Monday, June 04, 2007

Phew. I'm tired. Something to do with the 8 a.m-630 p.m talks (though my brain shuts down at about 2 pm, so I'm not sure why I stay till so late). Nonetheless, we're having a good time here in Toronto, academically and socially. I'd estimate about 8,000 participants at the conference, with many excellent presentations.
Somewhere along the way, we also managed to have fun. Went up to the CN tower (again), the tallest free-standing structure in the world. Though the kids jumping up and down on the glass floor while I was standing on it didn't particularly thrill me. It was a loooong way down.
I did my oral presentation today. Public speaking- not exactly my favourite. I'd sooner run around the conference hall in a pink g-string than to do public speaking (I asked, but they wouldn't let me). Still, it went surprisingly well; the hall was pretty full and people weren't snoring, at least none that were audible. My case series was well-accepted, and according to my colleagues I handled the questions from the floor well. So now, thankfully I can relax and enjoy the next 2 days in Toronto. One additional bonus, was that I actually met some fellow doctors from Malaysia! There were 2 research posters, one from a group in USM, another from PMC (Yes, Dssraj, your DEAN and I talked about you!), so that was a source of pride. Rumor has it that there is a hot Malaysian drug rep somewhere here too, but my eyes have been gourged out by my fiancee, and so I haven't noticed her. Not trying to be funny, but it's true, many drug companies intentionally hire people who are visually attractive! It was apparent how many of the hundreds of pharma reps in the exhibition hall looked like models (male and female). See Palmdoc's posting on this subject.
Neways. More when I get back to Rochester. Ciao.

8 Comments:

Blogger Min-jih said...

Dr Khoo Teck Kim!

Hope you still remember your old buddy from college. Finally managed to track you down :)

If you'd like to contact me back, shoot a reply message, I'll check back on this blog.

And congrats on your engagement!

1:54 AM  
Anonymous dhssraj said...

eh did u tell him its in good interest that he pass me for my final med exams? it carries more weight coming from 5 000 miles away lah.

also, i tried crying and begging last week but it didnt work. i wonder if 10 bucks in my wallet is worth anything to them...

2:36 AM  
Blogger vagus said...

Min-Jih, from Taylors??
How are you??

9:10 PM  
Blogger Min-jih said...

The very one!!

Been fine here, life's good. How do I send an email to you?

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. Nice Blog you have here. Endo 2007 M'sian Attendee. Keep up the good work.

2:27 AM  
Blogger vagus said...

another malaysian attendee? were you the fellow i met?

6:34 AM  
Blogger EUES Ireland said...

Hi There.

Thank you for your prompt comment. I do like to get these things correct!
Indeed, I should have adjusted the volumes for a litre and a cuppa, but what adjustment? how big is a cup of tea!!

I would be very interested in what you found. Please indicate whether I can use anything you send to me on my blog or not.

Much Appreciated,

Best Regards,

Brian
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From: vagus
To: euesireland@eircom.net
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 1:15 PM
Subject: [EUES Ireland] New comment on Cuppa, Anyone?.


vagus has left a new comment on your post "Cuppa, Anyone?":

actually, the average cup of tea does not contain 6mg of fluoride. Whyte MP did a study some time ago, and true, for one brand it did contain 6.5 parts-per-million, or 6.5 mg/L, but 1 liter isn't your average sized cup of tea.
shoot me an email and i'll be happy to forward the Mayo article to you. I'm one of the authors.

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Posted by vagus to EUES Ireland at 08 June 2007 13:15

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Msian Attendee said...

Yes, TK, you have an excellent power narrowing down who I might be. Before I start sounding some internet anonymous stalker, I will give you my contact as pghite@gmail.com for future correspondence. Thanks for friendliness displayed. CH.

7:33 PM  

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