Dr John Newton: Trish, I think this has been traditionally the best conference that I ever get to go to. I’ve been to all but one. Graham puts on a wonderful, wonderful show; gets fantastic speakers, and we get all the blood out of these guys. It’s like they’re on the stage all the time. We get every drip of information. I think that’s what’s made this such a traditionally wonderful conference to come to. It’s been really good in that respect. Really, good.
I think there are a lot of key messages I’m going to take home that relate largely to how I talk to a person before their surgery that; relate a lot to how I implement techniques which I already know, but which will how I might manipulate those techniques and use them in different ways. So, really good. Great stuff.
You never ever, you can’t stop learning. You just can’t stop learning. I think there’s plastic surgeons all over the world who, in their own work, develop individual little styles and techniques. You come to a meeting like this, you hear the speakers present their individual styles and techniques and you talk to the other members of the plastic surgery fraternity about their individual styles and techniques and you tell about yours. They say, “Fair dinkum, you really do that?” Sometimes that makes me worried! But we get that total cross dissemination of information and learning. Don’t stop coming to meetings. You can’t stop coming to meetings.
I sometimes come worried. I sometimes feel anxious about what I’m hearing and how it applies to me; but I always, always go away thinking, “That was so good. I’ve learned so much.”
I think what benefits consumers here is that you have, at a meeting like this, people who are specifically interested in rhinoplasty surgery, or nose surgery, and you have a whole lot of them and they’re all putting their spice and pepper into the pot to come and bring up something which is special, different, and optimum. That’s where the patient benefits. You get this blending and meshing of concepts and ideas and techniques to produce something which is going to give each individual patient potential for a better outcome.
The baseline information, the way Graham runs and presents these meetings tops any meeting elsewhere in the world that I go to on an annual or regular basis. This is cream. This is the real cream. I just love it. I can’t say enough to say how good these meetings are and how well Graham has gone in setting up this structure.