Thursday, October 15, 2009

New York, New York redux

Back home, but not for long.

Off to Dallas in a week to lecture on sleep apnea, then flying directly to the city that never even naps to attend the North American Educational Forum on Lymphoma in Brooklyn, see Dr Rai in Long Island, kvell over my daughter being called to the bar AND being awarded the top pro bono award in the empire state by the chief judge, catch up with old friends in the CLL world including Drs Kay and Furman, eat more great raw food, reconnect with a dear former girlfriend from high school for the first time in more than 35 years, all in the 6 days we are in the city.

Home for a week, and then...

Back to NYC to speak at a fund raiser about the need to get more bone marrow donors registered, especially in ethnic minorities. My speech must be personal and emotional and raw.

Next a gig the following weekend on adult vaccines (speaking from the CDC gospel). That is happening, thank goodness, just down the road in Anaheim, near the happiest place on earth followed by a fun McGill Alumni event in Redondo Beach to watch the Habs do battle from a cafe where they serve poutine and smoke meat (I remain a sorely tempted vegan).

Need to get my IVIG and blood work somewhere in the mix

I am tired already, But it is all good stuff.



Blogger Judy Cleri said...

Not sure how you do it, I must go take a na. I'm so tired after reading all about it.

Happy travels! Be safe....and oh yes......



October 16, 2009 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger pkenn said...

Brian - I believe there are no dumb ideas, so..... what would it take to make bone marrow testing something that one is offered routinely when going in for an annual physical? It strikes me that it is a bit like the donor indication on a driver's license - when it became that easy to be a donor the list went up considerably. Being tested doesn't obligate one, and I assume if one is a match one is given the option of saying no before a patient is told that there is someone out there. I'm sure there are major issues of logistics, but it's amazing how those can be overcome when the right group is behind and idea. (Next step to find the right group)

October 16, 2009 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Hi Brian!

October 16, 2009 at 9:30 PM  

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