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• President's Welcome Address •


Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to invite you to the Ninth Meeting of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders (Hydrocephalus 2017) in Kobe, Japan on September 23-25, 2017. The annual meeting is the largest meeting worldwide, dedicated to research into hydrocephalus and related disorders and is expected to attract between 300-400 delegates sharing all a high interest in the field.

Hydrocephalus 2017 will cover a full range of CSF disorders affecting both children and adults. In recent years, idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus has been particularly heightened as a treatable cause of cognitive impairment and falls in the elderly, and will be an important topic of the meeting. You can participate in very active discussion, watch keynote lectures by the world’s experts and presentations with all the latest advances of hydrocephalus and CSF disorders.

Kobe City, known for its port, the largest in the country, and its exotic atmosphere, is one of the most important leading cities in culture and technology in Japan. Located in the centre of the country, Kobe is a part of Kansai area along with the historical cities of Kyoto, Nara, Himeji and the economic hub city of Osaka. These cities are easily reached, only an hour away from Kobe. Kobe International Conference Center is part of the techno-park in Kobe Port Island, where universities and research institutes are located.

Two satellite symposia will accompany the main Meeting programme. On September 22, the satellite Educational Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Symposium will take place to raise awareness and update knowledge amongst clinicians of the growing importance of NPH. On September 26, our colleagues and members will be welcome to join the International Hydrocephalus Imaging Working Group (IHIWG). IHIWG members are neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and physicists.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Kobe in September 2017!


Best Regards,

Etsuro Mori, MD, PhD
President, Hydrocephalus 2017, Kobe