphometric Image Analysis of the Clivus and Sphenoid Sinus in Chiari Malformation Type I
Blaisee Simplice Talla Nwotchouang

2:35 – 2:50
Resistance to CSF Motion in the Spinal Canal for Chiari Patients w/ Specific and Nonspecific Symptoms
Alaaddin Ibrahimy

2:50 – 3:05
Intraoperative MRI in patients with syringomyelia and / or Chiari malformation
Uwe Max Mauer

3:05 – 3:20
Consensus and future research: Syringomyelia
Lynne Bilston, Marcus Stoodley

3:20 – 3:45
AFTERNOON TEA

Session 12: Open Forum for Discussion

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Please join us for continued discussion on the topics covered during the course of the conference.

Saturday, June 29

Session 13: Information Session for Patients

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Morning tea compliments of UB Neurosurgery.