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Submitted by quentincollier on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:00am

International Hydrocephalus Congress Coming to Canada in September

For the first time since its inception, the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders (ISHCSF) is holding it annual congress in Canada – and Banff will be hosting the world September 17-21.

The seventh meeting of the society brings together neurologists, neurosurgeons, geriatricians and a host of other professionals who have in interest in the condition – which is caused by excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulating in the brain.

“This meeting will be of interest for anybody who’s looking after patients with hydrocephalus, and the symptoms that go along with that — dementia, gait difficulties — in pediatrics and adults,” says congress president Dr. Mark Hamilton (pictured right).

“Hydrocephalus is a treatable cause of dementia,” says Dr. Hamilton. “It's life-threatening for some, but also quality-of-life-threatening for many.”

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Movement Disorders Program

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences, in partnership with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary invite applications for a full-time academic position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to serve as the Clinical Leader of the Movement Disorders Program.

Please click here for details about the position.


Check out the QuICR site!

QuICR is a province-wide stroke program that aims to improve stroke outcomes through rapid clinical and neuromuscular imaging evaluation combined with fast treatment. 

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Movement Disorders Symposium 


Coombs Theatre FMC, 8am to noon

Guest speakers:

  • Dr Anthony Lang, University of Toronto
  • Dr Alberto Espay, University of Cincinnati
  • Dr Joseph Jankovic, Baylor College of Medicine

Topics: Parkinson’s disease, Tourette Syndrome, Psychogenic Movement Disorders, plus clinical case presentations of other interesting movement disorders.

Click here for poster

Audio Podcast:
Family Caregivers Unite

DCNS neurologist Dr. Michael Hill is interviewed by Dr. Gordon Atherley for the Family Caregivers Unite podcast series.

To view other podcasts in this series, click here.