Study group trip to the ISHCSF 2014 conference in Bristol

The Copenhagen CSF Study Group participated in the ISHCSF Hydrocephalus 2014 conference in Bristol, UK.

The sixth meeting of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF disorders (ISHCSF) took place in Bristol from the 5th to the 8th of September. Copenhagen CSF Study Group was well represented with 5 delegates.

Medical student Sarah Pedersen presented her work on the influence of neck flexion on intracranial pressure in the Young Investigator Award session, which led to an interesting discussion on the importance of posture in everyday neurosurgical practice.

Dr. Alexander Lilja presented our experience with telemetric intracranial pressure monitoring in the special session on Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Visual Impairment due to Intracranial Pressure (VIIP) in Spaceflight. Telemetric ICP measurement is a promising technology that may be applicable in space medicine in the future.

A poster prepared by medical student Christoffer Blegvad with the title “Syringomyelia: A Practical, Clinical Concept For Classification” was also presented at the conference.

Prof. Marianne Juhler chaired the session of Experimental Neurosurgery with Prof. McAllister and gave a loving memorial lecture for the late Prof. Romner, underlining his contributions to neurosurgery as well as his qualities as a friend and colleague. The ISHCSF announced a new memorial prize founded in his name.

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