November 22, 2008 § 5 Comments
I attended an oncologic convention this week. Lots of interesting lectures, especially one on laparoscopy in the treatment of gynecological cancers, but what is knowledge compared to all the free stuff I bagged from the pharmaceutical company stands…
Sadly no ice cream this time, but I managed to scoop up a great variety of give-aways:
- LED flashlight
- Wireless PC mouse
- Two moose teddy bears
- Laser pointer
- Magnetic clip
- Several pens (photo credit)
- Several notepads
- Chewing gum
- Fresh juice
- Lip balm
- Key chains
As a speaker said during the convention dinner: “Thanks to the pharmaceutical industry for sponsoring this convention, and for being a never-ending source of pens.”
I got one object that I’m truly excited about, though. One of the companies who make chemo drugs for renal cancer had a beautiful anatomical model of a kidney on their stand (photo credit). After talking to them for for about 20 minutes I managed to gather enough courage to ask if it was possible to get hold of a model like they had. “Oh, you can have this, if you want it. Less stuff for us to bring back.” I left the stand with a smile on my face and a kidney in my hands. There’s no doubt where the money’s at.
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Biomedicine on Display has posted a comment on this post:
ooh, bad pun!, but I am jealous.
Come on! It’s the best pun ever ;)
You should see some of the models of hip & knee joints with and without prostheses and full range of movments that are on orthopedic surgeons tables.