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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 Meeting Conference 2024

It is with much regret that we wish to announce, that due to operational difficulties, we are unable to host the SRHSB 2024 Annual Conference for the planned dates of June 26-June 29 2024.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused, but we are looking to hold the conference later in the year and as soon as we have confirmed dates, venue and meeting program we will announce details with a call for conference meeting Abstracts.

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!

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.

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 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!

We are very pleased to announce our SRHSB Conference 2023 prize-winners for their excellent conference talks:

  • Ms Romilly Hayward and Niamh Heneghan (Imperial College, London, UK) – The only National Adult Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Clinic in the UK; SRHSB Best Basic Clinical Prize Talk
  • Mr Javier Lόpez de San Sebastián (University of Malaga, Spain) – Testing exosomes as a treatment for posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus; SRHSB Best Basic Science Talk
  • Dr John Pooley (University of Bristol, UK) – Choroid plexus genome manipulation by intracerebroventricular injection of AAV carrying CRISPR/Cas9; SRHSB President’s Prize Talk

Our warmest congratulations to you all for your outstanding presentations!

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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 2023 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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