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The new jetsetting

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 25 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:210
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care (
  1. 1University College London

    Last week, I received six separate invitations to speak at conferences abroad. One agreed to reimburse my economy class air fare if I couldn't pay it myself. Another promised a business class flight, chauffeur driven limousine on the ground, a personal bodyguard if I wanted to check out the local night life, and a generous honorarium with tax all sorted. The others offered various packages and incentives in between.

    I turned them all down, mainly because in these days of global …

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