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Bobby Jones CSF Research Colloquium

Date : October 16, 2021

Location: Austin, Texas

Time: 8:30am – 2:50pm CST

Consensus workshop which will include presentations on novel topics related to Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and related disorders.

Below are the scheduled presentations. If you are a clinician or researcher interested in attending this meeting virtually, please email Kaitlyn Esposito ( for more information.

All Times Reported in Central Time

8:35 – 9:00 am
*Reversible Dementia Project (REVERT): Developing an international integrated clinical and research network for transforming current management of normal pressure hydrocephalus
John Pickard, MChir and Alexis Joannides, Ph.D., MB BChir
Cambridge University | London, United Kingdom
9:00 – 9:25 am
*Fourth ventricle roof angle as a measure of fourth ventricle bowing and a radiographic predictor of brainstem dysfunction in Chiari malformation type I
Brian J. Dlouhy, M.D.
University of Iowa | Iowa City, Iowa, USA
9:25 – 9:50 am
*Treating patients with a Chiari I malformation: Is there a need for arachnoid dissection or craniocervical stabilization
Jörg Klekamp, M.D., Ph.D.
Christliches Krankenhaus Quakenbrück | Quakenbrück, Germany
9:50 – 10:15 am
The 270° circumferential micosurgical decompression of the foramen magnum in adult Chiari malformation type I: Single surgeon series of 130 patients with syringomyelia, neurologic, and headache outcomes
Kenan Arnautovic, M.D.
Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Clinic | Memphis, Tennessee, USA
10:15 – 10:25 am | BREAK
10:25 – 10:50 pm
Spatial-temporal mapping: Diagnosing Chiari via PCMR with possible applications to NPH, mTBI, and IIH
Mark F. Quigley, Ph.D.
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
10:50 – 11:15 am 
Heritable connective tissue disorders associated with complex comorbidities, increased craniocervical instability, and worse perioperative outcomes in Chiari I malformation patients
Jamie E. Clarke, M.S.
Miller School of Medicine University of Miami | Miami, Florida, USA
11:15 – 11:40 am
Prevalence and impact of underlying diagnosis and comorbidities on Chiari 1 malformation
Christina Gurnett, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine | St. Louis, Missouri, USA
11:40 – 12:05 pm
Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndromes: Complex phenotypes, challenging diagnoses, and poorly understood causes
Russell Norris, Ph.D. and Cortney Gensemer, Ph.D. Candidate
Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, South Carolina, USA
12:05 – 12:20 pm | BREAK
12:20 – 1:10 pm
WORKING LUNCH: Panel discussion based on the results of a survey sent to a collection of Chiari clinicians and researchers
Moderator: Gerald Grant, M.D.
1:10 – 1:35 pm
Molecular basis of congenital hydrocephalus in humans
Kristopher Kahle, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University | New Haven, Connecticut, USA
1:35 – 2:00 pm
Syringomyelia resolution following Chiari surgery: A novel scale for communication and research
Jeffrey P. Greenfield, M.D., Ph.D.
NYPresbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College | New York, New York, USA
2:00 – 2:25 pm
Augmented MRI in Chiari
Johana Vega, Ph.D. and Gerald Grant, M.D.
Stanford University | Stanford, California, USA
2:25 – 2:50 pm
Shifting the Paradigm: A Realistic Pathway to Patient-Centered Research
Speaker TBD
Washington, District of Columbia, USA