2010 California & Virginia Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumor Patient Conferences: Registration Is Now Open

InterScience Institute (ISI) and the Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network (CCAN) are presenting their first joint conferences for carcinoid and neuroendocrine cancer patients on Saturday, July 17, 2010 in San Francisco, California, and on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in Alexandria, Virginia“A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Diagnosis, Treatment and Monitoring of NETs” will be held at the Crowne Plaza San Francisco International Airport Hotel in Burlingame, California, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on July 17th.  For those on the East Coast, the same conference will be presented at the Crowne Plaza Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on September 25th.

The guest speakers and their topics are:

  • Dr. Eugene Woltering, Neuroendocrine Cancer Patients – A Personalized Approach to Choosing the Best Course of Treatment

Dr. Eugene Woltering

  • Dr. Aaron Vinik, Neuroendocrine Tumors:  Recognition, Potential New Therapies and a Look at the Future

Dr. Aaron Vinik

  • Paris Mamikunian, The Science Behind the Tests – Assessing NET Patient Biomarkers
  • Robert Wahmann, New Advances in World NET Patient Advocacy
  • Dr. Thomas O’Dorisio, Choosing Options of Care and the Value of Tumor Markers in the Process

Dr. Thomas O’Dorisio

  • Dr. Vay Liang W. Go, Nutrition and Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (GEP-NETs)

Dr. Vay Liang W. (Bill) Go

Each program will include breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  Registration is now open for both programs.  A $20.00 per person donation is requested.

The Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel is a “casually elegant hotel that delivers a unique mix of friendly California hospitality and modern lifestyle amenities for business and leisure travelers in the San Francisco Bay Area,” a short distance from shopping and dining in Burlingame, Santa Cruz, Carmel, Monterey and the California Wine Country.    For the San Francisco conference, hotel reservations can be made directly with the Crowne Plaza Burlingame (http://www.sfocp.com). The special room rate for the conference is $109.00 plus tax if booked by June 17, 2010, subject to availability.  Call 1-877-252-1558 or 1-650-342-9200.  In order to receive the special rate, please let the hotel know that you are with “The Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network Event.”

Located on the Potomac River, just south of Washington, D.C., the Crowne Plaza Old Town will offer conference participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in the charming city of Alexandria, to explore the haunts of our founding fathers, and to delight in architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries.  This premiere hotel is only 8 blocks from shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and historic homes all on the waterfront. For conference goers in Virginia, the room rate is $119.00 plus tax if booked by August 25th.  To make hotel reservations, call the Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria (http://www.cpoldtownalexandriahotel.com/) at 1-703-683-6000 and let the hotel know that you are with “The Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network Event” to receive the special room rate.

For online conference registration or to print out a mail-in registration form, go to www.carcinoidawareness.org. For further information, contact CCAN toll-free at 1-866-850-9555.

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