International CSF Hydrodynamics Symposium

2011: 1st CSF Hydrodynamics Symposium

On July 8 and 9, 2011, CSF proudly sponsored the first CSF Hydrodynamics Symposium in Zurich, Switzerland. The Symposium was held at ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, a leading international university for technology and the study of natural science. ETH Zurich regularly appears at the top of international rankings as one of the best universities in the world. 21 Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zurich, underlining the excellent reputation of the institute.

This engineering and physics symposium was attended by about 45 invitees, and featured 25 speakers from all over the world to present their research on topics focused on the motion of cerebrospinal fluid. The Symposium was organized by Dr. Vartan Kurtcuoglu (ETH Zurich), Dr. Dimos Poulikakos (ETH Zurich), and Dr. Frank Loth (University of Akron and CSF SEA Board Executive Committee member).

The topics discussed involved experimental and computational methods to better understand the normal physiology and diseases related to CSF motion, such as Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and hydrocephalus. The focus of the Symposium was on modeling and how it can help, rather than on clinical solutions, and after each presentation, a spirited discussion was held with the speakers further explaining and often defending their results.

All the presentations were video recorded and the link is posted below in order to maximize exposure of the symposium research ideas. CSF’s sponsorship was made possible by a generous grant from the Monkton Institute.

Symposium Program

Symposium Lecture Videos

Applying engineering principles to clinical problems of CSF dynamics – Dr. Harold Rekate

Risk of Microgravity Induced Visual Impairment and Elevated Intracranial Pressure – Dr. Christian Otto

CSF flows: from origins to alterations – Dr. Olivier Balédent

The dynamics of spinal CSF motions, studied in a two-dimensional model – Dr. Christopher Bertram

Wave propogation in a poroelastic model of the spinal canal – Dr. Novak Elliott

Biomechanics of syringomyelia – Dr. Shaokoon Cheng

Perivascular CSF Flow: A major route of fluid entry in to the spinal cord – Dr. Lynne Bilston

Computational mdoels and results for the flow of CSF in the upper cervical canal in patients with Chiari I malformation – Dr. Kent-Andre Mardal

Clinical utility of hydrodynamic parameters in Chiari malformation – Dr. Francis Loth

Convection-enhanced delivery for the treatment of epilepsy – Dr. Malisa Sarntinoranont

Non-invasive measurement of CSF hydrodynamics: latest research using the TMD technique– Dr. Robert Marchbanks

Evidence for direct CSF-CBF relationship: findings using a novel method and device to control CSF pulsatility – Dr. Stephen Dombrowski

The ventricular system: the primary organ of cranial accommodation – Dr. Mark Luciano

MR based CSF flow measurements: current approaches, accuracy and precision, and future directions – Dr. Oliver Wieben

Simulation of ICP oscillations in a poroelastic model and a one-compartment model of CSF flow with application to infusion tests – Dr. Ian Sobey

Fluid-structure interaction models of pulsatile CSF flow in normal and hydrocephalic brains– Dr. Andreas Linninger

Multicompartmental poroelasticity for the integrative modeling of water transport in the brain – Dr. Yiannis Ventikos

On appropriateness of brain parenchyma modeling as biphasic contiuum – Dr. Karol Miller

CSF hydrodynamics: models and measurements – Dr. Anders Eklund

Couples simualtion of the cardiovascular and cerebrospinal fluid system – Dr. Bryn Martin

Retinoid signaling pathway proteins in human arachnoid membrane: role in regulating intracranial pressure – Dr. Deborah Grzybowski

CSF space phantom and coupling of cerebral arterial inflow with CSF dynamics: highlights from the SmartShunt project – Dr. Vartan Kurtcuoglu

How the EC Marie Curie Actions could contribute to the CSF scientific community – Dr. Karim Berkouk


Revised: 9/2019