Advances & Challenges in Chiari Malformation, Syringomyelia and Related Disorders

Bobby Jones CSF Research Colloquium

2019 Research Meeting

What is the Annual Research Colloquium?

Each year, Bobby Jones CSF hosts an annual colloquium to identify and disseminate research associated with the study of Chiari malformation, syringoymelia and related disorders. Researchers present their recent work and engage in meaningful discussions with others who investigate these issues. The 2020 Research Colloquium took place entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic on September 18, 2020.

The goal of this meeting is to disseminate important research results to medical professionals, scientists and the general public. It is only through the consistent sharing of research results, clinical experiences and pathological theories between clinicians and scientists that we can ever expect answers for the patients and families who need them so desperately.

The proceedings of this meeting are available for purchase in written format for interested professionals and experts. You can also check out presentations from past Research Colloquia.

Meeting Presentations


Bobby Jones CSF is dedicated to disseminating research, even after meetings are held. Meeting presentations are always recorded and shared on our website.

Syringomyelia in Children with Closed Spinal Dysraphism: Long Term Outcomes After Surgical Intervention
Jennifer M. Strahle, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon | Washington University at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Improvement in Cognitive Performance after Surgery for Chiari 1 Malformation
Brian J. Dlouhy, MD
Neurosurgeon/Pediatric Neurosurgeon | University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Neurobehavioral outcomes in patients with myelomeningocele
Jane E. Schrieber, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Sophie Foss, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist | Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Obstetric Management and Maternal Outcomes of Childbirth Among Patients with Chiari Malformation Type I
Cormac O. Maher, MD
Neurosurgeon/Pediatric Neurosurgeon | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Update from the Park-Reeves Chiari Genetics Consortium
Gabriel Haller, PhD
Geneticist | Washington University at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Reoperations for Recurrent of new syringohydromyelia associated with Chiari 1 malformation
R. Michael Scott, MD
Neurosurgeon/Pediatric Neurosurgeon | Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA




Revised 7/2022