HCRN was very involved in the recent Section meeting. There were four presentations by HCRN Investigators:
- Kulkarni, Abhaya: Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV) in Children: Prospective, Multicenter Results from the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN).
- Kestle, John: Results of a New HCRN Shunt Infection Protocol.
- Riva-Cambrin, Jay: Classifying Hydrocephalus Etiology in Children: A Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN) Inter-rater Reliability Study.
- Wellons, John: Shunting Outcomes in Post-Hemorrhagic Hydrocephalus (SOPHH): Evaluating Compliance to a Standardized Protocol and Surgeon Preference on Intervention Weight.
In addition, Dr. Jack Walker was honored with the 2014 Franc D. Ingraham Award for Distinguished Service and Achievement. This is a lifetime achievement award, which isn’t given out every year; it is only done when a deserving person is nominated.
Dr. Wellons and Dr. Kestle also gave talks that weren’t specifically on HCRN, but were closely tied to HCRN. They were directed at methods of multicenter collaboration in research.