Global Webinar Series 2020-2021

Global Webinar Series 2021-2022

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President’s Address

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

In these challenging times, we hope that you, your family and colleagues are all safe. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in ways that are still challenging to fully comprehend. COVID-19 has caused death and disability with both massive societal and personal hardships. While we look forward to the eventual return to a more stable and normal time, there remains uncertainty regarding when that will occur.

Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the way we currently approach travel and education. As a result, this year the Annual Hydrocephalus Society Meeting, scheduled for Gothenburg, Sweden, was postponed until September 2021.

We all feel the void left by the necessity associated with postponement of the Gothenburg meeting. The Hydrocephalus Society Board of Directors, after consulting with our community, has developed a virtual scientific and educational program consisting of six webinars dealing with idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH) to provide hydrocephalus-related educational opportunities.

The Hydrocephalus Society Global Webinar Series on iNPH 2020-2021 will consist of six 60-minute webinars occurring monthly between the 20th of November 2020 and the 24th of April 2021. The timing of the webinars varies from month to month to allow a rotation of favorable European, Asian and American time zones.

These webinars will draw on the clinical and scientific expertise of experts in the field of iNPH and will be provided completely free of charge. These sessions are open to a worldwide audience with preregistration required. This webinar program has been accredited by the EACCME. The webinars will eventually be available on the Hydrocephalus Society website.

Your involvement in the Hydrocephalus Society is very important to all of us. Until we meet again in the real world, let’s connect online and declare our presence together with this exciting educational opportunity.

On behalf of the Hydrocephalus Society Board, Mark Hamilton, President

The Hydrocephalus Society is delighted to announce the Hydrocephalus Society Global Webinar Series on iNPH 2020-2021! A series of 6 monthly webinars will take place, beginning from November 2020 until April 2021. In these challenging times, our duty is to support our community in all ways possible. For this reason, the Hydrocephalus Society board of directors has decided to provide the webinars completely free of charge. We have structured the webinars to favor the European, Asian and American time zones by turns. Registration and more information will become available very soon!


Official Language of the Meeting

The official Language of the Webinar is English.

EACCME Accreditation

EACCME: The Hydrocephalus Society Global Webinar Series on iNPH 2020-2021 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 1 European CME credits per webinar. (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

Certificate of attendance

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for each webinar.


 Each webinar has a duration of 60 minutes.


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Part 1 – Clinical Work-up

20 November 2020

Uwe Kehler
Mats Tullberg

1. When should we suspect iNPH? (Intro, epidemiology)
Mark Hamilton
2. Which are the typical clinical symptoms? The clinical syndrome of iNPH: gait & balance, cognition, urinary
Giorgio Palandri
3. The typical radiological picture. CT, MR
Karin Kockum


Part 2 – Diagnosing iNPH, differential diagnoses and comorbidities

12 December 2020

Laurence Watkins
Giorgio Palandri

1. The most important clinical iNPH mimics and co-morbidities (Movement disorders, AD/other dementias, cerebrovascular disease etc) and how to handle these
Mats Tullberg
2. Diagnostic algorithm (Clinical syndrome including atypical features + MR/CT)
Uwe Kehler


Part 3 – Decision for shunt surgery. The role of predictive tests and biomarkers

15 January 2021

Mark Hamilton
Mats Tullberg

1. Predictive value of clinical and radiological features
Jan Malm
2. The role of ancillary tests (CSF TT, ELD, Infusion tests, ICP monitoring)
Eric Schmidt


Part 4 – Treatment

27 February 2021

Giorgio Palandri
Uwe Kehler

1. Hydrocephalus shunt-valves
Ahmed Thoma
2. Ventriculoperitoneal and ventriculoatrial shunts
Mark Hamilton
3. Lumboperitoneal shunts
Madoka Nakajima
4. ETV in NPH
Richard Edwards


Part 5 – Complications and how to handle them 

19 March 2021

Lawrence Watkins
Mats Tullberg

1. Infections. Antibiotics impregnated catheters
Mark Hamilton
2. Shunt failure/Shunt obstruction
Giorgio Palandri
3. Overdrainage
Uwe Kehler


Part 6 – Outcome

24 April 2021

Mark Hamilton
Mats Tullberg

1. Clinical symtoms, short- and long-term
Kerstin Andren
2. HRQoL, mortality, cost-effectiveness
Mats Tullberg
3. When is reprogramming of an adjustable valve indicated?
Laurence Watkins