2022 ISPN Meeting

The 48th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN), which was to take place in Singapore in October 2020, has had to be postponed – twice -due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected all of us. We are finally pleased to inform you that the meeting will now take place in Singapore from 6-10 December 2022, and on behalf of the ISPN and the Local Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to Singapore for the meeting.

The annual scientific meeting of the ISPN is the venue for the exchange of scientific and medical information among pediatric neurosurgeons and research scientists for advancing the care of children with neurosurgical diseases and disorders. There will be many great opportunities for the sharing of the state-of-art advances and rapidly-advancing modern day management of neurosurgical illnesses in children. And very importantly after the travel restrictions imposed by the pandemic, we will finally have the chance to meet face to face, reunite with friends, and sit down together for drinks and great food and share stories!

Find more information here!

Abstract submission deadline: June 13, 2022


New NINDS NOSIs for Hydrocephalus Research Published!

We wanted to make you aware of two new Notices of Special Interest recently published by NINDS for hydrocephalus research with some changes from the previous Program Announcement. Both opportunities now allow for mechanistic clinical trials.

This is exciting news for hydrocephalus research! Good luck to all on grant submissions!

HA’s National Conference on Hydrocephalus (HA Connect 2022) will take place in Austin, TX, from July 14th-16th. We believe our Texas venue can be our largest yet, so please help us get the word out!

Reminder: We welcome researchers to attend.

Topic highlights:

  • The PI kickoff for the AHCRN Placebo-Controlled Effectiveness in INPH Shunting (PENS) Trial and an NPH patient-PI town hall.
  • 12 scientific research sessions – please see this flyer for information.
  • We are excited to have NASA panelists this year speaking about studying Hydrocephalus and ICP in space, and what can be gleaned from these studies!
  • We also will have a poster session showcasing the work of 10 young investigators who are joining the hydrocephalus research community.

Find more programmatic information and register here!

Medical professional HANDS members, please spread the word about this conference to your colleagues and patients.

We have drafted an editable letter in both English and Spanish that we are asking you to send to your patients via mail or email to let them know about the conference. The letter can be found here. We also have an Outreach Toolkit with social media graphics and a downloadable flyer that can be hung or distributed. Finally, we have conference postcards that can be placed in clinics for patients – if you would like a package of these please email me (noriana@hydroassoc.org).

If you could kindly also forward this post and the patient outreach letter to everyone who interfaces with patients in your practice so they can also help us reach the community, that would be immensely appreciated.