From Canvas to Clinic: Art & Medicine in Cerebrospinal Fluid Pathologies

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4th Annual CSF Disorders Symposium: From Canvas to Clinic - Art & the Management of Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders

Can visual arts help us better understand how to identify and treat neurological disorders? Dr. Petra Klinge and like-minded physicians seem to think so.

Visuals and artistry are often used as a teaching tool for doctors and medical students to better understand, what Dr. Klinge calls, the "face of the threat". In this introductory presentation, Dr. Klinge provides an excellent review of several disorders of cerebrospinal fluid including hydrocephalus, syringomyelia, Chiari malformation, tethered cord, and more. She then uses examples of real art created with those conditions in mind to describe what patients go through everyday and how doctors can begin to think differently about treating them.

This presentation was made at the 4th annual CSF Disorders Symposium held at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University. The title of the meeting was "From Canvas to Clinic" and identified the important connections between art and medicine. (2019)

  Revised: 9/2019