Hydrocephalus 2013 Athens, the Fifth Meeting of the International Society of Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders (ISHCSF) will take place June 29 – July 2, 2013, at the Athenaeum InterContinental Athens Hotel, on the mainland of Greece. On behalf of the Hellenic Neurosurgical Society, the Department of Neurosurgery at Virginia Commonwealth University and ISHCSF, we warmly welcome you to join us.
The first pre-historic settlement was constructed in 3000 BC around the hill of Acropolis where the King of Athens, Theseus unified the ten tribes of early Athens into one kingdom. This process of synoikismos – bringing together in one home – is the theme of this year’s conference which colleagues from all around the world with wide-ranging research interests and expertise in the management of hydrocephalus and CSF disorders will come together in one home, Athens. We will focus on both adult and pediatric hydrocephalus through our attendees, presenters and international faculty. The meeting will present the latest advances in the basic, clinical and translational sciences as they evolve toward a more complete understanding of hydrocephalus and CSF disorders with the overall goal of promoting the best possible care for patients. In addition, we will provide unique opportunities to future leaders of the field, who are the young investigators.
Athens. Modern Greek Athínai, Ancient Greek Athēnai is the historic city and capital of Greece where the city’s values acquired a universal significance starting from the “Golden Age of Pericles”. The Acropolis of Athens (5th c. B.C), the ancient citadel of the city is surrounded by sacred temples and ancient theatres which are the glories of Classical Greece. At the foot of the Acropolis, you will be welcomed by the restored neoclassical homes, pedestrianized streets, shops and restaurants where delicious Greek cuisine which was founded on the Mediterranean flavors of olive oil and fish is served. If you want to relax by the tranquil turquoise waters, then the magnificent Crete and the Aegean Islands will be your next destination.
We look forward to seeing you in Athens.
Gunes Ayse Aygok