Join us for our annual Conquer Chiari Walk Across America this September!

Join us for our 1st annual Strike Down Chiari National Bowling Tournament!

smiling friends

smiling friends

smiling friends

smiling friends

smiling friends

smiling friends

smiling friends

smiling friends

smiling friends

smiling friends

smiling friends

Chiari2022: A Day Of Hope

Chiari2022 was our first completely virtual open house highlighting advances in Chiari research. Please see below the Presentations from leading scientists and doctors, Education Posters and Research Posters. To stay up-to-date with upcoming events and research please Join Our Email List.

Video Presentations

Chiari Research Past, Present, Future
Richard Labuda, Founder and Executive Director of Conquer Chiari

The Quantitative Structure and Dynamic Nature of Chiari
Francis Loth, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering and Director of Conquer Chiari Research at Northeastern University

Cognitive & Emotional Impact of Chiari
Philip Allen, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Director of the CCRC at University of Akron

Morning Speaker Q&A
Richard Labuda
Francis Loth
Philip Allen

Preoperative Evaluation and Impact of Nuances in the Management of CMI
Robert Friedlander, MD, Chair Dept of Neurological Surgery, Walter E. Dandy Distinguished Professor at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Diagnosis, Management, and Implications of Comorbidities in Chiari Malformation
Petra Klinge, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery at Brown University

Diagnosis and Management of Chiari in Toddlers, Children, and Adolescents
Jeffery P. Greenfield, MD, PhD, Associate Professor New York- Presbyterian/Children's Hospital of New York/MSKCC Kids

Clinical Speaker Q&A
Dr. Robert Friedlander
Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield
Richard Labuda

Anatomy of Chiari: Evolving Research Targets
Jonathan Millard, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anatomy at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Note: This presentation includes the use of human cadavers for educational purposes)

Genetics of Chiari Malformations: Progress and Opportunities
Allison Ashley-Koch, PhD, Professor at Duke University Medical Center

Headache in Chiari I Malformation: An Appraisal with Real-time CSF Flow Imaging
Rafeeque Bhadelia, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School

Afternoon Speaker Q&A
Richard Labuda
Jonathan Millard
Allison Ashley-Koch
Rafeeque Bhadelia


Education Posters

Chiari & Weather

Chiari and Sleep

Talking About Chiari

Chiari1000 Results: How Do You Compare?

The 5mm Rule

Adult Outcomes

Pediatric Outcomes

Related Conditions

Chiari & Pregnancy


Research Posters

Factors Associated with Patient-Reported Postsurgical Symptom Improvement in Adult Females with CMI: A Report From the Chairi1000

Neck Related Disability Is Common Among Females With Chiari

A New Hypothesis for the Pathophysiology of Symptomatic Adult CMI

Imaging and Health Metrics in Incidental Cerebellar Tonsillar Ectopia: Findings from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study (ABCD)

Clivus Length Differentiates Between Low Lying Tonsils and Symptomatic CMI in Adult Women

Rare Functional Genetic Variants in COL7A1, COL6A5, COL1A2 and COL5A2 Frequently Occur in Chiari Malformation Type 1

Regional Brain Tissue Displacement and Strain is Elevated in Subjects with CMI compared to Healthy Controls: A Study Using DENSE MRI

Cerebellar and Brainstem Displacement Measured with DENSE MRI in CMI Following Decompression Surgery

Association Between Resistance to CSF Flow Near the Foramen Magnum and Cough Associated Headache in Adult CMI

The Role of the Pituitary in Chiari Related Depression and Anxiety

The Role of Betaine in Fluid Osmoregulation in Post-Traumatic Syringomyelia

Impact of Surgical Status, Loneliness and Disability on Biomarkers in Chiari Malformation Type 1 Adult Females

Adult Age Differences in Self-Reported Pain and Anterior CSF Space in Chiari Malformation

Chiari Malformation and Suicidal Ideation/Self Harming Behaviors

Assessment of Surgical Outcome on Self-Focused Attention, Pain, and Delayed Recall

Evidence of Neural Microstructure Abnormalities in Type 1 Chiari Malformation: Associations Among Fiber Tract Integrity, Pain, and Cognitive Dysfunction

Functional Connectivity Abnormalities in Type 1 Chiari: Associations with Cognition and Pain

Online Acceptance and commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain in a sample of People with Chiari Malformation: A Pilot Study

MRI Findings Differentiating Tonsillar Herniation caused by Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension from CMI

The Importance of Precise Plan Selection for Female Adult Chiari Type 1 Malformation Midsagittal Morphometrics

CSF Stroke Volume is Reduced in Pediatric Subjects with Chiari but Returns to Normal Values with Decompression Surgery

Using Statistical Shape Models of the Posterior Cranial Fossa to Develop Robust Clinical Metrics for Chiari Malformation

The Relationship Between Cardiac Induced Strain in the Brainstem/Cerebellum and Imbalance in CMI

Association Between Resistance to Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow and Cardiac-Induced Brain Tissue Motion for CMI

Chiari 1000: An International Patient Database