The ISHCSF was inaugurated in September 2008 and registered as a nonprofit organization in December of the same year. From the beginning, its mission has been to advance the art and science of the field of clinical care and research in hydrocephalus and CSF disorders, and thereby promote the best possible care for patients with these disorders. You are encouraged to join the Society to promote international exchanges, worldwide representation, and stimulating research and debate. Our successful meetings took place in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2006, Hannover, Germany, in 2008, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, in 2009, Crete, Greece, in 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2011, Kyoto, Japan in 2012, Athens, Greece, in 2013, Bristol, England, in 2014, Banff, Canada, in 2015 and Cartagena, Colombia, in 2016 and Kobe, Japan, in 2017.
ISHCSF has entered into a partnership with BioMed Central’s open access journal Fluids and Barriers of the CNS (FBCNS), in which FBCNS is now an official journal of our Society. The open access publishing model provides articles for free to the general public as well as scientists, clinicians and other healthcare practitioners throughout the world. FBCNS provides a dedicated avenue for the dissemination of research into all molecular, physiological and pharmacological aspects of brain fluids and barrier systems and their role in neurological disorders.