HCRN’s Chevis Shannon Kicks Off AANS/CNS Pediatric Section Talks

HCRN was well represented at the recent AANS/CNS Pediatric Section meeting in St Louis, Nov 27 – 30. Chevis Shannon, from the Alabama center had the honor of giving the first talk of the conference. This is always the coveted position right after the opening ceremony, with the highest attendance. She described their experience identifying potential sources of infection in shunt surgery. Dr Whitehead from Texas Children’s gave a talk describing the findings from his HCRN ultrasound study. Interestingly he is the first to show that catheters commonly move from their initial position in the ventricle. This met with considerable interest during and after the meeting. Dr Riva-Cambrin and a Utah resident Dr Sarah Garber presented a paper on 4th ventricle shunts. Dr Wellons along with UAB resident Rob Naftel presented work on sociodemographics and shunt failure from the Birmingham center.

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