Posterior Fossa Society - First Global Meeting

Liverpool, UK

from 09/09/2022 until 11/09/2022

Dear Colleagues and Friends 



This conference will provide a state of the art multidisciplinary update on Cerebellar Mutism Syndrome (CMS), recognised as an often severe adverse effect of cerebellar injury and characterised by mutism after surgery usually associated with emotional liability.  The core manifestations of CMS may be accompanied by a range of neurological and neuropsychological impairments together with an association with the Cerebellar Cognitive Affective disorder.

We promise you an amazing, not to be missed, conference that will be a landmark event in the science and clinical practice of Cerebellar Mutism / Posterior Fossa Syndrome. A number of world-leading speakers will present and we will welcome abstracts for both platform and poster presentation.

We are honoured that the meeting has come to Liverpool; a vibrant city with a rich maritime, art and musical heritage - one of the most visited cities in the United Kingdom. We are very proud of our city as a centre of research and learning with a proven track record of hosting major national and international Congresses.

The venue for the conference is the Hilton Hotel Centre set on a delightful waterfront that has achieved world heritage status. We will offer a memorable networking and social program with the main networking event on the world famous Ferry across the Mersey.  As well as the conference hotel, a full range of hotels can be booked, all of which are within walking distance.


The LOC of the meeting fully appreciate the uncertainties created by the current COVID pandemic. 

It is sincerely hoped, however, that we are well over the worst of the pandemic and that national and international travel will be safe by September 2022 and that social distancing measures will allow us to host the meeting. The organisers will of course continue monitor the situation with respect to COVID-19 extremely carefully and will provide advice and information as appropriate. 

All that said, we very much hope that we will be able to run the event and welcome you to the First Global Meeting of the Posterior Fossa Society in Liverpool.

Past Congresses

Ist Congress

September 6, 1969

Colmar, France

Presidents: J.P. Braun & A. Wackenheim


IInd Congress

September 24-25, 1971

London, United Kingdom

President: J.D.W. Bull


IIIrd Congress

August 23-24, 1972 

Bologna, Italy            

President: G. Ruggiero


IVth Congress

September 28-29, 1973

Frankfurt, Germany

President: H. Hacker


Vth Congress

September 4-6, 1975    

Gello, Norway

President: P. Amundsen


VIth Congress

September 16-18, 1976

Dijon, France

President: J. Bories


VIIth Congress

September 9-10, 1977

Barcelona, Spain

President: M. Rovira


VIIIth Congress

September 7-8, 1979

Strasbourg, France                      

President: A. Wackenheim


IXth Congress                  

September 12-13, 1980

Brussels, Belgium

President: G. Cornelis


Xth Congress

September 25-26, 1981

Milan, Italy

President: A. Passerini


XIth Congress

September 15-17, 1983

Bern, Switzerland

President: H. Huber


XIIth Congress

September 27-29, 1984

Prague, former Czechoslovakia

President: J. Jirout



XIIIth Congress

September 11-15, 1985  

Amsterdam, The Netherlands          

President: J. Valk


XIVth Congress

September 8-12, 1987

Udine, Italy

President: M. Leonardi


XVth Congress

September 13-17, 1988    

Wurzburg, Germany

President: M. Nadjmi


XVIth Congress

July 2-6, 1989

Paris, France 

President: E.A. Cabanis


XVIIth  Congress

October 8-13, 1991

Zurich, Switzerland    

President: A. Valavanis


XVIIIth Congress

September 8-12, 1992

Stockholm, Sweden                    

President: K. Ericson


XIXth Congress                  

September 8-12, 1993

Bruges, Belgium

Presidents: B. Appel & D. Balériaux


XXth Congress

June 14-18, 1994

Nancy, France

President: L. Picard



XXIst Congress   

September 20-23, 1995   

Budapest, Hungary         

President: J. Kenéz 


XXIInd Congress

September 17-21, 1996

Milan, Italy

President: G. Scotti



XXIIIrd Congress

September 16-20, 1997   

Oxford, United Kingdom

President: J.V. Byrne


XXIVth Congress 

September 23-26, 1998

Lisbon, Portugal

President: A. Goulão



XXVth Congress

September 7-11, 1999    

Vienna, Austria 

President: E. Schindler


XXVIth Congress  

September 10-13, 2000

Oslo, Norway

President: P.H. Nakstad   


XXVIIth Congress (with ESHNR)

September 13-16, 2001   

Ancona, Italy     

President: U. Salvolini


XXVIIIth Congress

September 11-14, 2003   

Istanbul, Turkey                         

President: E. T. Tali


XXIXth Congress                        

September 8-11, 2004

Aachen, Germany

President: A. Thron


XXXth Congress  

September 15 -18, 2005

Barcelona, Spain

President: J. Ruscalleda


XXXIst Congress

September 13-16, 2006

Geneva, Switzerland

President: D. Rüfenacht