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Best Practices Every Medical Conference Should Embrace

(I rarely do a list post, but could not help myself today (blame it on my daily reading of @Cracked…) I often attend medical conferences and hear about the best practices applied within medicine, but I rarely hear about best practices applied to the medical conference itself.  In a world of often shrinking budgets and limited bandwidth, we must choose carefully which conferences we should attend.  Embracing some of the suggestions below can make an event a must attend inspirational and renewing moment in our lives and careers. 1.     The standing table, lounging chair and the walking meeting I recently returned from a wonderful roundtable discussion on clinical trials in Indianapolis.  We had great conversations about open data and patient participation.  The only bad part of the meeting was the back pain I began to suffer after sitting for a few hours.  I am among the ever-growing group of people…

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"Healing Through the Pain"

I met Courtney Mazza many years ago as a fellow preschool teacher at CCBC.  She is beautiful person overflowing with kindness.  My husband and I sat beside her and her husband at many school events. Courtney was one of the wonderful people who stepped forward to help watch the children when Fred was sick.  In the years hence she has helped so many times. In 2011 when I first decided to create The Walking Gallery, Courtney said she was willing to paint.  After me, she has painted the most jackets in the gallery.  This month she is presenting a show at the MOCA Gallery, (Georgetown) 1054 31st St NW, Washington DC.  The show is called “Healing Through the Pain.” This show features paintings created by Laurie Tylec, John Paradise, Tom Hill, Roger Anthony and others.  I have several pieces on display with these other wonderful artists. On Friday November 15…