Wednesday July 18 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


Wednesday July 18 2018


08.30 Registration


Session 4 - Operative techniques: how best to intervene for Chiari


09.00 Marcus Stoodley Sydney (Australia)

Get it right first time; the challenge of revisional craniovertebral decompression.


09.20 Atul Goel Mumbai (India)

Chiairi malformation type 1: is it nature's protective air bag?


09.40 Guirish Solanki Birmingham (UK)

Is craniovertebral decompression the correct procedure to treat Chiari malformations


10.00 Jörg Klekamp Quakenbrueck (Germany)

Basilar invagination: decompression, fusion or both?


10.20 Paolo Bolognese New York (USA)

The long-term outcome from occipito-cervical fusion for Ehlers-Danlos hypermobility.


10:40 Nicholas Higgins Cambridge (UK)

Do you miss anything in Chiari patients if you ignore cranial venous outflow?


11.00 Coffee break: Trade exhibition


11:30 Round table discussion


Session 5 - Hindbrain-related and primary spinal syringomyelia


Session 6 - Case Consultations


14:00 Case consultations session *

Delegates are invited to present anonymised cases, which are clinically challenging or otherwise instructive, to a panel of international



16.00 Close of academic proceedings


Free time. Visit Birmingham’s museums, shops, bars & restaurants


Jump to Thursday July 19





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.