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.
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
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
The ventricular system: the primary organ of cranial accommodation – Dr. Mark Luciano
Fluid-structure interaction models of pulsatile CSF flow in normal and hydrocephalic brains– Dr. Andreas Linninger
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
How the EC Marie Curie Actions could contribute to the CSF scientific community – Dr. Karim Berkouk