Carcinoid and NET (neuroendocrine tumor) cancer patients, caregivers and family members, as well as physicians and other health professionals, have a unique opportunity to learn more about NET cancer, including the latest information about diagnosis and treatments, and to network with hundreds of others who share similar concerns and experiences when the 2014 National NET Patient Conference is held in Charlotte, North Carolina from Thursday, September 18 to Saturday, September 20, 2014. There will also be a special conference on lung carcinoid and DIPNECH on Sunday morning, September 21. Whether newly diagnosed or living with a NET for many years, this conference will feature up-to-the-minute information as well advice from specialists on the leading issues faced by NET patients.
Nationally and internationally recognized NET cancer experts will speak on a wide variety of topics including:
• NETs – An Introduction to the Basics
• Midgut NETs Surgery
• Pancreatic NETs Surgery
• Clinical Trials
• New Approaches to Treating NETs Induced Diarrhea
• Somatostatin Analogs: Summary of Recent Trials
• Update on NETs Markers
• Benefit of Multidisciplinary Teams Treating NETs
• Role of the Gastroenterologist in Diagnosing and Treating NETs
• Update on Studies in MEN 1 and the Risk of Familial NETs
• Therapy with LU-177 vs. High Dose LAR: The AAA Trial
• Update on Multivisceral Organ Transplants
• Vitamin Supplements and Alternative Therapies
• Spheres vs. Chemoembolization vs. Bland Embolization
The Sunday conference on lung carcinoid and DIPNECH will focus on:
• Finding lung NETs and Their Metastasis
• Bronchoscopy, Percutaneous & Trans-bronchial Biopsies for Lung Lesions
• Surgical Approaches to DIPNECH, Primary NETs and Their Metastasis
• Role of Chemotherapy, Biologic Response Modifiers and PRRT in the Therapy of Lung NETs
Opening the conference on Thursday afternoon will be a session on insurance – appeals, interpretation of bills, out of network benefits, and ICD. The Emotional Implication of NETs Treatment will also be discussed.
During Friday and Saturday, in addition to the presentations, there will be two question and answer sessions each day. On Sunday, a question and answer session will conclude the special conference on lung carcinoid and DIPNECH. Lectures begin at 8:00 am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For the complete program, CLICK HERE.
The registration fee is $100.00 per person through April 30, 2014; $125.00 per person from May 1 through August 31, 2014; and $150.00 per person for late registration from September 1, 2014 and on. The registration fee includes attendance at the conference, a reception on Thursday evening, and both breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday. To register, CLICK HERE.
A special group rate for the Charlotte Marriott City Center is $149.00 per room per night, subject to availability. Reservations for the hotel should be made directly by attendees with Marriott reservations at 800-228-9290 or at the hotel in Charlotte, 704-333-9000. Amenities at the hotel include a heated indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, and 24-hour fitness center. For more information about the hotel, CLICK HERE.
While in Charlotte, there’s lots to explore – museums, restaurants, Carowinds amusement park, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, gardens, a private safari at Lazy 5 Ranch where you just might see a zebra!, carriage tours, historic sites, and more. CLICK HERE for 100 Fun Things to Do in Charlotte, CLICK HERE for Trip Advisor reviews, and check out more about Charlotte HERE.