Doctors are often willing to take time out from their busy schedules to attend medical conferences. Companies that specialize in medical devices, medicines and medical research clamor to participate in these conferences. The basic idea is to bring new inventions and methods to the attention of doctors. Companies want to sell their goods and products. Doctors are seeking information, medicines and devices that will help them solve patient issues. This is a good way to share information and products in a concentrated space and time.
While many of the displays at conferences are by companies trying to sell products, lectures are quite different. A medical researcher or doctor may deliver a paper on a new surgical technique. Others may talk about research into curing new issues with medicines already on the market. After viewing the exhibits and attending lectures, the doctors must decide what devices, information and medicines will best help their patients.