Symposium 2017

 

 

1st Annual Cedars-Sinai Intracranial Hypotension Symposium:

This full-day multidisciplinary Symposium hosted by Cedars-Sinai in partnership with Spinal CSF Leak Foundation was a huge success! It brought together clinicians, researchers and patients to share and learn about the latest advances in diagnostics and treatments of this underdiagnosed, disabling but treatable secondary headache disorder. There was ample opportunity to interact and share experiences. We hope that this event has helped to elevate awareness and interest in the medical community, stimulate further research and reduce the burden of suffering for patients and their loved ones. Planning for 2018 has begun!
 

Partial funding for this conference was made possible by
grant # 1R13NS098717-01 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
We also wish to thank the following exhibitors for their participation:
I.M.D, Inc.
Synergy Medical Corporation

 

Professional track sessions:

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Morris Levin, MD
Professor of Neurology; Director, Headache Center
UCSF Department of Neurology, San Francisco, CA
Differential Diagnosis of Orthostatic Headache
 
 
 
 

 
 

Stephen Silberstein, MD
Professor of Neurology; Director, Jefferson Headache Center
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Mechanisms of Headache in Intracranial Hypotension
 
 
 
 

 
 

Clair Francomano, MD
Adult Genetics; Harvey Institute for Human Genetics
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue – Joint Hypermobility syndromes
 
 
 

 
 

M. Marcel Maya, MD
Co-chair, Department of Imaging;
S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center
Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA
Current Approach to Cranial and Spinal Imaging
 
 
 

 
 

Wouter Schievink, MD, Course Director
Professor of Neurosurgery; Director, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Program; Director, Vascular Neurosurgery Program
Department of Neurosurgery
Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA
Serious Complications of Intracranial Hypotension
 
 

 
Developments in Surgical Approaches
 

 
 

Peter G. Kranz, MD
Associate Professor of Neuroradiology; Department of Neuroradiology
Duke University, Durham, NC
Wouter Schievink, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery; Director, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Program; Director, Vascular Neurosurgery Program
Department of Neurosurgery
Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA
Rebound Intracranial Hypertension
 

 
 

Charles Louy, PhD, MD, MBA
Medical Director, Inpatient Pain Service; Medical Director, Pediatric Pain Service; Associate Program Director, Pain Management Fellowship; Department of Anesthesiology
Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA
M. Marcel Maya, MD
Co-chair, Department of Imaging; S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center
Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA
Current & Evolving Percutaneous Treatment Approaches: Cedars-Sinai
 

 
 

Linda Gray-Leithe, MD – and – Peter G. Kranz, MD
(both) Associate Professors of Radiology, Department of Neuroradiology
Duke University, Durham, NC
Current & Evolving Percutaneous Treatment Approaches: Duke
 

 
 

Patient + caregiver track sessions with slide sets:

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Wouter Schievink, MD, Course Director
Professor of Neurosurgery; Director, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Program; Director, Vascular Neurosurgery Program
Department of Neurosurgery
Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA
Update on Intracranial Hypotension for Patients
 
 
 

 


Connie Deline, MD, Course Director
Intracranial Hypotension Patient
Co-founder and VP, Spinal CSF Leak Foundation
Camp Hill, PA
Integrative Approach for Patients with Intracranial Hypotension – part 1
 
 
 

Integrative Approach for Patients with Intracranial Hypotension – part 2

 

 


James Shea, PhD, JD
Social Security Disability Law
Law Office of James P. Shea, Los Angeles, CA
Navigating the Social Security Disability and Long Term Disability Process
 
 
 

 


Michael Zetz, DDS
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (retired)
President, Spinal CSF Leak Foundation
Charleston, SC
On Being the Spouse of a Spinal CSF Leak Patient
 
 
 

 


Laura Freed, MPT
Intracranial Hypotension Patient
Owner, Apex Physical Therapy, Parkersburg, WV
Sensible Physical Restrictions after Epidural Patching Procedures or Surgery
 
 
 

 
 

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