Below you will find details of the current Surveys or Ballots being carried out by the ISPN. There will be links to relevant information to inform you when making your decision as well as links to the survey site.

Thank you in advance for your contribution and helping to keep the ISPN a Society which is always evolving and responding to the views and opinions of the membership.

March 2016: Chiari 1 Malformation Survey

Under the auspices of the Education Committee of the ISPN, we are contacting you, as a member of the ISPN, to invite you to participate in a brief (14 question) survey on your approach to patients with Chiari 1 Malformation.

With your assistance, the ISPN education committee seeks to further characterize the current state of practice, with regards to Chiari 1 Malformation, across the globe. We are asking participants to complete the online questionnaire, which should take 5-10 minutes to complete.

All answers are confidential and voluntary – you do not have to participate if you do not wish to. If the questionnaire is completed, it will be assumed that consent has been given.

To start the survey, please click here 

Thank you for taking 5-10 minutes to help all of us gain further insights into this fascinating and controversial topic.

June 2017: Trends and decisions made during the management of shunt infection and criteria for shunt reinsertion questionnaire

Despite a global decrease in the incidence of Infection of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts, once established, they remain a formidable challenge to tackle, due to their various patterns of clinical presentation and elevated cost of treatment (the highest among implantable medical devices).

This questionnaire is designed to explore the patterns of decision making and specially criteria used for reinsertion of shunts after an infection has been diagnosed.

We value your time and contribution to this survey. Once completed the analysis of results will be made public in order to hopefully improve the management of these clinical scenarios.

Adrian Caceres

Communication Chair