Consider Chiari


considerchiari.jpg It is central to CSF's mission to not only educate patients and their families, but also the medical and allied health professionals who will treat them about Chiari, syringomyelia and related disorders. To help better educate professionals, CSF has developed the Consider Chiari campaign to better inform clinicians about best practices in diagnosis and care, improved treatment methods, and emerging research in the field that can help them in their clinical practices.


Through no fault of their own, many medical professionals are only vaguely acquainted with Chiari and the methods that exist to treat it. Some estimates say that it can take a patient an average of 6 years to recieve a proper diagnosis of Chiari malformation . CSF wants to help change this.

The objective of the Consider Chiari seminar series is to spark awareness, putting Chiari and related disorders on the radar of more medical professionals and to increase the likelihood that patients' needs will be met. We want people to Consider Chiari.

Upcoming Consider Chiari Seminars

2nd Annual Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders Symposium - Brown University (CME Eligible)
Saturday, June 17, 2017 | Topic: Cognitive Issues in CSF Disorders & Chiari
*Undergraduate and graduate students in health-related professions are encouraged to attend Consider Chiari seminars as a means of immersion to jump-start their clinical knowledge. If students in your program would be interested in attending a program, please contact Dorothy Poppe or Kaitlyn Esposito .

Check out past Consider Chiari seminars.


If you can, donate to the Consider Chiari educational fund. Your gift will help educate healthcare providers as well as families of patients to recognize the signs and symptoms and understand the best treatments. Just $25 helps to educate one medical professional at a Consider Chiari seminar. If you can't donate, introduce CSF and its world-renowned Scientific Education & Advisory Board to your own doctor and ask them how they can get involved.



We have hosted Consider Chiari lectures in the past, many of which offered Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. You can click through and actually watch each lecture in our videos under the CSF Educational Lecture Series.

C on sider Chiari Grand Rounds at Lutheran General in Chicago - Dr. John Ruge (CME)

Chiari Malformation & Syringomyelia at UNC Chapel Hill - Gretchen Delametter, CPNP-AC

Chiari Malformation: The Simple Gets Complicated at Johns Hopkins - Dr. Mark Luciano

State Farm Neighborhood Assist Sponsored Consider Chiari Symposium
Chiari Malformations: An Overview - Dr. Violette Recinos (CME)
Treatment of Chiari Malformations & Special Considerations - Dr. Krystal Tomei (CME)
Complex Chiari Malformation - Dr. Tsulee Chen (CME)
Syringomyelia - Dr. Charl Vorster (CME)

1st Annual Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders Symposium - Brown University
Welcome & Introduction - Dorothy Poppe & Dr. Petra Klinge (CME)
Diagnosis & Management of Slit Ventricle Syndrome - Dr. Harold Rekate (CME)
Current Management & Treatment of Tethered Cord & Syringomyelia - Dr. Petra Klinge (CME)
Fetal Management of Spina Bifida & Chiari - Dr. Francois Luks (CME)
Management of Spinal Deformity Associated with CSF Disorders - Dr. Craig Eberson (CME)
Aging & Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorder - Dr. Stephen Salloway (CME)
Brain Oscillations & the Assessment of Cognitive Function - Dr. Rebecca Burwell (CME)

Revised: 2/2017

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