Tuesday July 17 2018

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


Tuesday July 17 2018


08.30 Registration


Session 1 - Introduction & background to meeting


10.00 Welcome: Rebecca Dodwell-Pitt


10.05 Introduction: Graham Flint


10.25 Introduction: Paolo Bolognese New York (USA)

From Long island to Birmingham: how far we have come and where we are going?



Session 2 - Standardisation


10.45 The Bernard Williams Memorial Lecture: Jörg Klekamp Quakenbrueck (Germany)

How can we define syringomyelia and measure results of its treatment?


11.15 Invited lecture: Andrew Brodbelt Liverpool (UK)

Managing Chiari and syringomyelia: who, how, when and why?


11.45 Free papers


F1 - Recommended investigations for Chiari type I malformation.

Sharon Tam, Brighton, England


F2 - Surgeons singing from the same hymn sheet: a proposal for the preoperative investigation of patients with Chiari malformation.

Nicholas Haden, Plymouth, England


F3 - Proposal to establish a UK Chiari I registry (UK-CIR)

Rory Piper, Oxford, England


F4 - Syringomyelia and Chiari in the context of European Reference Networks: the challenge of SYRENET

Palma Ciaramitaro, Turin, Italy


13.00 Lunch break: Trade Exhibition


Session 3 - Chiari malformations: surgical and non-surgical management


14.00 Invited lecture: Anita Krishnan Liverpool (UK)

Non-Valsalva headaches, pre- and post-operative; causes & management.


14.30 Free papers


F5 - Surgical treatment of syringomyelia associated with Chiari malformation type 1. Analysis of surgical treatment of 124 patients

Andrey Zuev, Moscow, Russia


F6 - Minimally Invasive Subpial Tonsilectomy (MIST) and reconstruction of the cisterna magna in the treatment of Chiari malformation type 1 with syringomyelia

Yuqiang Jin, Zhengzhou, China


F7 - Chiari Malformation with or without syringomyelia prospective study: post-surgery versus conservative long-term outcome in 760 adults

Palma Ciaramitaro, Turin, Italy


F8 - Symptom outcome after craniovertebral decompression for Chiari type 1 malformation without syringomyelia

Joshua Pepper, Birmingham, England


F9 - Re-operation in Chiari patients: the role of the Chiari plate

Francisca Ferreira, Liverpool, England


F10 - Chiari malformation type 1: a review of literature to compare bony posterior fossa decompression with and without duraplasty

Sharon Tam, Brighton, England


16.00 Tea break: Trade exhibition


16.30 Invited lecture: Fiona Adams, Birmingham, England

Beyond the knife and pills


17.00 Free Papers


F11 - A shunt procedure for post-traumatic and tuberculous syringomyelia treatment

Hao Li, Beijing, China


F12 - Surgical revision of craniovertebral decompressions: a retrospective review

Gopiga Thanabalasundaram, Birmingham, England


F13 - Arachnoid webs: clinical and radiological outcomes

Athan Chawira, Liverpool, England


F14 - Paediatric endoscopic third ventriculostomy: long-term outcomes in Chiari & syringomyelia.

Dhruv Parikh, Birmingham, England



18.00 Close of academic proceedings


19.00 Welcome reception: Horton Suite, Burlington Hotel







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.