Speaker Spotlight – 2016 National Conference Edition Part 9

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Eugene A. Woltering, MD, FACS

Bio:

Eugene A. Woltering, M.D .FACS,is the James D. Rives Professor of Surgery and Neurosciences at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He also is the Section Chief of Surgical Endocrinology and the Director of Surgical Research at this institution. Dr. Woltering attended medical school at Ohio State University School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Woltering has also completed fellowships in surgical oncology at The OhioState University School of Medicine and the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Woltering specializes in the diagnosis and management of neuroendocrine tumors of the gastroenteropancreatic tract. His research interests include the development of radioactive drugs for the diagnosis and therapy of tumors and the development of human tissue based models that can be used to product drug activity in patients.

To make an appointment, please contact Pam Ryan, RN:

NOLANETS-New Orleans Louisiana Neuroendocrine Tumor Specialists                  200 West Esplanade, Ste. 200                                                                                        Kenner, LA 70065                                                                                                                    (504) 464-8500                                                                                                                               or toll free: (866) 91-ZEBRA

For more information about Dr. Woltering, please visit Oschner Health Center’s website here or his LSU profile here.

For more information on Dr. Gene Woltering and NOLA NETs, please visit their website here.

Dr. Woltering at the 2016 National NET Patient Conference:

Topic: Biomarkers: The Emerging Role of Pancreastatin and Neurokinin A

When: Friday, September 23th, 2016 at 9:45AM*

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL NET PATIENT CONFERENCE in New Orleans, LA from September 22-24th to see Dr. Woltering and 19 other experts speak on Neuroendocrine Cancer! 

Registration is $125 per person including

  • Thursday’s Welcome Reception 
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks for both Friday and Saturday
  • And keep your eyes out for some special prizes!

Registration does not include your hotel stay or travel expenses.

For more information and to buy your ticket, click here!!

*Time and Date are subject to change.

To check out some of our other speakers, click here!

Speaker Spotlight – 2016 National Conference Edition Part 7

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David C. Metz, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

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Bio:

Dr Metz is Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he is director of the Acid-Peptic Disease Program and codirector of the GI Physiology Laboratory, the Swallowing Disorders Program and the Neuroendocrine Tumor Program.

He is actively involved in clinical research, patient care, and teaching of students, residents, and fellows. Dr Metz’s clinical research program is particularly active in acid-peptic conditions including hypersecretory states such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, Helicobacter pylori infection, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug gastropathy, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. He also has particular expertise in the diagnosis and management of patients with functional and non-functional neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas and alimentary tract. He has been a principal investigator on a number of trials evaluating upper gastrointestinal disease states. He is also active in national gastroenterology societies and was a prior member of the Liason Committee for Recertification of the American Board of Internal Medicine (American Gastroenterological Association representative) and the US Food and Drug Administration Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee. He is vice chair of the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS)

Dr Metz earned his MBBCh (MD equivalent) from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He moved to the United States in 1986 and pursued a residency in internal medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology in Washington, DC, in the combined Georgetown/Veterans Affairs Medical Center/National Institutes of Health (NIH) program. He remained on staff at the NIH for 2 more years as a senior staff fellow, performing basic research in pancreatic acinar cell secretion and clinical research in Zollinger-Ellison syndrome specifically.

In 1993, Dr Metz moved to Philadelphia in the role of Assistant Professor in the clinician educator track at the University of Pennsylvania. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1998 and Full Professor in 2003.

To make an appointment, please contact:

Bonnie Bennett at (215) 349-5562

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine                                                                        South Pavilion, 4th Floor                                                                                                        3400 Civic Center Boulevard                                                                                 Philadelphia, PA 19104                                                                                                            (800) 789-PENN (7366)

For more information on Dr. David Metz and Penn Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, please visit their website here.

Dr. Metz at the 2016 National NET Patient Conference:

Topic: The Role of the Gastroenterologist in Diagnosing and Treating NETs

When: Friday, September 23th, 2016 at 10:15AM*

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL NET PATIENT CONFERENCE in New Orleans, LA from September 22-24th to see Dr. Metz and 19 other experts speak on Neuroendocrine Cancer! 

Registration is $125 per person including

  • Thursday’s Welcome Reception 
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks for both Friday and Saturday
  • And keep your eyes out for some special prizes!

Registration does not include your hotel stay or travel expenses.

For more information and to buy your ticket, click here!!

*Time and Date are subject to change.

To check out some of our other speakers, click here!

The Speaker Spotlight – 2016 National Conference Edition Part 6

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Eric Liu, MD, FACS Surgeon

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Bio:

DEGREES & EDUCATION:

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, AB, 1992-1996, Biochemistry

Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY, MD, 1996-2000

Columbia University, Research Fellowship, Mark Hardy, M.D., Islet Transplantation, 2000-2001

New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, Residency in General Surgery, 2001-2004, 2007-2009

National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Islet/Autoimmunity Branch, David Harlan, 2004-2007.

Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, Fellowship in Neuroendocrine Oncology, Kjell Oberg, 2009.

Vanderbilt University, Master of Science Clinical Investigation, 2013.

Dr. Liu serves as the Chief Medical Advisor for Healing NET Foundation, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing education about neuroendocrine cancers to the medical community, and supporting the best possible care for neuroendocrine patients.

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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

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PATIENT CARE PHILOSOPHY:

“My focus is to always treat the patient – not just the disease.  I’ve told people many times that I value quality of life as highly as the quantity of life.  Therefore, I use every resource at my disposal to address the problems.  When treating neuroendocrine cancer, it is absolutely imperative to approach it with a multi-disciplinary approach because it crosses into so many different medical subspecialties.  When we are successful, these people can live good, healthy lives.  I find that giving the patient time and respect are critical to developing a sense of trust, because it is a team effort with the patient in the center.  Our goal at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center is to build a home for neuroendocrine patients, where they can feel comfortable that everyone has experience in this rare disease and all their questions can be answered.  By having the most advanced expertise, imaging techniques, clinical trials, and treatments available all in one center, we can provide patients with the best hope for a healthy life.”

You can read Dr. Liu’s story on the Healing NET Foundation’s blog, here!

To make an appointment, please call:

Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers: Denver – Midtown                                                    1800 Williams Street                                                                                                               Suite 200                                                                                                                              Denver, CO 80218                                                                                                                     (303) 388-4876

For more information on Dr. Eric Liu and the Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, please visit their website here.

Dr. Liu at the 2016 National NET Patient Conference:

Topic: Somatostatin Analogs: Which SSA to Choose

When: Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at 2PM*

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL NET PATIENT CONFERENCE in New Orleans, LA from September 22-24th to see Dr. Liu and 19 other experts speak on Neuroendocrine Cancer! 

Registration is $125 per person including

  • Thursday’s Welcome Reception 
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks for both Friday and Saturday
  • And keep your eyes out for some special prizes!

Registration does not include your hotel stay or travel expenses.

For more information and to buy your ticket, click here!!

*Time and Date are subject to change.

You can also see Dr. Liu speak at the 2016 LungNET Conference on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 in Denver, CO!!

Registration for the 2016 LungNET Conference is $25 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks!

Registration does not include your hotel stay or travel expenses.

For more information and to buy your ticket to the 2016 LungNET Conference, click here!

Dr. Liu will have extended clinic hours for Wednesday, June 8th through Friday, June 10th. Please book these ASAP as they are also extremely limited and WILL fill up! If you would like to make an appointment, please call (303) 388-4876.

Want the chance to see BOTH amazing conferences? Sign up NOW to get FREE registration for the 2016 LungNET Conference when you register for the 2016 National NET Patient Conference. SEE HOW TO GET FREE REGISTRATION TO THE 2016 LUNGNET CONFERENCE!

The Speaker Spotlight – LungNET Conference 2016

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As many of you know, NCAN in partnership with The Healing NET Foundation have a LungNET specific conference coming up on Saturday, June 11th, 2016 in Denver, CO. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you guys to the great speakers that are lined up, including Dr. Kjell Öberg from Uppsala, Sweden!

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So far, I have introduced you to Dr. Robert Ramirez, if you missed my post on him, be sure to check that out here.

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Craig Kornbluth, M.D.

Bio:

Dr. Craig Kornbluth is a Board Certified Radiologist specializing in Body Imaging.  He completed his undergraduate degree at Yeshiva University in New York, NY and obtained his doctorate from FUHS/The Chicago School of Medicine, in N. Chicago, IL. Dr. Kornbluth completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency at St. Luke/Roosevelt Hospital New York, NY  followed by a Body imaging fellowship at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Kornbluth is a leader in the Denver Medical Community and has been named multiple times on the Top Doctor list in 5280 Magazine.  He has been involved in multiple research projects and lectures across the country on imaging specifically of the Abdomen and pelvis.

Dr. Kornbluth resides with his family in Denver, Colorado.  When Dr. Kornbluth is not working, he spends his time hiking, fly-fishing, biking, golfing and snowboarding in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

You can find Dr. Kornbluth at Diversified Radiology in Lakewood, CO.

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Margaret Ryan, M.D.

Bio:

Dr. Margaret Ryan has a medical practice in Denver CO. Dr. Ryan specializes in pathology, and has over 8 years of experience in the field of medicine. She graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine with her medical degree in 2008. She is affiliated with numerous hospitals in the Denver area including Hca Healthone Llc and more. Dr. Ryan is accepting new patients at her medical office and practice location in Denver, Colorado. She is available for appointments, preventative care, medical care as well as ongoing patient care.

