Bobby Jones CSF Research Colloquium

2018: New Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia Studies

Each year, CSF hosts an annual colloquium to improve the academic research space associated with the study of Chiari malformation, syringoymelia and related disorders. Experts are able to present their research and engage in meaningful discussions with others who look at these problems with a critical eye.

The 2018 Research Colloquium took place on October 6, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in Houston, Texas. A group of medical trainees, neurosurgeons, scientists, biomedical engineers, psychologists and others presented and discussed recent research and discoveries related to Chiari, syringomyelia and related disorders.

All the presentations were based on recently published studies as of mid-2018. Those in attendance engaged in thought-provoking discussion. CSF was proud to host this meeting again and allow experts to share their results, clinical experiences, and theories to help shape future studies all around the world.

Some of the fascinating topics below include innovations in diagnostic methodologies (such as using real-time MRI and CSF flow analysis to assess strain-related headache), and treatment options that take co-morbidities and underlying pathology of Chiari and syringomyelia into account. A very important take-away from this colloquium was the up-to-date research on pediatric surgical outcomes. The recent publications show how most pediatric patients with Chiari malformation seem to do following a decompression.

*If a lecture is listed but not yet available, please be patient with us! We may be waiting on final approval from speakers. In the meantime, check out presentations from past Research Colloquia.

Outcomes in Pediatric Chiari I Malformation Patients Without Surgery
David I. Sandberg, MD (Pediatric Neurosurgeon)

Loneliness Mediates the Relationship Between Estrogen Levels & Trauma Scores in Chiari I Malformation
Philip A. Allen, PhD (Neuropsychologist)

Patients with ‘Benign’ Chiari Malformation Require Surgical Decompression at a Low Rate
E.B. Kuhn, MD (Pediatric Neurosurgeon)

Treatment of Chiari-like Malformation in Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & Long-Term Follow-Up
Catherine Loughin, DVM (Veterinary Surgeon)

Cough-Associated Changes in CSF Flow & Disease Severity in Chiari: Real-Time MRI
Fourie Bezuidenhout, MD (Neuroradiologist)

Intradural Mechanisms Underlying Chiari I Malformation & Syringomyelia in Children & Adults
Brian J. Dlouhy, MD (Pediatric Neurosurgeon/Neurosurgeon)

Craniocervical Fusion for Craniovertebral Instability
Justin N. Virojanapa, DO (Neurosurgeon)

Chiari Malformation & Basilar Invagination in Fibrous Dysplasia
Kristen Pan (4Y Medical Student)

Beyond Enrollment: Posterior Fossa Decompression With or Without Duraplasty in Chiari I Malformation & Syringomyelia
Thanda Meehan, RN, BSN (Clinical Trials Coordinator/Registered Nurse)

Fetal Intervention in Hydrocephalus
Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD (Neurosurgeon/Pediatric Neurosurgeon)

Stem Cell Delivery into Cerebrospinal Fluid
Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD (Neurosurgeon/Pediatric Neurosurgeon)


Revised 08/2019