Dublin, OH. – Top American researchers and clinicians in the field of Sleep Medicine will gather to honor the memory of Dr. Helmut S. Schmidt on Saturday, November 6, 2010 in New Albany, Ohio. They will attend a professional meeting recently renamed the Helmut S. Schmidt, MD Memorial Keynote Sleep Medicine Symposium. Attendees expected to participate in this exceptional event include among others:
- Mary A. Carskadon, PhD, leading chronobiologist for circadian rhythms and adolescents sleep medicine from Brown University
- Richard P. Allen, PhD, Restless Legs Syndrome world expert from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and field editor for the Journal of Sleep Medicine
- Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, narcolepsy world expert from Stanford University
- Howard P. Roffwarg, MD, past president of the Sleep Research Society
- Markus H. Schmidt, MD, PhD, Best Doctor in Sleep Medicine for Central Ohio and Medical Director of the Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute, and son of Dr. Helmut Schmidt
These leading experts will take part in a commemorative lecture on the History of Sleep Medicine and the Contributions of Dr. Helmut S. Schmidt in the Development of the Field. As first President of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and Chair of the National Coalition to Recognize Sleep Medicine, Dr. Schmidt had been instrumental in the development of sleep medicine. He was the host and chairman of the program committee of the first Annual Meeting of the Association of Professional Sleep Societies in Columbus, Ohio, in 1986. He was the recipient of the Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguish Service Award, the highest award in sleep medicine, and the Founder and President of the Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute in Dublin, Ohio. Dr. Schmidt had been recognized as the #1 sleep specialist by his peers in a 2004 poll conducted by the Columbus Dispatch and WBNS-TV. He professed a rigorous and quality approach to patient care.
The symposium will be held at the at the New Albany Surgical Hospital Foundation Auditorium 7277 Smith’s Mill Rd., New Albany, OH 43054. Registration can be done at www.sleepmedicine.com