Carcinoid cancer and neuroendocrine tumor specialists from around the world, fascinating presentations on all aspects of these rare diseases, the opportunity to meet fellow carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor (NETs) patients and caregivers from near and far – these are all features of what makes a great carcinoid/NET conference. CNETS Canada is sponsoring its national conference from Friday, May 4, 2012 to Sunday, May 6, 2012 in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada.
“Closing the Gap between What Is and What Might Be for the NET Community” is a conference for medical professionals, patients, and caregivers featuring 30 sessions ranging from the ABCs of NETs for the newly diagnosed to surgical treatments to nutrition to what’s new in NETs research. Carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor specialists from Canada, the United States, Ireland, Austria, and Sweden will be the guest speakers.
The landmark Fairmont Chateau Laurier, located next door to the Parliament Buildings, is the conference site. Special group rates for accommodations at the Chateau Laurier are as follows:
- Fairmont Room (standard) for $189.00 per night plus tax
- Fairmont with a view for $209.00 per night plus tax
- Deluxe Room for $239.00 per night plus tax
For conference participants who wish to extend their stay prior to May 4th, the Chateau has a limited number of available rooms. CNETS Canada has contracted for group rates at nearby hotels.
Registration is $150.00 for patients and caregivers, $200.00 for Allied Medical Professionals, and $250.00 for MDs. The cost includes all conference materials and meals from breakfast on Friday until breakfast and mid-morning snacks on Sunday. A welcome reception on Thursday evening, May 3, will include finger foods.
The Friday, May 4 program will include:
- An Overview of NETs
- Pathology of NETs: Closing the Gap between What Has Been and What Should Be in the Pathology Report
- Circulating Markers and Prognostic Indicators for NETs
- The Role of Imaging as a Biomarker for PRRT in Conjunction with Histology
- ABCs of NETs for the Newly Diagnosed
- Live Tumors and Octreotide
- Introduction to Biomarkers
- Lung NETs
- When NETs become Liver “Mets”: Current Therapeutic Strategies
- Surgical Treatment of Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors
- Multivisceral Transplantation for Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
- mTOR Inhibition and Translation Control of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
- Managing Your Medical Records
The Saturday, May 5 program will include:
- Clinical Trials: Their Importance and Relevance for Carcinoid/NET Patients
- When Chemotherapy Is Effective
- Nutrition for NET Patients
- Management of Post Whipple and Post Bowel Resection GI Distress and Malabsorption
- The HALCE/HACE Embolization
- ABCs of Nuclear Medicine for Carcinoid/NET Patients
- Communicating with Your Disease Site Team
- Radioembolization and Spheres for Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors
- What’s New in NETs Research
- Management of NET Symptoms and Subsequent Issues Arising from Different Treatment Paths
- Neurocognitive Dysfunction – Part of the Carcinoid Syndrome or a Result of the Diagnosis?
The Sunday, May 6 program will include:
- Introduction to Centers of Excellence – Challenges Overcome and Challenges Ahead
- Facilitated small group dialogue and deliberations across all stakeholder groups
Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is the second largest city in the Province of Ontario and the fourth largest city in the country. It is a multicultural, bilingual city with a diverse population. Whether you love museums, cycling, historic landmarks, night life, shopping, or sporting events, there is something for everyone in Ottawa. May is Tulip Celebration in Ottawa! Visit Ottawa’s tourism site and learn about all you can experience while attending the CNETS Canada conference.