Have you registered for the national carcinoid and NET patient conference in New Orleans, September 20 – 22? The hotel is over 90% booked and registration is nearing capacity! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) from nationally and internationally recognized experts, to ask questions of these extremely knowledgeable physicians and other healthcare professionals, and to meet and network with hundreds of members of the NET community.
The conference will be held at the Astor Crowne Plaza, located at the gateway to the French Quarter where Canal Street meets Bourbon Street. One of the most popular New Orleans hotels, the Astor Crowne Plaza offers easy access to nearby attractions like the Aquarium of the Americas, Jackson Square, Morial Convention Center, and Riverwalk Shopping, world-renowned dining and the intoxicating sounds of New Orleans jazz and blues.
Registration, on a space available basis, is $100.00 per person through August 31; $125.00 per person after September 1. The registration fee includes a reception on Thursday, September 20; breakfast and lunch on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22. The Astor Crowne Plaza is offering a special group rate of $149.00 per room, based on availability, until August 20, 2012. To register and make hotel reservations, CLICK HERE.
Topics to be covered during the conference include:
- NETs – The Basics
- Innovations in NET Surgery
- Development and Validation of NET Markers
- Multi Visceral Organ Transplants
- What’s New in Chemotherapy/ Biologic Response Modifier Therapy of NETs
- Diarrhea – Is It Tumor-Related or a Side Effect of Therapy
- Insurance Challenges
- Diet and Natural Product Therapy for NETs
- Tissue Testing
- Clinical Trials in NETs
- What is EUS
- PRRT in Europe and in America
- Can Gallium 68 Scans Save Your Life
- Radiotherapy with 1311-MIBG
- Spheres vs. Chemoembolization vs. Bland Embolization
There will be two question and answer sessions on both Friday and Saturday. To see a complete list of presentations and guest speakers, CLICK HERE.
On Saturday, the 2012 Warner Advocacy Award will be presented by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Established in 2009, the award is a lasting tribute to the late Monica Warner, a passionate advocate for NET patients. The award honors an outstanding NET patient, advocate, caregiver, or citizen who most embodies the spirit with which Monica Warner assisted patients.
For further information, contact Maryann Wahmann, Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network (CCAN), 866-850-9555 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a taste of New Orleans, here’s a great video, with a special performance by Kermit Ruffins and the Rebirth Brass Band. And visit the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau website for information about the French Quarter, attractions, tours, a dining and entertainment directory, art and culture, shopping, and more. There’s something for everyone in New Orleans!!