CSF Flow at Niagara Falls

Chiari, Syringomyelia and EDS

June 26 - 28, 2019

Niagara Falls, NY

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Hosted By:

Professor Marcus Stoodley, PhD, FRACS

The Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University

Professor Lynne E Bilston, PhD, FAHMS

Senior Principal Research Scientist
NeuRA, Sydney, Australia

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Major focus areas

We have structured the meeting to focus on major questions, including:

  • What causes headache in Chiari malformation and why/how does it improve with decompression surgery?
  • What are the technical objectives in decompression surgery?
  • What is the basis for cognitive dysfunction in Chiari patients and does it change after surgery?
  • Is Chiari malformation in EDS patients different, and should it be managed differently?
  • What are the indications for cranio-cervical fusion in EDS patients?
  • What causes syringomyelia in Chiari patients?
  • What causes syringomyelia in patients without Chiari?

Call for Abstracts

The conference will contain a number of presentations of “free papers”. Speakers will be selected from abstracts submitted.

Abstracts Specifications:

  • 300 words maximum
  • Include: Background, Aims, Methods, Results and Conclusions headings.
  • Please nominate a theme (e.g. syringomyelia, Chiari, EDS) and a study type (clinical, laboratory, engineering etc).
  • Please inquire to info@columnofhope.org for a sample format.
  • Submission due on March 1st, 2019.
  • Submit to info@columnofhope.org – The Conference’s medical/scientific hosts will make selections.
  • We encourage early submission to ensure a position.
  • Watch this space for pending poster presentation specifications.