Holzer prepares for annual cancer symposium

Staff Report

GALLIPOLIS — The 19th annual Lewis A. Schmidt, MD, Memorial Cancer Symposium will be 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Holzer Education and Davis Family Conference Center at Holzer Health System in Gallipolis.

Speakers for the event include Leslie Shoecraft, Rhythm N You; Dr. Michael Bourn, director of pain and palliative services, Doctors Hospital; Dr. Gregory Otterson, thoracic oncology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; and a Cancer Care Panel Discussion facilitated by Dr. Alice Dachowski, Holzer general surgeon, including Holzer medical residents Dr. Christopher Jude, Dr. Benjamin Jaderholm and Dr. Anthony Valentine.

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 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. 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.

Staff Report