Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The People have Spoken!

The poll results are in, and Little Rock wins (see graph of results below). I have forwarded the results of the poll to Jeffrey A. Golden, M.D., president of the American Association of Neuropathologists for his consideration. Thanks to everyone who participated!

5 comments:

Brian E. Moore, MD said...

Summary of comments regarding future venue of AANP Meeting:

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As you may know, I'd virtually sealed the deal at Little Rock (due in large part to Bob Mrak's enthusiasm) when the weight of the exec committee descended upon me. Apart from personal feelings expressed, the point was made that international travelers have difficulty accessing some of these less well served areas. The success of meetings has often depended (at least in part) on the organizational skills and interest of the local neuropathologist. I don't know who would be the point person in LR, as Bob's now in Toledo (which isn't on the list ;])

January 25, 2008 11:18 AM


jd said...
Spending $269/night + 14% tax for one of these big-city, tourist-heavy hotels is getting a bit old now. Little Rock would have been perfect because of 1) less-expensive hotels, 2) great food like local barbeque, Waffle House, and CiCi's Pizza, 3) lots of country music on the radio, and 4) it would weed out all of those who might attend for reasons other than the meeting.

Toledo would be fine with me! Does it have a Waffle House? "At a bar in Toledo, across from the depot, at a bar stool she took off her ring..."

January 27, 2008 8:31 AM


jd said...
In terms of international travelers having difficulty accessing less well-served areas, I don't see how it would be any different from someone domestically. You take a plane to some big airport like Dallas and then take a connector to Little Rock. I know for sure that Little Rock has an airport because I watched an "Air Emergency" on the National Geographic Channel that featured a flight from Dallas to Little Rock skidding off the runway in a severe thunderstorm, killing 10. There haven't been any other bad incidents at Little Rock that I'm aware of.

January 27, 2008 8:36 AM


Brian E. Moore, MD said...
The other advantage to a place like Little Rock is that it is a venue that can host a smaller meeting like that of the AANP. Most of the meeting I go to (College of American Pathologists, Amercian Academy of Neurology, etc.) have to be in big cities like Chicago in order to accomadate all of the attendees. The AANP doesn't have that limitation, so it can choose places where people wouldn't normally go, and provide a change from the usual destination. Little Rock rocks!!!!!! Toledo would work too. Or, Austin, Texas. These are all places I'd like to visit but would never do so on my own or in connection with a more mainstream meeting.

January 28, 2008 6:43 AM

JD said...

Little Rock rocks!!!
Little Rock rocks!!!
Little Rock rocks!!!
Little Rock rocks!!!
Little Rock rocks!!!
Little Rock rocks!!!
Little Rock rocks!!!
Little Rock rocks!!!
Little Rock rocks!!!
Little Rock rocks!!!
Little Rock rocks!!!

JD said...

I see that Baltimore-Washington Dodge is now advertising on here.

JD said...

There are ads all over the front page, but not for the Dodge dealership today.

JD said...

Wouldn't have wanted to be around Little Rock this week.