Hanover, MA (PRWEB) October 19, 2012
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, the nation’s only non-profit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures, has announced a medical education lecture focused on the importance of early detection and treatment options of brain aneurysms. The lecture, which will be CME/CEU accredited, will be delivered at the PRI-MED conference in Boston, MA on November 15, 2012 targeting primary care professionals and nurses.
The lecture, Update in Diagnosis and Management of Intracranial Aneurysms for Primary Health Care Providers, will take place at PRI-MED East in Boston on November 15, 2012. Sponsored in part by Aesculap, the presentation will be delivered by Carlos A David, MD , Assistant Clinical Professor, Neurosurgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, Cerebrovascular Disease Center, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA and a regional director of The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Medical Advisory Board.
The lecture will focus on educating primary care providers on the signs and symptoms of a brain aneurysm, allowing for appropriate diagnosis and referrals. The presentation will also cover treatment options, education on risk factors for aneurysm formation and rupture, familial occurrence and proper screening tests to perform. To learn more about the PRI-MED program, go to: http://www.pri-med.com/PMO/ViewEvent.aspx?EventCode=10EST12A#tab-1
More than 5,000 primary care professionals are expected to attend the PRI-MED East event, taking place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from November 15-18, 2012. To learn more or to register, visit http://www.pri-med.com.
A brain aneurysm is a weak bulging spot on the wall of a brain artery very much like a thin balloon or weak spot on an inner tube. Over time, the blood flow within the artery pounds against the thinned portion of the wall and aneurysms form silently from wear and tear on the arteries. As the artery wall becomes gradually thinner from the dilation, the blood flow causes the weakened wall to swell outward. This pressure may cause the aneurysm to rupture and allow blood to escape into the space around the brain. The ruptures, many of which occur without warning, can lead to brain damage, stroke, or death.
It is estimated that more than 6 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm. Most are small and an estimated 50 to 80 percent of all aneurysms do not rupture during the course of a person’s lifetime. However, in 2012, more than 30,000 people will be affected by a ruptured brain aneurysm. In these cases, recognizing the symptoms early can make a significant difference in the outcome for the patient. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation continues to fund education and research to promote early detection.
For more information about the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, the research grants and events taking place around the United States, please visit http://www.bafound.org.
About the Brain Aneurysm Foundation
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in Boston, MA on August 19, 1994 as a public charity. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the nation’s only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysm ruptures. The organization also provides education materials and awareness information to health care professionals and the general population, as well as providing support for patients and their loved ones.
The Brain Aneurysm Foundation relies on fundraising support from individuals and organizations to continue to fund education and research to promote early detection of brain aneurysms, which ultimately saves lives. For more information, visit: http://www.bafound.org.