The 61st Annual Meeting of our Society will be held in St. Louis, MO, USA from 21 June – 24 June 2017.
Detailed event information, including registration and an updated preliminary program, can be found here.

The meeting will continue our traditional focus and personable approach. In addition, for the first time we will join with another related organization, the International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS)  to expand our research dialogue, networking and personal interactions. The ICCS is a very active group with an international membership 2-3 times the size of the SRHSB. Because the ICCS shares our interest in spina bifida, we will have a full day, Friday June 23 2017, for combined presentations by members of both Societies. Thursday and Saturday mornings, June 22 and 24, respectively, will focus more on hydrocephalus.

We are also planning special sessions at the meeting on fetal treatments of neural tube defects and transition of care for patients with hydrocephalus and spina bifida. Our tradition of ‘The Outing’, when SRHSB members all join in a social outing together, will definitely be preserved. So attendance at the meeting will be a wonderful opportunity to make new acquaintances, develop new alliances and broaden our scientific horizons.

The full meeting announcement can be found hereSee you in St. Louis! 

Members of the local organizing committee:

  • James P. (Pat) McAllister, PhD
    President of the SRHSB and Professor of Neurosurgery, Washington University
  • Paul F. Austin, MD
    General Secretary of the ICCS, Associate Professor of Urologic Surgery and Director of Pediatric Urology Research, Washington University
  • David D. Limbrick, MD, PhD
    Neurosurgeon-in-Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics, Director of the Spina Bifida Program and the Parke-Reeves Spina Bifida Consortium, Washington University