a good way to find drug dinners?

  1. as a NP student I'm on a limited budget and any free educational events interest me. Several fellow students and I have gotten on lists for "drug dinners" where a presentation is sponsored by pharma, but still offers good information. Others haven't, it seems really hit or miss.

    It seems right now you get on the invites through knowing someone - RN, MD, or ARNP who is already on the list. Is there a more systematic way of getting on these lists, and finding out how many of these dinner series are out there?

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  3. by   MS, APRN, BC, FNP
    Ahhhh yes, westcoastgirls are always looking for that free dinner. What I hate is when big pharma buys me dinner and then wants me to put out.

    I don't know what to tell you, pharmeceutical reps just find me, and I get invited. When your established and writing scripts they will find you. You won't be able to avoid them.
    Last edit by MS, APRN, BC, FNP on Nov 20, '06
  4. by   lalaxton
    Join your state NP association, some pharma reps find local NP's this way. Also ask your NP/physician clinical supervisor to let you know when they get invited to one. There is no 'list' out there you can get on to get invites.