Give Your Smart Phone a Break, And Just Reflect

During a Break between sessions at a conference for CME professionals, I went into the networking area, eager to talk with other attendees. But everyone I approached was either talking on a cell phone, working on a laptop, or both. Feeling frustrated and deflated, I began to think about how technology, while bringing tremendous advantages to our lives, was in this case impeding one of the most important aspects of meetings — the opportunity to benefit from the perspectives and

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