Published on October 30, 2018

Cancer Symposium Slated for November 10


Photo is of Lewis A. Schmidt, MD. During his years at Holzer he was instrumental in developing the Tumor Registry and the Tumor Committee

The 22nd Annual Lewis A. Schmidt, MD, Memorial Cancer Symposium will be held on Saturday, November 10, from 8:30am to 12noon in the Holzer Education and Davis Family Conference Center at Gallipolis Medical Center.

Speakers for the event include Divya Arora, MD, Holzer Center for Cancer Care, Marla Haller, DO, Holzer Hospice and Post-Acute Care, Victoria Nottingham, BSN, RN, CHPN, Holzer Hospice, Shelly Ranegar, LSW, Holzer Hospice, Fred Williams, Thb, MA, PhD, Holzer Chaplaincy Services, and Leslie Shoecraft, MT-BC, Music Therapist, Holzer Health  System. In addition, the event will host a Poster Session presented by Holzer Family Practice Residency, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Marshall Community Health Consortium, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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 8am. The program itself, which is open to the public, will start promptly at 8:30am.

For more information about this year’s symposium, or to register, contact the Holzer Health System Education Department at (740) 446-5933.

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