There goes the Neighborhood.
Blogworld Expo will have to contend with medical bloggers, including myself.  The conference runs from October 15 through 17, and the medical bloggers will convene on the 15th.  It is being held in Las Vegas, so there is very little chance for things to get too serious.
The following is a list of distinguished bloggers (and me) and the topics they are covering:
Panel #1 The State of the Health Blogosphere: We've Come A Long Way, Baby Moderator: Kim McAllister, Emergiblog Panelist: Kevin Pho, Kevin MD Panelist: Nick Genes, Blogborygmi Panelist: Kerri Sparling, SixUntilMePanel #2 Staying On The Good Side of HIPAA: Safe and Ethical Blogging Practices Moderator: Mike Sevilla, Doctor Anonymous Panelist: Rob Lamberts, Musings of a Distractible Mind Panelist: Debra Farber, IBM Panelist: Bob Coffield, Health Care Law Blog

Panel #3 Blogging For Change: How To Influence Healthcare Through Blogging Moderator: Val Jones, Better Health Panelist: Gary Schwitzer, Schwitzer Health News Blog Panelist: Terri Polick, Nurse Ratched's Place Panelist: Gene Ostrovsky, Medgadget

Panel #4 The Value of Blogs To Hospitals, Industry, and News Organizations Moderator: Gary Schwitzer, Health News Review Panelist: Marc Monseau, Johnson & Johnson 's JNJBTW Blog Panelist: Bob Stern, MedPageToday Panelist: Paul Levy, Running A Hospital

It will not only be a thrill to go to this conference, but even more to meet these folks who I have gotten to know over the past 3 years of blogging.
I hope that some of my readers will also be able to attend.  We can hang out and throw back a few brewski's.  (How do you pluralize brewski?).