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SRHSB MISSION STATEMENT:
To foster knowledge, understanding and research into prevention, treatment and management of all aspects of hydrocephalus and spina bifida.

Welcome from the President of the Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida

SRHSB Annual Meeting 2022

We are pleased to provide an updated report on the SRHSB Conference 2022, which was held online from Doha, September 29th-October 1st 2022. There were many outstanding contributions, from presenters in different continents, and some conference highlights are included in the report here: Conference Report

SRHSB Annual Meeting 2022 Prizewinner

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Sahar Da’as was awarded the President’s Prize for her outstanding talk on ‘Functional Precision Medicine Platform for Neurological Disorders’, and we extend our warmest congratulations to her on this achievement. Read more about Dr Da’as and her fascinating research work in the Conference Report.

World’s first stem cell treatment for spina bifida delivered during fetal surgery

Groundbreaking trial aims to reverse the paralysis and other abnormal functions of spina bifida before birth

Journal of visual experiments special collection

Current Methods and Techniques for the Study of Choroid Plexus and Cerebrospinal Fluid.

Spina Bifida Study Day - A one day conference for health professionals

23 November 2022A free course for clinical and nursing staff focusing on management of spina bifida and hydrocephalus and update on in utero surgery.

World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month and October 25 has been designated World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day by the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IFSBH).

The Waite Hydrocephalus Research Student Bursary

The Executive Committee of the SRHSB is delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural competition for the Waite Hydrocephalus Research Student Bursaries that have been so generously funded by Richard and Jennifer Waite.

Spring-Summer Newsletter 2022

The Spring-Summer Newsletter 2022 is now available!

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Annual Conferences

We are pleased to provide an updated report on the SRHSB Conference 2022, which was held online from Doha, September 29th-October 1st 2022. There were many outstanding contributions, from presenters in different continents, and some conference highlights are included in the report here: Conference Report

The conference-submitted Abstracts are provided here: Abstracts

The final conference program is provided here: Final Conference Program

We thank all presenters for their excellent talks, which stimulated broad clinical and research interest, and contributed very positively to the success of the meeting.

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Sahar Da’as was awarded the President’s Prize for her outstanding talk on ‘Functional Precision Medicine Platform for Neurological Disorders’, and we extend our warmest congratulations to her on this achievement. Read more about Dr Da’as and her fascinating research work in the Conference Report.

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The Waite Hydrocephalus Research Student Bursary

Through the generosity and support of the Waite family to SRHSB, the Waite Hydrocephalus Research Student Bursary 2022 will offer support to students undertaking research projects in the areas of hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida, expected to be conducted over the summer vacation period.

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SRHSB/Integra Graduate Travelling Fellowship Program

Through the generosity of an Integra Educational grant, this SRHSB/Integra Program will support travelling fellowships for young graduate scientists, both basic and clinical, to visit international centres of research excellence in the broad field of CSF function, hydrocephalus, and neural tube defects.

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Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust (Harry’s HAT)

Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust Student Research Bursary

SRHSB is excited to announce a new partnership with Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust with a new award to support a student project supporting the joint aims and objectives of Harry’s HAT and SRHSB.

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The Norman Guthkelch Award

The Norman Guthkelch Award is an award of £1500 GBP to be received by a student in training or an early career investigator who is conducting research in the area of hydrocephalus and neural tube defects including spina bifida.

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Casey Holter

The Casey Holter Lectureship and Essay Prize

The Casey Holter Lectureship is offered to a person of international eminence in a field of relevance to hydrocephalus or spina bifida to deliver a special lecture.

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The Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida (SRHSB) was founded in 1956 by a group of physicians and surgeons interested in developing treatments for the conditions. You can support us by making a donation. 

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