Bobby Jones CSF Research Colloquium

2015: Mechanisms and Pathophysiology in Chiari & Connective Tissue Disorders

The 2015 Research Colloquium was held in New Orleans, Louisiana and was attended by over 30 professionals, including clinicians, neurosurgeons, neurologists, scientists, allergists, engineers, and more. The group presented and discussed many of the different mechanisms and pathologies that are related to Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and related disorders including connective tissue disorders, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome/hypermobility, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, hydrocephalus, and others.

You can watch full-length videos of the presentations below.

*Important: The views and opinions expressed by the participants in this Colloquium are their own, based upon their individual specific experiences or their general observations reacting to hypothetical circumstances. The views expressed and the statements made by participating physicians do not represent specific medical advice nor do they represent any official policy or position taken by CSF.

Opening Remarks – Dominic Marino, DVM, DACVS

Intracranial Pressure and Water Exchange: What Clinicians and Scientists Think They Know – Andreas Linninger, PhD

Intracranial Hypotension: What We Know and What We Know We Don’t Know – Mark G. Luciano, MD, PhD

Conversation About the Radiological Normal and the Pathological Threshold of Instability – Myles Koby, MD

Epidemiology of Hereditary Hypermobility Connective Tissue Disorders – Clair Francomano, MD

Dysautonomia and Its Relationship to Brainstem Deformity – Fraser C. Henderson Sr., MD

Venous Thrombosis and Sinus Outflow Obstruction – Sunil Patel, MD

Influence of Dysautonomia on Cardiovascular Instability in Chiari and Related Disorders – Peter Rowe, MD, PhD

Craniocervical Junction Abnormalities: Beyond Chiari Malformation in Dogs – Curtis Dewey, DVM, DACVIM, DACVS

Cervico-Medullary Syndrome: Observations and Questions – Paolo Bolognese, MD

Clinically Relevant Filum Pathology in Tethered Cord Syndrome – Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD

Pain Syndromes of Musculo-Ligamentous Origin in Chiari – John Mitakides, DDS, DAACP

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and the Autonomic Nervous System – Anne Maitland, MD

A New and Under-Recognized Syndrome – Harold L. Rekate, MD

Review of Consensus Points from Co-Morbidities Colloquium – Ulrich Batzdorf, MD


Revised: 10/2015