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

SRHSB 66th Annual Meeting will be held online from Doha, September 29th-October 1st 2022. 

Updated Conference Program available here

SRHSB Annual Meeting November 2021

Following the excellent webinar where all the papers were fascinating and of a very high standard, we are delighted to announce the Prizewinners!

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!


Encourage international collaboration, gain
a wider knowledge of Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida and get involved as a new or experienced scientist by becoming a member!

Donate to our new Bursary Fund

The SRHSB has set up a fund to encourage new scientific investigators and trainee, clinical and nursing staff to apply for bursary support to attend future conferences.

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Benefits of membership

Encourage international collaboration, gain a wider knowledge of Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida and get involved as a new or experienced scientist by becoming a member!

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Annual Conferences

We are pleased to provide an updated program for our upcoming SRHSB Conference 2022, now to be held online from DohaSeptember 29th-October 1st 2022. Thank you to all authors for their abstract submissions. We look forward to their presentations at the conference, now scheduled in the updated program.

Updated Conference Program

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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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Become a sponsor

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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