Free Brain Aneurysm Symposium Focuses on Recovery as a Team Effort

Interviews with featured speakers and aneurysm survivors can be arranged upon request.

CINCINNATI – The Tri-State Brain Aneurysm Support Group will present its 13th annual symposium on Saturday, April, 21, at the Rookwood Conference Center in Norwood, Ohio. The free symposium, entitled "Aneurysm Survival: A Team Effort," will run from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The event will provide a unique opportunity for brain aneurysm survivors and their families to meet with other survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. The event will offer formal presentations and educational displays. Topics include treatment options, recovery, brain vitality, and advocacy.

Featured speakers include Lincoln Jiménez, MD, a neurosurgeon and cerebrovascular specialist with Mayfield Brain & Spine; Silke Bernert, MD, a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Candy Hart, RN, seniority coordinator at Good Samaritan Hospital; and Kelly and Brad Marsh, co-founders of One Stroke Forward, Inc.

The support group's STAR Award (Standing Together during Aneurysm Recovery) will be presented to an individual who exemplifies the group's mission "to provide information, education, encouragement and understanding to survivors and caregivers during the ongoing recovery process."

Although the event is free, participants are asked to register in advance by calling (513) 569-5346 or emailing Roberta at

Presenting sponsors are AESCULAP® and Mayfield Brain & Spine. The Rookwood Conference Center is located on the second floor at 3825 Edwards Road.

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Mayfield Brain & Spine is the full-service patient care provider of the Mayfield Clinic, one of the nation's leading physician organizations for neurosurgical treatment, education, and research. With more than 20 specialists in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, and physical therapy, Mayfield Brain & Spine treats 25,000 patients from 35 states and 13 countries in a typical year. Mayfield physicians specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain, sciatica, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, NPH, epilepsy, brain and spinal tumors, stroke, moyamoya, brain aneurysms, Chiari malformation, scoliosis, kyphosis, facial pain, facial twitch, trauma, concussion, spinal cord injury, and carpal tunnel. As leading innovators in their field, Mayfield physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for spinal diseases and disorders, brain tumors, and neurovascular diseases and disorders. For more information, visit