It has also helped that in addition to my loving spouse (who is faithfully attending sessions, but he is primarily a diabetes doc) my 21 year old daughter has come along. As she is currently a PR intern for the local ADA chapter, the meeting has been educational for her as well. And she has been great company when I have played hookey to shop or sight-see!
One thing that has appalled her is the lack of presentation skills, both on the platform and the poster. Over the next few posts I will highlight some of the common mistakes we have observed, as well as reviewing the literature (yup, there is a scientific literature) on poster presentations.
In the meantime, the good times continue to roll in the Crescent City.