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Publish Date: 04/30/10
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Free Cerebrovascular Symposium Spotlights Survivor Challenges

CINCINNATI—"New Pathways,” a free educational symposium for patients, caregivers and families who are coping with brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations or moyamoya disease, will be held Saturday, May 15, at the Radisson Hotel in Covington, Ky.


The event is co-hosted by the Cerebrovascular Disease & Stroke Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) and the Tri-State Brain Aneurysm Support Group.


Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m., and the opening lecture will begin at 8:30. Participants will have an opportunity to attend a breakout session devoted to the cerebrovascular condition that affects them.


The symposium will provide a unique opportunity for survivors of cerebrovascular disorders and their families to meet with other survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals. The symposium will offer formal presentations and informational displays. Topics will include diagnosis, surgical and endovascular treatments, rehabilitation challenges, conquering headaches, caregiver tips and maintaining a positive attitude.


Featured speakers include:


  • Joseph Broderick, MD, chairman of the neurology department at UC, research director of UCNI and a UC Health neurologist


  • Mario Zuccarello, MD, professor and interim chairman of the neurosurgery department at UC and a Mayfield Clinic neurosurgeon


  • Andrew Ringer, MD, director of endovascular neurosurgery at UC and a Mayfield Clinic neurosurgeon

Although the symposium is free, participants are asked to register in advance by calling (513) 569-5354 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 Radisson Hotel is located at 668 W. Fifth St. in Covington. Parking in the hotel lot is free for participants.

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