The PFS Meeting Programme

The 2nd Posterior Fossa Society Meeting
Satellite to ISPNO, Liverpool on June 12th, 2016
9.00-9.10h Welcome
Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets, Paediatric Neurologist, ErasmusMC/Sophia Children’s
Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Diagnosis, Risk, Surgery, Prevention
9.05h- 9.45h
What is CMS and can we calculate the risk in individual children: Results of the
Delphi Consensus meeting
Thora Gudrunardottir MD, Researcher, Hillerød Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
9.45h- 10.05h: A new clinical scoring scale for postoperative paediatric CMS
Professor Stephanie Puget, Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Necker Enfants
Malades Hospital, Paris, France
10.05- 10.35 Pre-operative risk stratification of CMS in children with a posterior fossa tumour
Prof David Walker, Paediotric Oncologist, Children's Brain Tumour Research
Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
10.35h- 11.00:
Are disturbances of fluid and electrolyte balance risk factors for Cerebellar Mutism Syndrome?
Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets, Associate Professor, ErasmusMC/Sophia
Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
11.00-11.30h: Coffee break
11.30h- 12.30h Round table: The neurosurgical point of view; insights on avoidance Cerebellar
Mutism Syndrome in children with cerebellar tumour.
Professor Jeffrey H. Wisoff, neurosurgeon, NYU Langone Medical Center and
Professor Robert F. Keating, neurosurgeon, Children’s National Medical Center,
George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Professor Stephanie Puget, neurosurgeon, Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery,
Necker Enfants Malades Hospital, Paris, France
12.30h-13.30h Lunch break
Treatment of CMS
13.30- 14.00h Speech motor disorder associated with PFS
Assoc. Prof. Angela T. Morgan, Director Neuroscience of Speech Group, Murdoch Childrens
Research Institute and Director of Research and Teaching in Speech Pathology, University of
Melbourne, Australia
14.00h- 14.30h: Is there any room for pharmacological treatment in pediatric postoperative PMS?
Dr Alvaro Lassaletta, Paediatric Neurooncologist, Dept of Neuro-oncology. The Hospital for
Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
14.30- 15.00: Long term outcome of PFS patients
Elizabeth M. Wells, MD, MHS, Medical Director, Inpatient Neurology Neuroscience Medical
Unit Director, Brain Tumor Institute, Children's National Health System
15.00h-15.30h: Functional imaging and outcome in children after cerebellar tumour treatment.
Dr Nikky Pitchford, Phd; School of Psychology, University of Nottingham; University
Nottingham UK.
15.30-15.45 Tea break
15.45-17.00h: Free papers
17.00-18.00h: Annual general Meeting of the Posterior Fossa Society