Carcinoid and neuroendocrine cancer patients, family members, caregivers, and healthcare professionals are invited to attend the New England Carcinoid Connection Conference on Friday, June 27, 2014 at The Lantana in Randolph, Massachusetts. The day-long conference will feature presentations by Jennifer Chan, MD, MPH; Thomas E. Clancy, MD; and Keith E. Stuart, MD; morning and afternoon concurrent workshops on topics ranging from carcinoid heart disease and nutrition to integrative therapies and financial planning; a continental breakfast; and lunch. There is a per person registration fee of $25.00. The registration deadline is June 1, 2014.
Dr. Jennifer Chan will talk about “Carcinoid and Other Neuroendocrine Tumors: What’s New in Treatments and Clinical Trials.” Dr. Chan is Clinical Director of the Program in Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumors at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School, where she is currently an Instructor of Medicine. Since joining the staff at Dana-Farber in 2006, she has developed broad expertise in the treatment of patients with neuroendocrine tumors. In addition to her clinical practice, she has lectured widely and published several articles on treatment approaches for patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine or carcinoid tumors. She has also played a leading role in the development of novel neuroendocrine tumor therapies and has served as the principal investigator of several Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center clinical trials for patients with neuroendocrine tumors.
Dr. Thomas E. Clancy will discuss “Carcinoid-Related Surgeries.” A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Clancy completed his residency in general surgery and his fellowship in surgical oncology, both at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Clancy’s research interests include neuroendocrine tumors, pancreatic and liver tumors, gastric surgery, and minimally invasive cancer surgery. Dr. Clancy is Medical Director of Multispecialty Surgical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
“Liver-Directed Therapies for the Carcinoid Patient” will be the focus of Dr. Keith E. Stuart’s presentation. Dr. Stuart is Chairman of the Department of Hematology and Oncology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Stuart earned his MD at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his medical training at New England Deaconess Hospital. For many years Dr. Stuart was Director of the Hepatobiliary and Gastrointestinal Malignancy Program at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He has published widely in many peer-reviewed medical journals, and his research interests include investigations into new chemotherapy and biotherapy options for patients with cancers of the liver, pancreas, and colon, as well as neuroendocrine tumors. Dr. Stuart is most widely known for studying innovative local and minimally invasive treatments of cancers involving the liver.
Conference participants can choose from 4 concurrent workshops in the morning and 4 concurrent workshops in the afternoon.
Morning workshops at 11:00 am:
- How Carcinoid Affects the Heart: Carcinoid Heart Disease
Daniel G. Stover, MD, Gastrointestinal Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
- The Importance of Nutrition to the Neuroendocrine Survivor
Speaker to be announced
- The Role of Spirituality in Coping
Very Rev. Archpriest Yaroslav Nalysnyk, MD, DMin Chaplain, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
- Caregivers: Discussion, Duties, Frustrations, and Help For Yourself Too
Susan Englander LICSW, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Afternoon workshops at 1:30 pm:
- Integrative Therapies for Carcinoid Survivors
Speaker to be announced
- The Role of Exercise in Fighting Cancer-Related Fatigue
Laury J. Hale, CES of the Fitness Unlimited Health Club for women in East Milton, MA
- Palliative Care for the Carcinod Survivor
Douglas E. Brandoff, MD, Co-Director Adult Palliative Care Clinic, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
- Financial Planning: When You Have a Chronic Illness
Gerald Loftin, JD, CFP, AIF, Principal, Proficient Wealth Counselors, LLC
A special discounted rate of $129 per night for conference guests will be available at the Comfort Inn in Randolph, Massachusetts on Thursday night, June 27 and Friday night, June 28. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 781-961-1000, requesting the New England Carcinoid Connection discounted rate. The hotel offers a complimentary continental breakfast, free parking, an outdoor swimming pool, and fitness center. The Comfort Inn is in walking distance to The Lantana.
To register for the conference, click here.