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Over 900 lab owners, managers and technicians came to LAB DAY East 2014 on April 5 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, eager to shop, get face time with exhibitors and take advantage of the more than 65 hours of concurrent continuing education courses available.
“The number of CE credits we’re able to get in one day is significant. The educational programs also provide valuable time-saving, operational and technical-procedure strategies we put to use in our laboratory,” said Jack Garcia, CDT, Tischler Dental Laboratory, Woodstock, NY. “I’ve been attending this show for years now and every time I come, there is something new to learn. We improve not only our knowledge but the passion to learn more and fulfill our curiosity.”
Known for its friendly atmosphere, LAB DAY East also provided attendees with a great networking opportunity—they reunited with old friends, met new ones and shared ideas on everything from going digital to industry trends and the economy.
Coming from 23 states and 12 countries, attendees were upbeat and optimistic about business and keenly interested in adding new materials, products and equipment to their laboratories this year. They’re interested in adding technicians, too: “Lab owners are starting to call NYCCT almost daily looking for students to hire. We haven’t seen that kind of interest in four to five years,” said Professor Nick Manos, NYCCT (New York City College of Technology), at the show.
In addition to our attendees, LMT thanks the more than 80 exhibitors and 30 clinic sponsors who made the show such a successful education event. (To see if you’re a door prize winner, please visit lmtmag.com/lmtlabdayeast#doorprizes.)
As attendees registered, we announced our move—next year, to Atlantic City, NJ—which was met with enthusiasm. The LMT team looks forward to seeing you there next year in September, at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Watch LMT and LMTmag.com for additional details, including the many easy and affordable transportation options available.
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