Phone: +30 2310 257808
Department of Biological Engineering, The University of Idaho
Director – Neurophysiological Imaging and Modeling Laboratory (www.NIML.org)
Address : 875 Perimeter Drive MS 0904, Moscow, ID 83844-0904
Dr. Bryn Martin is an Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering and Director of the Neurophysiological Imaging and Modeling Laboratory (www.NIML.org) at The University of Idaho. Martin conducts clinical translational research that develops and applies advanced MR imaging, laboratory bench-top experiments and computational modeling techniques to investigate the pathophysiology of CNS disorders from a hydrodynamic and biomechanical perspective and develop related medical technologies. Prior to joining The University of Idaho, Dr. Martin served as Director of the Conquer Chiari Research Center at the University of Akron (2012-15), completed post-doctoral training at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (2009-12) and earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (2008). Martin has been employed in a number of medical device companies and is an active medtech inventor and consultant. He serves on a number of international research committees in the field of cerebrospinal fluid dynamics and CNS diseases.
Daniele Rigamonti M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chief Executive Officer, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare
Salisbury Family Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor Department of Neurosurgery
Professor of Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Molecular Sciences
Professor of Radiology
Dr. Rigamonti received his MD degree from Universita` Cattolica in Rome, Italy. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York and trained in neurovascular surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1987, Dr. Rigamonti moved to Baltimore at the University of Maryland where he became and became an associate professor of Neurosurgery. He joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1993 as the Director of the Cerebrovascular Program. Dr. Rigamonti directed the Hopkins Radiosurgery and Hydrocephalus programs for more than 10 years. In 2015 he became the Chief Medical Officer Officer at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH), a joint venture between Johns Hopkins Medicine and Saudi Aramco, a world leader in energy. Dr. Rigamonti is currently the Chief Executive of JHAH.
Dr. Rigamonti’s vascular research clarified the genetics, the MRI appearance, and the natural history of cavernous malformations. His work on spinal epidural abscesses elucidated their epidemiology, microbiology, and outcome. His work in Hydrocephalus and Pseudotumor Cerebri has impacted the diagnosis and surgical management of these conditions. In radiosurgery, he and his team analyzed the long-term outcome of radiosurgical management of benign and malignant brain tumors, and provided evidence leading to better treatment choices. For the last several years Dr. Rigamonti has focused his interest on how to successfully tackle the healthcare challenges posed by chronic diseases with the goal of providing effective medical services at a cost that societies can sustain.
Hazel Jones is Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, King’s College London and lately Courtesy Research Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Florida. She received a BSc degree in Physiology (University College London), MSc in pharmacology (Oxford) and PhD in Zoology (University of Hull).
From 1991 she was Research Professor at the University of Florida. During her career she researched on comparative and developmental aspects of cerebrospinal fluid circulation, developmental aspects of the blood-brain barrier and brain electrolyte homeostasis, and on rodent models of inherited congenital hydrocephalus.
In 2004 she returned to the UK and started as Editor in Chief of the journal Fluids and Barriers of the CNS (previously Cerebrospinal Fluid Research).
Professional title: Professor of Neurosurgery
Organization: Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary
Address: Division of Neurosurgery, Foothills Hospital, 12th Floor, 1403 – 29th Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2T9, Canada
Dr. Hamilton graduated from McGill University Medical School in 1983. He did his Neurosurgery Residency at the University of Calgary and received his FRCSC in 1991. He did Fellowship training in cerebrovascular, skull base and pediatric Neurosurgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona and joined the University of Calgary Department of Clinical Neurosciences in 1994 where he is currently a Professor of Neurosurgery with additional appointments in the Department of Surgery and the Department of Pediatrics. He was the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery from 2002-2011 and is the current Director of the Neurosurgical Oncology Program. Dr. Hamilton established the University of Calgary Adult Hydrocephalus Program and started the University of Calgary Adult Hydrocephalus Clinic in 2008. Dr. Hamilton is the Chair of the Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (AHCRN), President-Elect of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders (ISHCSF) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) and the Medical Advisory Board (MAB) of HA. He was recently the Congress President for “Hydrocephalus 2015” the 7th annual meeting of the ISHCSF held in Banff, Alberta. His main clinical and research interests are the diagnosis and management of hydrocephalus in adults and clinical trials in management of patients with malignant brain tumors.
Associate Professor, Senior Consultant in Neurology, Department of Neurology, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Former Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Former Head of the Department of Ophtalmology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Former president, Nordic Hydrocephalus Academy
Editorial board member: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
Research focus on pathophysiological, diagnostic and clinical aspects of Hydrocephalus, specifically Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), other CSF dynamic and neurodegenerative CNS disorders.
The thesis, “White matter pathology in normal pressure hydrocephalus and subcortical arteriosclerotic encephalopathy. Clinical, CSF and MRI aspects” was defended in 2001 and followed by a year as post-doc at UC Davis, California.
Presently heading the Hydrocephalus research unit, Sahlgrenska Academy/Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
Several papers on CSF biomarkers and MR/neuroimaging changes characterising NPH and different neurodegenerative disorders such as subcortical vascular dementia have been published. Several studies have described pathophysiological, clinical, diagnostic and predictive aspects of NPH and associated co-morbidities. Recent studies have addressed the use CSF biochemical and MR perfusion methods for prediction of outcome after shunt therapy in NPH and the relationship to cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
34 peer review published papers.
Holding his B.S from the Medical School of Cluj-Napoca/Romania and Hamburg/German, in 1986, Prof. Dr. med. Uwe Kehler finished his residency in Medical University at Lübeck, Germany in 1992. Furthermore, he received his PhD-Thesis, entitled “Clinical and experimental contributions to endoscopy of the cerebral ventricles”, in 2000.
Today, Prof. Dr. Med. Uwe Kehler works as the Head of the Dept. of Neurosurgery of Asklepios Klinik in Altona, Hamburg. He is an expert on Brain Tumors, Microvascular Decompressions and Hydrocephalus while he is member in many global medical associations. From 1992 to 2001, he had been working as a Consultant, Dept. at the Medical University of Lübeck, Germany.
For the following 4 years, he continued his professional career as a Consultant in the University Hospital of Hamburg-Eppendorf. Prof. Dr. med. Uwe Kehler has organized plethora of conferences and workshops, contributing with his experience and knowledge in paramount hydrocephalus studies, while he is the co-Editor of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus in 2012 and with Chinese Edition in 2016.