1st Annual Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders Symposium

Hydrocephalus & More—Cerebrospinal Fluid Matters!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02912 

Program Description

Today, providers often face challenges on how to best diagnose, treat and manage a variety of cerebrospinal fluid related disorders (CSF) including hydrocephalus, chiari malformation, Syringohydromyelia, tethered cord and spina bifida. After diagnosis has been determined, many physicians face challenges in determining the best surgical or non-interventional plan for their patient with the most favorable outcome. Therefore, it’s essential to keep community of physicians and health care providers abreast of the new technologies and/or methods used to treat many varieties of pediatric and adult disorders of the Cerebrospinal fluid system.

In our First Annual CSF Disorders Symposium, we will examine new diagnostic and treatment protocols for patients with a variety of CSF disorders. We will begin by exploring best practices in identifying the most common diagnostic tools and imaging as well as treatment and management options for hydrocephalus, chiari malformation, Syringohydromyelia, tethered cord and spina bifida. We will review congenital disorders of the spine associated with CSF disorders. This event will also recognize and integrate basic science research and its translation into diagnosis and management of Cerebrospinal fluid disorders.

Target Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, and fellows specializing in primary care, neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedic surgery, neuropsychology, medicine, geriatrics, and pediatrics.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the current treatment options for patients with Hydrocephalus
  • Identify common diagnostic and imaging tools for Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders
  • Describe the current treatment options for patients with Chiari and Syringohydromyelia
  • Recognize key contributions from basic science research in diagnosis and management of Cerebrospinal fluid disorders
  • Outline evidence-based treatment of cerebrospinal fluid disorders

Registration Information

Conference registration fee includes: Breakfast, breaks, lunch, access to an online syllabus, and complimentary on-site parking.

Registration Fee: 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than June 10, 2016. A $25.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds (no refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation.

Conference Location and Parking

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02912

Parking will be available in the parking garage adjacent to the Medical Building. Enter through the Eddy Street Entrance (333 Eddy Street on Google Maps) and take a ticket from the machine—please bring this ticket with you and see the registration desk. You may park on any level of the garage and can exit using either the Eddy Street or ElmStreet exits.

Metered, on-street parking is also available (please note1 quarter is 12 minutes and you must move your car to anew block after 2 hours).

Parking for hospital-based faculty is available in Lot 30, located on the corner of Richmond and Elm. A hang tag is required. Approved faculty have received an email with instructions.

Hotel Accommodations 

The Providence Marriott
1 Orms Street, Providence, RI 02903
401-272-2400
Book hotel reservations with the current Brown University rate.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 6.5 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Presented By

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Department of Neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital.

In Collaboration With

CSF Foundation