The Big Apple Noids support group has initiated and is sponsoring, in collaboration with the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Luncheon with the Experts, a program which brings together carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor (NET) patients with physicians to discuss issues ranging from NET cancer treatments and surgery to follow-up testing and new developments. These meetings, for a maximum of 24 participants per meeting, will be held in private dining areas of restaurants and other small settings in the greater metropolitan New York and tri-state area. While there is no charge for admission, interested individuals must register by email or telephone on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants pay for their own lunches.
The first luncheon will be held on Sunday, January 27 at 12:30 pm at Carinos Ristorante Italiano at 1710 2nd Avenue in New York City, New York. The luncheon will be in a private room. To see a menu and read more about the restaurant click here.
The experts for the inaugural luncheon will be Richard R.P. Warner, MD, Director of the Center for Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumors at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and Medical Director of the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, Celia M. Divino, MD, Chief of the Division of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital and Lynn H. Ratner, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Future luncheons, dates, times and locations to be announced, may include experts in the areas of oncology, surgery, interventional radiology, and nuclear medicine.
For further information and to register, please contact Emily Zuckerberg, support group leader for the Big Apple Noids, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-689-1980. Due to the small, personalized nature of the luncheons, only those who have registered will be able to attend. Patients may register for themselves and one guest. It is anticipated there will be a waiting list. Please register by January 20, 2013.