Freebie Friday

November 22, 2008 § 5 Comments

pen-leedsI 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
  • Toothpaste
  • Chewing gum
  • Fresh juice
  • Mints
  • 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.

kidney_model

You wouldn't want one of these in your office? Are you kidney me?

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