Monday, May 08, 2006
I'm spending a couple of days scouting for story ideas at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' annual clinical meeting. This morning I had a few minutes free, so I wandered through the exhibition hall. The booths are giant monuments to swag - note the edifice Wyeth built, and the small mob of people waiting to get their personalized engraved pens. (The mob grew rapidly - this was right after the hall opened.)
I wandered up and down the aisles eying the free drug samples, tote bags, and vast selection of pens. Personalization seemed to be big. In addition to the Wyeth pens, I saw personalized prescription pads and personalized portfolios on offer. I don't think they would give me a prescription pad. Well, really, I hope they wouldn't. Seeing as how I'm not a doctor.
I also saw tons of devices - cases of speculums, a wide variety of forceps, and many machines I could not identify. I imagine the perky young sales people would have been happy to explain, but those perky sales people make me nervous.
Posted by towwas at 10:37 PM