On September 22, 2010, we launched the first meeting and educational series for the CSF Northwest Regional Chapter. We had a great showing of approximately 50 people from as close as Seattle and as far away as Yakima. The meeting included an overview of what CSF's mission was, as presented by Dorothy Poppe, how the chapter was formed in Seattle, as presented by Sheena LaShomb, and ended with a lecture on what Chiari and syringomyelia are, as presented by Dr. Richard Ellenbogen from Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Ellenbogen opened the floor to questions from the audience for over an hour. We are so pleased to have this collaborative effort with Dr. Ellenbogen and Harborview Medical Center in order to bring qualified professionals together with Chiari and syringomyelia patients.