From the conference I went to our Bertha von Suttner building to participate in an ‘EMAS’ initiative of our medical service. Colleagues are regularly encouraged to take the stairs. By so doing, they not only save energy (when going up) but also get exercise and so keep fit. To encourage them, the medical service laid on a nurse at the bottom and a doctor at the top to take pulses and oxygen levels before and afterwards and a free fruit juice for those who were thirsty. In the picture my favourite nurse, Caroline, who has an uncanny ability (that I have repeatedly witnessed personally) to give injections without causing the slightest bit of pain, is measuring my blood pressure before the stairs. I opted to go all the way up (climbing ten floors). Modesty cannot prevent me from reporting that my heart didn’t even break into a trot.