Blog | Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Internal Medicine 2010: Precourse funnies

Here's the first of many posts from Internal Medicine 2010 in lovely Toronto, Canada. The official meeting starts tomorrow with precourses today.

As you'd expect during a cardiology lecture, Steve Kopecky, FACP, reviewed lots of studies known by cool acronyms. He also explained why picking an inspiring name like COURAGE is important for your trial, based on his attempt to recruit a patient for the BARI trial.

"Oh no, doc, you ain't going to bury me," the patient replied.

Because that joke was funny, I'll forgive Dr. Kopecky the implied insult with which he began his lecture. "The Wall Street Journal's become one of the best medical journals you can read." Harumph.