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Publish Date: 03/08/11
Media Contact: Cindy Starr, 513-558-3505
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Brain Aneurysm Symposium Helps Survivors Make a Fresh Start

CINCINNATI—The Tri-State Brain Aneurysm Support Group will present its sixth annual symposium on Saturday, April 9, at the Albert H. Vontz Center for Molecular Studies on the University of Cincinnati (UC) medical campus.

The free symposium, "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 health care 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, Frank H. Mayfield Professor and Chair of the department of neurosurgery at UC and a neurosurgeon with the Mayfield Clinic; Todd Abruzzo, MD, an assistant professor in the departments of neurosurgery, radiology and biomedical engineering at UC and an interventional neuroradiologist with the Mayfield Clinic; George Jewell, PhD, 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 by calling (513) 475-8636 or 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 Ave. 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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