Brain Aneurysm Symposium Helps Survivors Make a Fresh Start

Monday, March 7, 2011
Cindy Starr
(513) 558-3505

CINCINNATI – The Tri-State Brain Aneurysm Support Group will present its sixth annual symposium on Saturday, April, 9, at the Vontz Center on the University of Cincinnati (UC) Academic Health Center campus. The free symposium, entitled “Fresh Start – Taking One Day at a Time,” will run from 8:15 a.m. until noon. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.

The symposium will provide an opportunity for brain aneurysm survivors and their families to meet with other survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. The symposium will offer formal presentations and informational displays. Topics will include healing strategies for the survivor’s journey, new surgical treatments of brain aneurysms, advances in interventional treatment, cognitive changes following a rupture, and a caregiver’s toolbox.

Featured speakers will be Mario Zuccarello, MD, a neurosurgeon with the Mayfield Clinic and Director of the Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery at the UC Neuroscience Institute; Todd Abruzzo, MD, an interventional neuroradiologist with the Mayfield Clinic and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at UC; George Jewell, PhD, ABPP-CN, Neuropsychologist at Drake Center; David Lim, MD, of South Dayton Internists; and Traci Mattera, Provider Liaison of Hospice of Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky.

Although the symposium is free, participants are asked to register by April 1 calling (513) 475-8636 or by sending an e-mail to .

The Tri-State Brain Aneurysm Support Group, founded in 2002, provides information, educational materials, and encouragement to survivors and their families and caregivers.

The Vontz Center is located at 3125 Eden Avenue. Free parking is available in the Medical Arts Building garage, whose entrance is on Eden Avenue, across from the Vontz. Please bring your parking ticket to the event for validation.

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The UC Neuroscience Institute, a regional center of excellence, is dedicated to patient care, research, education, and the development of new treatments for stroke, brain and spinal tumors, epilepsy, traumatic brain and spinal injury, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, disorders of the senses (swallowing, voice, hearing, pain, taste and smell), and psychiatric conditions (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression).