The 56th Annual Meeting of the Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida (25-28th July 2012) was held at the University of York, Heslington, York.

Members of the local organizing committee:

Local Organising Committee

The local organising committee was headed by Miss Carole Sobkowiak and included Dr Roger Bayston, Waheed Ashraf, Mrs Rosemary Batchelor, Mrs Gill Yaz and Mrs Lyn Rylance.

Scientific Programme Overview

We were grateful to the University of York for hosting our meeting which opened on Thursday morning by Dr Jane Grenville, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University. Those you who arrived on Tuesday were able to choose from two pre-meetings on Wednesday morning: Experimental Hydrocephalus, and Clinical Case Reports. As usual we had some interesting presentations in the programme, and a Special Session on Vision and Perception. There was also a poster session and some free posters. Prizes were given for best oral presentation, best poster and a President’s Prize for best translational presentation.