“It’s really cool, like ’Shark Tank’ for orthopedic surgeons! “

Timothy Henderson, MD, Wayne NJ

“A lot of people aren’t going to conferences anymore. I haven’t been to one in 3 years. Almost all of our meetings have transitioned from in-person to video and it’s been really nice, you don’t have to travel. This is a tremendous idea. It is a great way to learn about new products, to interact and ask questions. It is definitely the way the future is headed.”

Ben Robinson, MD, Richfield, UT

“This is a much better way to get introduced to new products than just wandering around an exhibit hall. It’s a really neat idea.”

Deren Bagsby, MD, Clayton, NC

“It’s a great avenue for companies to reach out to physicians and for physicians to learn about new products that we don’t know about. I really like the time format. Sometimes we run into situations where sales reps just keep talking on and on about their products. The 7-minute time slot encourages people to be very to the point. It’s a very practical use of our time.

Zahab Ahsan, MD, Naperville, IL

“It went very well! The companies and products were very interesting and relevant to me. I’m following up with most of them. I believe it has been a fruitful endeavor for everyone.”

Charles Lawrie, MD, Miami, FL

“I’m impressed. This is a lot more efficient than walking around a trade show.”

Daniel Prohaska, MD, Wichita, KS

“I like the concept. It allows me to meet a lot of people from the comfort of my home. It was good, it was quick, it was to the point, and low-pressure – a comfortable distance from the vendor.”

Junaid Makda, MD, Lincolnshire, IL

“A really good way to see a parade of new products, some of them extremely useful, and get explanations about them face-to-face. I saw some stuff I never would have seen, some stuff I’m fascinated by.”

David Rubins, MD, Sarasota, FL

“I appreciate the ability to have a set time and agenda that allows a high yield review of potentially useful products. It avoids the inefficiencies of visiting booths at conferences or having to schedule a meeting for a product you know won’t fit your needs after 5 min of discussion. Because if you’re not interested in the product it’s an easy exit. It’s a great time saver.”

Thomas Myers, MD, Rochester, NY