Scientific Program & Video Proceedings

Complete Scientific Program & Abstracts (pdf)


Video Proceedings (all)

The scientific presentations of this symposium were video recorded and released for public viewing through generous sponsorship from the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation, which was made possible by the support of The Monkton Institute.


Scientific Program, Day 1 — Monday, July 1st, 2019

Session 1: Plenary Lecture

CSF dynamics in individuals with CSF circulation disorders. Per Kristain Eide, Norway.


Session 2

Power and limit of MRI to investigate CSF and cerebral blood flows. Olivier Balédent, France

Physiological drivers of fluid flow in the spinal subarachnoid space and spinal cord. Marcus Stoodley, Australia.


Session 3

Revised concepts of CSF dynamics facilitated by real-time flow MRI. Steffi Dreha-kulaczewski, Germany.

CSF flow during respiration is influenced by both thoracic and abdominal pressures. Lynne Bilston, Australia.


Session 4

MRI of rat brain perivascular network shows connectivity to ventricles. Malissa Sartinoranont, USA.

CSF dynamics in perivascular spaces: flow mechanisms and characteristics. Douglas Kelley, USA.

Convective influx/glymphatic system. Tracers injected into the CSF enter and leave the brain along separate periarterial basement membrane pathways. Roxane Carare, UK.


Session 5

Flow resistance of the branched networks of cerebral perivascular spaces. Keith Sharp, USA.

CSF dynamics: modeling, clinical measurements and is it abnormal in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus compared to healthy? Anders Eklund, Sweden.

Uncertainty quantification of parenchymal tracer distribution using random diffusion and convective velocity fields. Marie E. Rognes, Norway.



Scientific Program, Day 2 — Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Session 6: Plenary Lecture

CSF production – now with cotransport of water. Nanna MacAulay, Denmark.


Session 7

In vitro modeling of cerebrospinal fluid solute transport. Bryn Martin, USA.

Intracranial pressure elevation alters CSF clearance pathways. Vegard Vinje, Norway.


Session 8

Imaging and modeling glymphatic responses after diabetes. Quang Jiang, USA.

A general, consolidated pipeline for investigating the trajectory of alzheimer’s disease: insight into the underlying mechanisms of the neurovascular unit indifferent regions of the brain. John Vardakis, UK.


Session 9

Dependence of intracranial pressure on pressures in other body compartments. Vartan Kurtcuoglu, Switzerland.

Cranial pulse modulation: from blood flow to drug delivery. Mark Luciano, USA.


Session 10

Exploring the trans-mantle pressure gradient in hydrocephalus. Harold Rekate, USA.

Exploring the cerebrospinal fluid dynamics of the American alligator. Bruce A. Young, USA.