Question special

Hello all! First a big thank you to your expert panelists for their time and thoughtful responses during their undoubtedly busy schedules. I am thoroughly enjoying the variety of questions that have been asked so far - so many have crossed my own mind as I have thought about, prepared for, and ultimately attended conferences thus far.

My question is for trainees who may not always have the opportunity to attend an annual national meeting due to clinical responsibilities, but who perhaps can take advantage of the more frequent or local regional meetings. What can be uniquely gained - both networking and educational - from attending these?