In the US you can find out how much money your neuro has snaffled from the pharma hand. Generally this is what cost is attributed from that neuro to the pharma…not what goes in their pocket. So you have the cost of a flight, the taxi the hotel the meals, their minder who has to travel with them to wipe their bums, in addition to any money they may or their univeristy may get from this activity. If you go to Europe or USA a few times a year then that is alot of cash..ProfG went to the USA 3 times in one week once..yep bonkers
I usally get the shitty deals like a meeting in Downtown London, Now it is 5 F..ing hours on Zoom . I still have to get a telly after kicking it to death after the MS Teams TV advert..You know the one…It helps us to innovate:-(
Occassionally I travel ProfG Class and go somewhere nice. I went to Rio for a weekend once. I was so busy I got picked up from the airport and did 6 hours of teaching and then went home by thew Sunday. This is my view from the beach by the hotel. The copacobana and the sugar loaf?
Tantislying but I was not in Rio, which was round the corner
P.S. I am sure the neuros get some recompense for the things they do, but trust me they think more about you than they do for the pharma sponsorship..that’s a perk