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The Biomedical Association of Southern Wisconsin took in a Brewers game. They enjoyed the company — and brats with special Milwaukee County Stadium sauce — but they didn’t enjoy watching the Brewers get thrashed 7-4 by their rival, the Chicago Cubs. Maybe next year. And speaking of next year, Wisconsin has already picked the date and site of its 2001 State Conference: Oct. 9-12 in LaCrosse.

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Stephen Thompson, territory manager for Novametrix, recently gave a presentation to the Washington State Biomedical Association during a meeting at the Providence Medical Center in Seattle. Thompson spoke on non-invasive cardiac output (NICO) monitoring and discussed the advantages and limitations of Novametrix’s NICO offering. WSBA members were also reminded of the FCC’s new wireless telemetry spectrum and urged to review the telemetry frequencies used at their facilities.

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Members of the Philadelphia Area Medical Instrumentation Association were recently treated to a night out at Dave & Buster’s courtesy of GE Marquette Medical Systems. About 70 members attended a presentation by Kevin Lund of St. Croix Systems on WOSYST equipment management software, then they were off to play games and scarf chow for the remainder of a fun-filled evening.

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The Heartland Biomedical Association held its summer social event at the Elmwood Golf Course. More than 25 players participated in the best ball tournament and comments were unanimously positive. Sure, there were some “less than best” balls hit and a golf cart took a “360”, but overall, it was a fun and safe time. The HBA is now prepping for its symposium, to be held Nov. 2 and 3.