GALLIPOLIS — The 16th Annual Lewis A. Schmidt, MD, Memorial Cancer Symposium will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012, from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Holzer Education and Davis Family Conference Center at Holzer Medical Center. Speakers for the event will include Gene Barnett, MD, MBA, from Cleveland Clinic, who will discuss “Treatment Options for Brain Tumors”; Maryam Lustberg, MD, MPH, from The Ohio State University Medical Center, who will discuss “Cancer Survivorship in the 21st Century”; Todd Massie, MS, from Holzer Center for Cancer Care, who will present “Risks of Radiation”; and Robert Wesolowski, MD, from The Ohio State University Medical Center, who will speak on “Vaccines and Cancer: New Developments”.
The annual symposium is held in memory of Dr. Lewis A. Schmidt, who joined the staff of Holzer Hospital in 1967, where he practiced general surgery. He was instrumental in developing the Tumor Registry and the Tumor Committee, which he chaired for several years. Schmidt was very active with the Gallia County Chapter of the American Cancer Society and other civic organizations. He also was a member of the Coller Society, the Gallia County Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, and was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
A complimentary continental breakfast will be served at the event at 7:30 a.m., and vendor displays will be available for attendees to review. The program itself, which is open to the public, will start promptly at 8 a.m.
For more information about this year’s symposium, or to register, contact the Holzer Health System Education Department at (740) 446-5313.