Syringomyelia-Chiari 2018 International Symposium Organised by the Ann Conroy Trust, in association with Aesculap Academia.


July 17-20, 2018

Birmingham, UK.


Welcome to Birmingham


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Welcome to the homepage of the forthcoming international symposium, Syringomyelia-Chiari 2018. This important educational event is due to take place in Birmingham, UK, on July 17 - 20, 2018. Organised under the auspices of the Ann Conroy Trust, Syringomyelia-Chiari 2018 will build on the success of several similar prestigious events that have been held across the world over the past ten years.


Syringomyelia 2007 was held in Rugby, UK and was followed by Syringomyelia 2010 in Berlin, and Syringomyelia 2013 in Sydney. More recently, in July 2017, a further conference was held in Long Island, New York. This dealt, in particular, with conditions related to Chiari malformations and syringomyelia, with presentations delivered by experts from around the world. Syringomyelia-Chiari 2018 will maintain the impetus gained in New York but will also provide, once again, a forum for invited papers. Adding Chiari to the title of the forthcoming symposium also now better reflects the frequent overlap between these two groups of conditions. Scientists and clinicians from around the world are therefore invited to present their own understanding of and experiences in this fascinating field. They will be supported by a number of keynote speeches from international experts.


Topics available for coverage include:

  • Historical aspects/Biography
  • Nomenclature/Classification
  • Genetics/Epidemiology
  • Anatomy/Embryology
  • Physiology/Pathology
  • Molecular biology
  • Experimental work/Modelling
  • Clinical presentation/Natural history
  • Hypermobility syndromes
  • Radiology/Other investigations
  • Surgical techniques
  • Audits/Outcome assessment
  • Pain management/Non-surgical Therapy
  • Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy
  • Paediatric aspects
  • Obstetric aspects
  • Veterinary aspects
  • International collaboration
  • Patient perspectives


The conference will be of interest to:

  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Neurological scientists
  • Veterinary neurologists
  • Pain management specialists
  • Rheumatologists
  • Geneticists
  • Obstetricians
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Neuropathologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses and other Allied Health Professionals with an interest in neurological conditions
  • Patient support group representatives


You can click on the button below for an A4 size poster about the symposium. Please download and display, or share with colleagues or organisations who may be interested.





The symposium is co-organised by The Ann Conroy Trust, in association with Aesculap Academia.


The Ann Conroy Trust is Registered Charity No: 1165808.

We provide Support, Education and Research for patients living with Chiari Malformation, Syringomyelia and associated conditions.