A small, but dedicated group gathered at the La Madeleine in Bethesda, MD on Wednesday May 19, 2010, for an evening of networking, reconnecting, and idea sharing. The evening started off with a laugh, when we saw that the table sign read “American Medial Writers Dinner.” We wondered out loud if there was a group of Lateral writers in the next room! We briefly discussed the spring chapter conference, the fall National conference, and ideas for future dinners. The idea came up to have a dinner in the fall with an invited speaker, perhaps on the topic of current trends in genetics and genomics, including the recent debate about genetic self-testing kits being sold over the counter. If you have any ideas about potential speakers, or if you like this idea and would attend, let us know!
Maria Sgambati, M.D.