Three of the country’s leading carcinoid and neuroendocrine cancer specialists will be featured speakers for the New Jersey Carcinoid Cancer NETwork Conference. to be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza in Edison, New Jersey. Carcinoid/NETs: Moving Forward will give participants the opportunity to learn more recent developments regarding these rare diseases; surgical treatment options, including what’s currently available and what will be coming next; how neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are treated; what are the neuroendocrine symptoms and diseases associated with carcinoid; and everything you always wanted to know about PRRT (peptide receptor radionuclide therapy) but didn’t know who to ask.
The day-long conference begins at 7:15 am with a deluxe continental breakfast, includes a sit-down lunch, 5 presentations, and concludes with a moderated question and answer period from 3:20 to 4:45 pm.
The guest speakers will be:
Dr. Warner is often referred to as the “guru” of carcinoid, having dedicated his life’s work to carcinoid research and treatment. He is Director of the multidisciplinary Center for Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumors at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and Medical Director of the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation in White Plains, New York.
Dr. Wang, a surgical oncologist, is Professor of Surgery at LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans and a member of the multidisciplinary team at the Ochsner Neuroendocrine Tumor Program in Kenner, Louisiana. His clinical interests include hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery and radiofrequency and Nanoknife ablation of solid tumors.
Dr. Liu, neuroendocrine and surgical oncologist, is Director of the Neuroendocrine Center and Director of Surgical Services at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to opening the Neuroendocrine Center at Vanderbilt, Dr. Liu worked with Dr. Kjell Oberg, who chairs the Centre of Excellence for Endocrine Tumors at Uppsala University in Sweden.
Dr. Condemi, an onologist/hematologist at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersy, is rapidly expanding his practice in carcinoid/NETs, seeing approximately 200 patients, far more than any other local practitioner.
- Dr. Justina Deitz, “Neuroendocrine Symptoms and Diseases Associated with Carcinoid”
The cost to attend the conference, including the continental breakfast, coffee breaks and sit-down lunch, is $38.00 per person and walk-ins, if space is available, is $50.00 per person at the door (cash or check). The deadline for registering is October 16, 2013; late registration will be available space permitting.
Hotel accommodations are at the Crowne Plaza in Edison, New Jersey. For reservations, call the hotel at 732-287-3500 and ask for room reservations.
For further information, visit the New Jersey Carcinoid Cancer NETwork website, CLICK HERE.