Jun 16 2018
Jun 16 2018: 7:30am–5:00pm

Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders Symposium

Brain & Spine

Lifespan and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, in collaboration with Neurosurgery Foundation Inc., will present the 3rd Annual Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders Symposium on Saturday, June 16, 2018. This year's focus is "Connective Tissue Syndromes and Manifestations of Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders of the Brain and Spine: If You Cannot Connect the Issues, Think of Connective Tissues."

Participants will learn to:

  • Recognize the relevance of connective tissue syndromes, in particular Ehlers-Danlos-Syndrome, as overlooked conditions in patients with complex neurological symptoms 
  • Promote the concept and understanding of neurological cranial and spinal manifestations in connective tissue disorders 
  • Report the treatment options of pain, physical therapy and surgical options and the outcome of surgical interventions  
  • Discuss the recent research findings (including translational equine studies) to support the neurological manifestations and the surgical treatment options  
  • Describe how the neurological manifestations (i.e. Chiari malformation, craniocervical and spinal instability and occult tethered cord) and the pathophysiological link to deficient collagen, hypermobility, unstable vertebra, early disk disease, and an aroused immune system.

Continuing medical education credits will be available.

For more information please see the event flyer, contact The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, CME Office at 401-863-2871 or email Andrea_Goldstein@Brown.edu.


The registration fee will be waived for researchers, residents, fellows, and medical students, but registration is required. Space is limited at the conference.

Registration is $75 for health care professionals. The conference registration fee includes breakfast, breaks, lunch, access to an online syllabus, and on-site parking.

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