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THINKING ZEBRA

Posted Jun 15 2009 5:23pm

Well, I’m all set to go to Orlando for the IDF National Conference.    While the theme is NOT Zebra – there is a recurring mode of Zebra that is part of this conference.

Why Zebra you ask?  It has to do with how our doctors come up with our diagnosis of PIDD.  The IDF is beginning an awareness and fundraising campaign for PIDD.   The are calling it THINK ZEBRA.  The reasoning behind this is when doctors are in medical school, they learn the saying,“when you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras.”  Most are taught to focus on the likeliest possibilities when making a diagnosis, not the unusual ones. However, sometimes they need to look for a zebra. PIDD patients are the ZEBRAS of the medical world.

So, on Friday evening, there will be black and white all over- along with, I’m guessing, some pretty crazy ZEBRA attire.

I’ve been busy helping with the marketing and getting everything ready for the BioRx booth and the staff who will be there ready to meet and greet the PIDD patients.   They are anxious to tell the special BioRx story- why this company is so different and caring about our special patient population.

Anyone who stops by Booth #11 will meet the gang.

You will recognize them easily by the big smiles they will be wearing.  There will be raffle baskets as well- and who knows- there just might be some ZEBRA stuff inside them.

If you don’t know what I look like- I’m including a pic of me here.

Please, stop me in my tracks and introduce yourself.

I can’t wait to meet you.

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And, for those of you NOT attending- watch here for updates on the meeting, the medical info, and pics of our PIDD PEERS.

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