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Is it sport, or is it research?

Now, we know that early-morning fun runs aren't for everyone, but when a bunch of emergency docs pick dodgeball as the extracurricular sport at their annual meeting, are they looking for exercise or for professional practice? The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine held its meeting in Washington last month, and no fewer than 16 teams signed up for the SAEM dodgeball tournament the proceeds of which, it is noted, are donated to the SAEM Research Fund. The requisite waiver form states, "I assume all risk of injury to my person and property that may be sustained in connection with any activity including the tournament or pickup games." No word on whether damaged limbs or concussed craniums are considered the property of the Research Fund.

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Title Annotation:Indications
Author:Frey, Randy
Publication:Family Practice News
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2008
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