If our readers, and industry professionals are willing to pony up a fee, TSB envisions opening the 2010 NASS Meeting with a Bon Jovi (for the right price with no scheduling conflict) Concert. Now that would be an opening reception! You think NASS would give something back to us after all the money that we have invested in a self-serving organization, and all the surgeons that have been bought and paid for. Who said medicine can't be fun? Doctors are not interested in looking at more "me too" products. They walk around like zombies after the first day, either hung over, having slept in, or have brought their girlfriends to the show, and end up paying nothing more than lip service to you because the powers to be at NASS ask them to. Based on what one of our readers stated, this meeting is starting to become a yawn, while another hoped that next year's meeting will not be Mickey Mouse like! NASS is only interested in taking your exhibitor fees and finding sponsors for breakfast, lunch or a computer kiosk, and rather than spending an inordinate amount of money for a 20'x20' or 10'x10' booth you could donate part of that money to charity and a night of partying. TSB will be willing to allow all participating companies to have a 6' table to hawk your 'wares for two hours prior to the concert. That's right my fellow spineophiles, we could take back this meeting from the Usual Suspects that have made this a unproductive and self-serving meeting!
TSB will have a virtual booth at the 2010 NASS Meeting. No one will be at the booth except for four 72" Samsung flat screens that will have a live blog updating all our readers on the meeting in real time. We will have roving reporters, bringing together investors and companies looking for capital. As a source of entertainment, we will be hiring a half-a-dozen Victoria Secrets Models that will be walking the floor passing out spineblogger.com ( for our new, in the works website) t-shirts.
In the event you become tired and irritable, TSB will accommodate attendees by offering a massage area in the center or our booth, by appointment only! There will be a complimentary wine bar and hors d'oeuvres. In closing, that would be a meeting worth attending, until then, its back to the grind on Monday. TSB wants to know what are readers think?
"We weren't born to follow, Come on and get up off your knees, When life is a bitter pill to swallow, You gotta hold on to what you believe, Believe that that the sun will shine tomorrow, and that's a saints and sinners pleas, we weren't born to follow, You gotta stand up for what you believe!"