For months there have been 10 foot tall posters throughout the hospital announcing this important meeting. Unfortunately visas are hard to get, so the audience was mainly limited to Saudi Arabian MD’s. We could have had an international audience but the government has no interest in allowing foreign MD’s in for a visit. As it was, we apparently had a devil of a time just getting the international faculty a visitor’s visa. Here, are the nurses who comprise the neuro and spine team. I managed to get them here because it’s an important teaching event. Thankfully in the OR we all wear scrubs. But out in the world, they even had screens up in the lecture hall to separate men and women. It was primarily in case the religious police checked. Mostly everyone ignored the screens. But the screens did hamper the flow of traffic.