CONSENSUS MEETING: reykjavik - ICELAND, June 20-21, 2015

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An International Consensus Meeting on the Posterior Fossa Syndrome and Cerebellar Mutism will be hosted by the Posterior Fossa Society on 20th-21st of June 2015 in Reykjavík, Iceland. The venue is Harpa, a brand new conference center down by the harbor in the heart of the city.


Children's Brain Tumor Research Centre, Nottingham, UK

keynote SPEAKERS

Coriene Catsman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Head of the Department of Paediatric Neurology,  ErasmusMC-Sophia, the Netherlands                                                        Robert Keating, MD. Professor and Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children's National, Washington, DC, USA                                                                                          Jeremy Schmahmann, MD. Professor of Neurology, Dir. of MGH Ataxia Unit & Lab. for Neuroanatomy and Cerebellar Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA Peter Mariën, PhD. Professor of Neurolinguistics, Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen, Belgium                                                                                                                                       David Walker, MD. Professor of Pediatric Oncology, Co-Director of the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, Nottingham, UK                                                                   Karin Walsh, PsyD, Assistant Professor, Neuropsychologist, Brain Tumor Long Term Follow-Up Clinic, Children’s National, Washington DC, USA                              Stephanie Puget MD, Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades in Paris, France and Christelle Dufour MD, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Oncology, Gustave Roussy Institute, Villejuif, France


a) Create formal definitions of cerebellar mutism and the posterior fossa syndrome                                                                                                                                                                       b) Agree upon standardized methods of diagnosing these conditions                                                                                                                                                                                                  c)  Agree upon standardized methods of monitoring acute and late sequelae


(Friday June 19:             Blue Lagoon, board meeting)
Saturday June 20:    Keynote speakers, current studies/free papers, working groups, open discussion, gala dinner                                                                      Sunday June 21:        Keynote speakers, open discussion, consensus statements, closing, board meeting
(Monday June 22:          Excursion day 1 - Seljalandsfoss - waterfall, Reynisfjara - exotic beach, Jökulsárlón - boat trip on a glacier lagoon)
(Tuesday June 23:          Excursion day 2 - Mýrdalsjökull - glacier trip on snowmobiles, Gullfoss - Europe's largest waterfall, Geysir, Þingvellir - national park)

Link to full program, keynotes and abstracts


Registration is open to all professionals (doctors, nurses, psychologists, linguists, speech pathologists, neuroscientists etc.) who are directly involved in clinical care and/or research on patients with CM/PFS. The meeting is restricted to 40 participants, and number of available spots is limited. Clik here to register


A follow-up topic-specific meeting is due in 2016, where the focus will be on how to avoid the condition (pathophysiological mechanisms, risk factors, surgery and other treatment options, interventions etc.).