Apologies for my hiatus in postings. I've been in California researching an article on the limits of functional neuroimaging for Wired Magazine. I interviewed Daniel Amen of the Amen Clinics, Joel Huizenga of No Lie MRI, Joshua Freedman of FKF, and Robert Rubin, chief of the Wadsworth VA Psych Department. Interesting trip--next up: interviews with Ryuta Kawashima, the inspiration for Nintendo's Brain Age game, and Roy Johns, a leader in the use of EEG brain mapping.
Regarding what this week's British Medical Journal is calling my "March of Shame," so far I've given grand rounds at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan (Dec. 12) and a talk for Tufts' Progressive Student Association (Dec 10). Okay, two talks in a month is not exactly sprinting out of the gates, but I have various other talks scheduled, including one for the Vermont Psychiatric Association and another for Eastern Virginia Medical School. I'll keep you updated.
My goal is to do thirty free counterdetailing talks in 2008. Here are the specifics. I charge no honorarium, but for talks that involve extensive travel (defined as requiring either a plane flight or an overnight stay) I am requesting reimbursement for these travel expenses. Accuse me of not being a purist, but I'm not interested in becoming a pauper over the course of the year. I expect most of my talks will be at local PCP offices, and this next week I will be calling the same doctors I visited in 2002 in order to offer them my counterdetailing services.