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  • atip4football8 atip4football8 Feb 4, 2013 7:22 PM Flag

    Year end earning call ... Strange timing

    I find it very odd that Gulfo scheduled the earnings release and conference call for march 5th ... The last day of the AAD annual meeting ... Seems to me he should busy with other things that day! We've waited this long .... Why waste precious time at the premier derm conference going over last years news ... (Not to mention he will probably be tired and present worse than usual if that is possible).

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • Sam, I think you have it right. He needs to be around the derms and help the sales group answer questions or just meet and greet and let the derm know who the top guy is. Obviously Gulfo is not the presenter ... They need the CFO to present st these conferences (or find one that can) to support Gulfo.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Dr. Gulfo is scheduled to give a presentation on March 6th at Cowen & Company 33rd Annual Healthcare Conference in Boston. What is this "AAD" annual meeting to which you refer?

    • Atip
      I could not agree with you more. As it relates to this large, important conference, Dr. Gulfo has already failed to do the single most important task; namely, get Melafind on the Conference Presentation Agenda. Again, I repeat, how can there be a session on Advanced Dermascopy and NOT one on Melafind. Horrible failure!!!! So, if nothing else, Gulfo should spend time at the booth. CEO's do it all the time, anyone who thinks otherwise has probably never been to a Convention or had much business experience. I also agree that the timing of the CC is terrible.
      regards endo

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      • Endo, I agree ... 6000 derms in one place cannot be ignored by the CEO .... And it should have all of his focus .... Not a silly earnings call talking about last years results.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • Dr. Gulfo has already failed to do the single most important task; namely, get Melafind on the Conference Presentation Agenda. Again, I repeat, how can there be a session on Advanced Dermascopy and NOT one on Melafind. Horrible failure!!!!-- endo

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        Just call me naïve (why not? You call me everything else in the book) but, think about it for a moment.... since the conference presentation schedule is presumably put together by physicians at the cutting edge of dermatology, don't you believe that they would schedule presentations that they believed had the most to offer the attendees? They are not just going to allow anybody to present for marketing alone but, only those that they believe have a legitimate reason to occupy this rarified atmosphere.

        What does that tell you about the derms "overwhelmingly" accepting mela (as has been stated here)?

        Speaks volumes, does it not?

      • Taking a glass half full approach (which admittedly has been pretty difficult lately), maybe he knows they will have already crushed the numbers by that date?

        Sentiment: Hold

    • I for one would think that a companies marketing/finance group would want to milk any/all news for maximum exposure. Why cram everything in a short space when you could create/keep a buzz going for an extra week or so, thru scheduling, and keep your companies name out in front of investors. Where is this new marketing group?

      Management keeps reinforcing this bumbling image IMO. Whether its Dr.G or whomever, I for one would like to see a more exciting spokesperson, they should be issueing news, briefs, placements, testimonials, etc. regularly to keep the name out there.

      IMO Point well taken ATIP...................

    • It's called delegation of authority, management 101. I'm quite sure that he has the trained sales staff that can handle the last day, perhaps he will be there for a first day presentation. Do you actually believe that he is at a point where he needs to work a sales booth? Talk about a ridiculous post!

    • It's called delegation of authority, management 101. I'm quite sure that he has the trained sales staff that can handle the last day, perhaps he will be there for a first day presentation. Do you actually believe that he is at a point where he needs to work a sales booth? Talk about a ridiculous post!

 
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