Newswise — The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) announces that Dr. Michael Roizen of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Center will deliver the T.H. Seldon Memorial Lecture, the keynote speech of the 2010 Annual Meeting for the International Anesthesia Research Society, to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Roizen, the renowned author of the bestselling “YOU” books as well as the author of hundreds of articles and numerous works of outstanding scholarship, will deliver an address entitled, “Sweet Sixteen: A Life Just Starting: Yours.”
The T.H. Seldon Memorial Lecture was established to honor Dr. Harry Seldon, the Editor-in-Chief of Anesthesia & Analgesia from 1954-1976. The keynote speech at the IARS Annual Meeting was named after Dr. Seldon in 1992, after his death in 1991.
About Dr. Roizen
Dr. Michael Roizen is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine and performed his residency in internal medicine at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital. He is certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and of Anesthesiology. Dr. Roizen is the co-founder of RealAge.com, recently sold to the Hearst Corporation, and still chairs its Scientific Advisory Board. He is a past chair of an FDA advisory committee and a former editor for six medical journals. He has published more than 165 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 100 textbook chapters, 30 editorials, and four medical books. He currently serves as the Chief Wellness Officer and Chairman of the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Roizen’s first general audience book, RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?, became a New York Times #1 bestseller. Since then, he has co-authored YOU: The Owner’s Manual with Dr. Mehmet Oz, which also became a New York Times #1 bestseller. Both the “YOU” series and the “RealAge” series have since expanded to include numerous titles, all of which have become bestsellers.
Dr. Roizen is a frequent public speaker, having given over 1,400 lectures to professional medical groups. He appears frequently on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Dr. Oz Show, Today, CNN, CBS, Good Morning America, and Larry King Live. He has conducted five PBS fundraising specials, and his fundraising special “The RealAge Makeover” was one of the top PBS special fundraisers in 2006 with over 7,000 showings. Dr. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz write a daily newspaper column that is syndicated to 71 newspapers, and they host an hour of Oprah radio every day. He also has a 2-hour 26-station Terrestrial show entitled “YOU: The Owner’s Manual Radio Show,” live every Saturday.
About the IARS
The International Anesthesia Research Society is a nonpolitical, not-for-profit medical society founded in 1922 to advance and support scientific research and education related to anesthesia. A fundamental tenet for the Society is to improve patient care through basic research. The IARS contributes more than $1 million annually to fund anesthesia research; it provides an annual meeting for anesthesiology leaders to share information and ideas; it maintains a worldwide membership of more 15,000 physicians, physician residents, and others with doctoral degrees, as well as health professionals in anesthesia-related practice; it sponsors the SAFEKIDS initiative in partnership with the FDA; and it publishes the monthly journal Anesthesia & Analgesia, the oldest continuously-published journal in the field. For complete information about all of the IARS’s programs, visit the IARS website.