2011 Focus On Neuroendocrine Tumors Conference

September 16, 2011
Hilton Hotel, 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Conference Chair: David Metz, MD

The Focus On Neuroendocrine Tumors Conference is a full day designed to address the personal and medical issues facing those with neuroendocrine tumors; including those in treatment, survivors, their loved ones, and caregivers. Get information on the latest advances in neuroendocrine tumor risk, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom management and psychosocial issues; as well as the opportunity to network and gain support from other neuroendocrine tumor survivors.

Watch Video of Full Conference Here

Agenda [PDF]

Conference Invitation [PDF]

view Transcript from Neuroendocrine tumors webchat

Conference Presentations

Overview of NETs (NETs 101)
David C. Metz, MD
Abramson Cancer Center

Endoscopic Imaging for Neuroendocrine Tumors
Vinay Chandrasekhara, MD
Abramson Cancer Center

Tumor Markers and Pathology
Antonia R. Sepulveda, MD, PhD
Abramson Cancer Center

Genetics and Neuroendocrine Tumors
Katherine L. Nathanson, MD
Abramson Cancer Center

Surgical Management of Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Giorgos C. Karakousis, MD
Abramson Cancer Center

Surgical Management of Bronchial Carcinoid
Stacey Su, MD
Abramson Cancer Center

Liver Resection and Liver Transplantation for Neuroendocrine Tumors
Abraham Shaked, MD, PhD
Penn Medicine

New Treatment in Pancreas Neuroendocrine Tumors (PNETs)
Weijing Sun, MD
Abramson Cancer Center

Systemic Treatment Options for Metastatic Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
Andrea Cercek, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Development Update for the Abramson Cancer Center
Tricia Bruning
Abramson Cancer Center

Discover OncoLink
Carolyn Vachani, RN, MSN, AOCN

Caring for Carcinoid Foundation – the Importance of Research
Lauren Erb
Caring for Carcinoid Foundation

Whole Genomic Exome Sequencing of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Reveals Prognostic Markers and Potential Novel Therapies
Barish H. Edil, MD
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at John Hopkins University

A New Pathway That Regulates Neuroendocrine Tumors
XianXin Hua, MD, PhD
Abramson Cancer Center

Proton Radiation Therapy for Neuroendocrine Tumors
Smith “Jim” Apisarnthanarax, MD
Abramson Cancer Center

Penn Neuroendocrine Tumor Treatment Program - The Role of the Nurse Coordinator
Bonnie Bennett, RN, BSN
Abramson Cancer Center

Nutrition and Neuroendocrine Tumors
Karen Wagner, MS, RD, LDN
Abramson Cancer Center

Support for the Caregiver of Neuroendocrine Tumor Patients
Mark Francis, PhD
Abramson Cancer Center

Interventional Oncology – Advanced Technology for Cancer Treatment
Deepak Sudheendra, MD
Abramson Cancer Center

How to be a Barking Zebra – A Point of View: Thoughts of a Neuroendocrine Tumor Patient
Suzi Garber
Delaware Valley Carcinoid and NET Connection


Conference Slideshow