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Academic OB/GYN at ACOG!

Well folks – I’m in San Francisco at ACOG.   In addition to the dinner monday, we will be doing a fair amount of ACOG content.   Check back for daily summaries of what’s going on at ACOG, including podcasts with interviews with poster presenters and industry folks.

If anyone wants to come to the dinner monday night, please RSVP soon!  We’ve got about 16 coming so far.  Sage Healthcare is sponsoring, so come on out and enjoy some great food and drink and meet other fans of Academic OB/GYN!

Categories: ACOG ACM, Fun Stuff, General

Come meet with Academic OB/GYN fans at ACOG!

We will be having a get together for fans of the Academic OB/GYN podcast and blog at the ACOG ACM this year.  It will be at the XYZ Restaurant and Bar in the W Hotel on Monday 5/17/10 at 8 PM.  Reservations will be under Academic OB/GYN.

Please RSVP to if you plan on coming so I have an idea of how much table space we need.

Please come out and have some fun and good discussion.

Update – the dinner is now sponsored by Sage Software, makers of some of the top EMR software in the industry.  Thank you to Sage for sponsoring the Academic OB/GYN meetup!

Categories: ACOG ACM, Fun Stuff

Fail Whales and Great Web Design

March 17, 2010 1 comment

I just was trying to make a few tweets and twitter seems to be down, and I am again struck by how great the fail whale is.

Usually the emotion after a web service stops working is furious anger.  How could you do this to me you stupid site!

But not Twitter.   The Fail Whale is so calming I am almost glad when the site is down.  He looks so happy to be out of the water.  He’ll be back in soon enough firing our tweets around, but for now he’s just flying around.    How can you get mad about that?

This is an example of brilliant web design.   When the site fails, you actually enjoy it and it makes you feel peaceful.  More sites should be like this.   That is all.

Categories: Fun Stuff

High Tech Mosquito Destruction

February 15, 2010 1 comment

This is so cool its worth sharing.  Sometimes people think so outside the box that it blows your mind.  These inventors have created a very economical laser system that finds, tracks, and kills mosquitos at a rate of 100 per second, all with parts that were purchased on eBay.  This was presented at TED in 2009 and 2010 as a potential aid in preventing malaria in developing nations.  Each of these units would only cost a few hundred dollars, and powered by batteries could eliminate mosquitoes from a large area automatically, thus preventing malaria transmission.  The system even figures out what sex each mosquito is based on wingbeat frequency, and kills only females.

Beyond use in the third world, this has potential application in developed nations as well, possibly replacing mosquito zappers forever!

Read more…

Categories: Fun Stuff

D and C Workshop

January 26, 2010 2 comments

This is a rerecording of a recent workshop on D and C procedure that I did with my residents.  Enjoy!

If you would like to use this prezi for your residents, let me know and I can send you the file.  All I ask is a mention of the blog in your presentation!


I Love John Hodgeman… in a nerdy way

December 4, 2009 1 comment

This is the best press dinner speech ever.   Even beats Colbert’s Bush smashing speech a few years ago.  Enjoy!

Categories: Fun Stuff

Breast Cancer Awareness Video from St Vincents in Portland, OR

December 2, 2009 3 comments

This is so awesome I just had to post it.   Enjoy!

Categories: Fun Stuff
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