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June 2010 Issue

Ronald Warnick, MD, director of the UC Brain Tumor Center, will be one of 10 featured presenters at the June 26 conference.
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Free Brain Tumor Conference Spotlights Treatment Options

By Cindy Starr
Published June 2010

The 2010 Midwest Regional Brain Tumor Conference, a free educational event for patients, care-givers and family members, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Tangeman University Center (TUC) on UC’s main campus.

The conference, titled "Hope, Innovation, Progress, Support,” is presented by the Brain Tumor Center at the UC Neuroscience Institute, in partnership with the National Brain Tumor Society.

A team of nationally recognized faculty members will provide patients, survivors and caregivers with the latest information about treatment and maximizing quality of life.

Topics will include the origins of brain tumors, surgery and radiation therapy, the future of brain tumor treatment, nutrition and exercise and financial and emotional resources.

Breakout sessions will focus on brain tumor types, including pituitary adenoma, acoustic neuroma, meningioma, glioma and metastatic.

Fifteen-minute physician consults also will be available.

Patients wishing a consult should contact Tara Orgon Stamper at (513) 558-8649.

All scans must be received before Wednesday, June 16, to allow time for preparation.

Featured speakers and breakout session leaders include the following members of the UC faculty and UC Brain Tumor Center:

 John Breneman, MD, professor of radiation oncology and neurosurgery

 Jessica Guarnaschelli, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology

 Christopher McPherson, MD, director of the division of surgical neuro-oncology

 Myles Pensak, MD, chair of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery

 Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD, professor of hematology oncology

 Ravi Samy, MD, assistant professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery

 John Tew, MD, clinical director of the UC Neuroscience Institute

 Philip Theodosopoulos, MD, director, division of skull base surgery

 Ronald Warnick, MD, director of the UC Brain Tumor Center

 Lee Zimmer, MD, PhD, director, Endoscopic Cranial Base Center, division of sinus surgery

Sandy Hempel, a local educator and brain tumor survivor, will speak about living with malignant glioma.

The program director is McPherson.

The symposium is free to the public, but attendees are asked to register in advance by calling (513) 569-5354, e-mailing events@ or visiting

For directions to TUC, visit

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