Journalist Larry Husten, on his CardioBrief blog, describes a “new one on me” in linking to what he calls “an extraordinary document” describing cozy – indeed, invited and paid-for meeting opportunities between medical industry leaders and physicians at a heart valve conference.
Of a long laundry list, one item got special notice from Husten:
“And for $6000 sponsors get to participate in “Meeting of the Minds”:
Choose four faculty members for a private one-on-one meeting. Secure your faculty choice early as faculty will be removed from selection list once chosen.
I think the organizers may have missed a big opportunity here. Why only $6000 for 4 faculty? I’m surprised they didn’t think of an auction. I’ll bet there are some faculty members who could fetch way more than $1500…”
(Photo credit: from Tracy O on flickr)