Respectfully Insolent meetup at TAM?

My wife and I had a pleasant evening with a handful of our readers last night, but I’m aware that there are more of you here who might not have run into us at the hotel bar. What I proposed doing yesterday still stands. The panel discussion on alternative medicine “professions” in which I’m participating happens to be right before lunch. After it’s over I’ll try to hang out and make myself visible and, depending on how many show up, we can try to get a table together for lunch.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

5 replies on “Respectfully Insolent meetup at TAM?”

I wish I had bought the internet while I was there so I could have seen this. That’s it, I’m getting a smart phone.

I’m glad I got to meet you and your wife at the Skepchick party though. I talked with your wife for quite a while about our undergrad schools (same athletic conference, similar academic rigor), nursing, and pets. She’s awesome.

I always suspected certain doctors were prescribing certain meds because they were getting perks,[URL=]xanax is still king[/URL]
I hope we socialize all medicine so we don’t have to deal with this crap anymore.
Insurance companies are out of control.

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