NASS claims in their prospectus that 74% of attendees have the ability to authorize, specify or recommend products and services for purchase. Where? At a physician owned hospital? For a physician owned distributorship? Most attendees are not interested in seeing another commodity product. They are either selling their medical background to the highest bidder, or sponging off of some local rep so that they can pay for their lap dance at either Baby Dolls, the Diamond Club, Rachel's, Crystal Cabaret or the Doll House. What is it about tits and steak that attracts surgeons? You would think they never got any at home. Yet, the funniest commentary is that NASS actually propagandize that its attendees say that seeing a product or service at the technical exhibit is influential in decision making.
How ridiculous is it that NASS has the audacity to charge what it does, when it has been extorting money from vendors for the last twenty-five years? TSB has had the luxury of attending other industry related trade shows, never have I seen badges cost as much as they do at NASS. I guess someone has to subsidize Dr. Famous having a great time while they bitch and moan like little girls about how much money we make. You know maybe if they think that we make so much money, maybe they should pay us to listen to their insanity. TSB wants to know what our readers think? Yeah or Nay to this meeting this year?