Learn From The Experts
No matter how experienced we are, or how long we have been in the industry, everyone can learn something new. We should be leading the charge and modeling behavior to encourage other people to deeply explore their own professional development. Without exposure to a variety of points of view, we can miss new ideas and trends that can impact future results. Attending conferences, especially the international ones, gives you the chance to listen to different points of view and learn new ideas and trends in your field. They also provide you with new techniques, new types of equipment, data that is yet to be published, and investigators that you may not have heard of.