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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.

SRHSB Annual Conference 2024

We are delighted to announce that the Annual Conference of the SRHSB 2024 will be hosted in Manchester, on Wednesday September 4th – Friday 6th  2024. We have an exciting provisional programme with several international speakers covering a range of cross-disciplinary topics related to hydrocephalus, spina bifida, neural tube defects, CSF dynamics and glymphatics.

SRHSB Manchester Annual Conference

September 4th – 6th  2024

Thank you to all those who submitted abstracts for the SRHSB Manchester 2024 Conference and also Bursary/Fellowship applications. Applications are now closed.

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

SRHSB Annual Meeting Conference 2023

Thank you to all the speakers, delegates and participants at the SRHSB Stirling 2023 Meeting (July 6th – July 8th 2023) for all their contributions that made it such an insightful, informative and illuminating meeting that also stimulated lively debate!

Click below to find out about our SRHSB Conference 2023 prize-winners!

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.

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.

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SRHSB Annual Meeting Conference 2024

Conference registration is now open

We are delighted to announce that the Annual Conference of the SRHSB 2024 will be hosted in Manchester, on Wednesday September 4th – Friday 6th 2024. The venue is the Dalton Room in the Core Technology Facility (CTF), Grafton Street at the University of Manchester, UK. We have an exciting provisional programme with several international speakers covering a range of cross-disciplinary topics related to hydrocephalus, spina bifida, neural tube defects, CSF dynamics and glymphatics.

So please save the date, and join us at the SRHSB Manchester 2024 Conference meeting  for a wonderful opportunity to network with experts in the field, forge new collaborations, showcase your innovation research, gain and share knowledge that facilitates mechanistic understanding to help promote therapeutic advancement.

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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 2024 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 gratefully acknowledges the support and partnership with Harry’s Hydrocephalus Awareness Trust, which supported a student project in 2023, supporting the joint aims and objectives of Harry’s HAT and SRHSB. We are pleased to announce that the outcome of this project will be presented at the SRHSB Manchester 2024 Conference. 


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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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