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Publish Date: 03/25/09
Media Contact: Cindy Starr, 513-558-3505
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Free Brain Aneurysm Symposium Spotlights Survivor Challenges

CINCINNATIThe Tri-State Brain Aneurysm Support Group will present its fourth annual symposium on Saturday, April 18, at the Vontz Center for Molecular Studies on the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center campus. The free symposium, titled “Dealing with the Aftermath,” will run from 8 a.m. until noon.


The symposium will provide a unique 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 diagnosis, surgical and endovascular treatments of brain aneurysms, coping with disability, conquering headaches and maintaining a positive attitude.


Featured speakers will be Mario Zuccarello, MD, neurosurgeon with the Mayfield Clinic and director of the division of cerebrovascular surgery at the UC Neuroscience Institute; Brendan Kelley, MD, Samir Belajae, MD, and Joseph Nicolas, MD, neurologists with UC Physicians and the UC Neuroscience Institute; and Wiley Piazza, director of health promotion and wellness at Montague, Eippert and Associates.


Although the symposium, supported by Integra, is free, participants are asked to register in advance by 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 Ave. Free parking is available in the Medical Arts Building garage, whose entrance is on Eden Avenue across from the Vontz.     

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