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"Consensus Conference on Clinical Hydrocephalus in Children"

Friday, September 20th   Webcast Begins at 7:50am  

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September 20, 2013 LIVE CME Webcast

“Consensus Conference on Clinical Hydrocephalus in Children”
 Friday, September 20th  8:00-4:30p.m. 


John Kestle, MD
Professor and Head, Department of Surgery
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Paul Leliefeld, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurosurgery
University Medical Centre Utrecht, The Netherlands
Dave Limbrick, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Cynthia Oritnau, MD
Instructor of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Mark Souwdaine, MD
Professor of Neurological Surgery in Clinical Pediatrics
Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
Leslie Sutton, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
Ben Warf, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Children's Hospital of Boston, MA
Planners and Speakers Disclosure Information: 
Ben Warf, MD, David Limbrick, MD, PhD, Cynthia Ortinau, MD, Leslie Sutton, MD and Paul Leilefeld MD, PhD

  • Does not intend to discuss commercial products or services.
  • Does not intend to discuss non-FDA approved uses of products/providers of services.
  • Does not have any financial arrangements or affiliations relevant to this topic

     John Kestle, MD: Will discuss commercial products and services

    Mark Souwdaine, MD: has financial arrangements or affiliations with Aesculap Advisory Council related to Endoscopy R&D.


    Children's of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Children's of Alabama designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  


    Upon completion of this live internet activity, participants will be able to:

    1.         Describe the pathophysiology and pathology of hydrocephalus and its effects on the brain.
    2.       Describe the current treatments and paradigms used to address childhood hydrocephalus.
    3.       Describe the etiologies, diagnosis and treatments of hypertensive hydrocephalus.
    4.       Describe how CSF analysis can be used to predict the amount of brain injury incurred and what outcomes might be expected.
    5.       Describe the mechanisms and treatment of childhood IVH due to prematurity.
    6.       Describe the viewpoints on the technique of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt placement.
    7.       Describe the preoperative evaluation and operative technique of endoscopic third ventriculostomy.
    8.       Describe the MOMS study and its effects on treatment of childhood hydrocephalus.
    9.       Explain the notion of arrested hydrocephalus and its diagnosis and treatment.
    10.     Describe the differences between arrested hydrocephalus and slowly progressive hydrocephalus.





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