The International Hydrocephalus Imaging Working Group (IHIWG) is an interdisciplinary group comprised of neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists, medical scientists and engineers aimed to advance understanding and treatment of hydrocephalus and related CSF disorders. IHIWG was originally founded in spring 2011 by Neurosurgeon, Hal Rekate, MD. Soon after, Neuroradiologist, Bill Bradley, MD, PhD, Biomedical Engineer, Bryn Martin, PhD, and Physiologist, Vartan Kurtcuoglu, PhD, joined the leadership team.
Since 2011, IHIWG symposiums have been held on a bi-annual basis in conjunction with the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders (ISHCSF) and the American Society for Neuroradiology (ASNR, CSF flow group).
The ad-hoc leadership committee is comprised of:
Neurosurgeon, Hal Rekate, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Neuroradiologist, Ari Blitz, University Hospitals – Cleveland Clinic
Biomedical Engineer, Bryn Martin, Alcyone Therapeutics and University of Idaho, Dept of Chemical and Biological Engineering
MR Physicist, Mark Wagshul, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Neuroscientist, Pat McAllister, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Physiologist, Vartan Kurtcuoglu, University of Zurich, Institute of Physiology
7th Bi-annual IHIWG Meeting, Spring 2014 in Montreal, CA