On July 8 and 9, 2011, CSF proudly sponsored the first CSF Hydrodynamics Symposium in Zurich, Switzerland. The Symposium was held at ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, a leading international university for technology and the study of natural science. ETH Zurich regularly appears at the top of international rankings as one of the best universities in the world. 21 Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zurich, underlining the excellent reputation of the institute.
This engineering and physics symposium was attended by about 45 invitees, and featured 25 speakers from all over the world to present their research on topics focused on the motion of cerebrospinal fluid. The Symposium was organized by Dr. Vartan Kurtcuoglu (ETH Zurich), Dr. Dimos Poulikakos (ETH Zurich), and Dr. Frank Loth (University of Akron and CSF SEA Board Executive Committee member).
The topics discussed involved experimental and computational methods to better understand the normal physiology and diseases related to CSF motion, such as Chiari malformation, syringomyelia and hydrocephalus. The focus of the Symposium was on modeling and how it can help, rather than on clinical solutions, and after each presentation, a spirited discussion was held with the speakers further explaining and often defending their results.
All the presentations were video recorded and the link is posted below in order to maximize exposure of the symposium research ideas. CSF's sponsorship was made possible by a generous grant from the Monkton Institute.