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Richard Parker, M.D.

Bio:

Dr. Richard Parker is board-certified in general, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. He serves patients at Presbyterian/St. Luke Medical Center and Rose Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Colorado and his postgraduate fellowship in cardiovascular surgery from Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.

Prior to joining HealthONE, he served as a physician at Colorado Cardiovascular Surgical Associates. Currently, he serves as Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Rose Medical Center and Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Presbyterian/St. Luke Medical Center. He has co-authored several papers and presented research at well-known seminars and conferences.

Dr. Richard Parker is experienced in all aspects of thoracic (heart, lung, esophageal and chest wall) surgery, coronary artery surgery and has been a pioneer in minimal access VATS surgery of the chest. He also has extensive experience in aortic and mitral valve surgery, including the minimal access approach.

For the past 20 years, he has been named one of 5280 magazine’s “Best Doctors”.

For more information on Dr. Parker, you can click here.

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Majd Kobitary, M.D., F.C.C.P.

Bio:

Dr. Kobitary is board-certified in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Damascus University Medical School. He completed Internal Medicine Residency at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in Illinois and Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. He completed an additional fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology from the University of Iowa. He has experience in advanced bronchoscopic procedures such as stenting and laser therapy for tumor removal.

For more information on Dr. Kobitary, click here.

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Kjell Öberg, M.D.

Bio:

Dr. Kjell Öberg is Professor of Endocrine Oncology at the Medical Faculty of Uppsala University. He was the former head of the Department of Endocrine Oncology, University Hospital, and he is a specialist in endocrinology and internal medicine. He founded the Dept. of Endocrine Oncology at Uppsala University Hospital and has 30 years experience in the field of neuroendocrine tumors. Between 1986 and 1992 he was clinical associate director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. From 1998 to 2002 he was chairman of the Department of Medical Sciences at the Medical Faculty of Uppsala University. Since July 2002 until June 2008 he has been the Dean of the Medical Faculty. He is the chairman of Centre of Excellence of Endocrine Tumors and Vice chairman of the Department of Endocrine Oncology, University Hospital, Uppsala. Currently Adjunct Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, US.

Dr. Öberg was one of the founders and coordinator of the European Neuroendocrine Tumor Network (ENET) 1995-2000 and was past chairman of the Nordic Neuroendocrine Tumour Group. He has pioneered the treatment of carcinoid tumor patients with interferon and somatostatin analogues and developed assays for tumor markers such as Chromogranin A and radiological procedures including specialized PET scans.

In 1988 he was the first to describe a genetic deletion in multiple endocrine neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1). Dr Öberg has given many hundreds of presentations at international meetings and published more than 500 papers within his research field, H-factor 64 and more than 12,000 citations. In addition he is the author of numerous chapters on Carcinoid tumors in several international textbooks including William’s Textbook of Endocrinology, Leslie de Groot’s Textbook of Endocrinology, Clinical Endocrinology and Fordtran’s Textbook of Gastroenterology. Dr. Öberg is Editor-in Chief of World Journal of Gastroenterolgy (WJG).

In 1991 Dr. Öberg received the European Interferon Research reward. In 2003 he received the award “Eminent Scientist Year 2003” by the International Research Promotion Council (IRPC) and World Scientist Forum and in 2004 he was awarded the European Gold Medal in Endocrinology from the English Endocrine Society. In November 2006 he received the Harry Boström Award Lecture at Swedish Medical Society. The University Hospital Clinical Research Award in 2011.

Dr. Öberg is a member of the Royal Society of Sciences, member of Swedish Society of Medical Research, Honorary member of Finnish Oncology Society, Finnish Endocrine Society and Honorary member of Spanish Neuroendocrine NET-work. Dr. Öberg is Chairman Elect of ENETS and also a member of NANETS Advisory Board as well as several other national and international research and scientific boards and many scientific journal review boards.

For more on Dr. Öberg, click here.

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Allen Cohn, M.D.

Bio:

Dr. Allen Cohn is a medical oncologist in Denver, Colorado. He received his medical degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Cohn’s specialties include Gastrointestinal Cancer, Carcinoid/Neuroendocrine Tumors (NET) and Neurological Oncology.

For more information on Dr. Cohn, click here.

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Charles Nutting, D.O., F.S.I.R.

Bio:

Dr. Nutting completed his undergraduate education at Loyola University of Chicago and graduated from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1992. He did his residency and internship in Diagnostic Radiology at Olympia Fields Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL.  Charles Nutting completed his fellowship in Interventional Radiology at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago.  Charles Nutting then practiced at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. In addition, Dr. Nutting practiced in Phoenix where he held positions at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, and served as the Chief of Interventional Radiology at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Dr. Nutting joined Radiology Imaging Associates (RIA) in November of 2004. 

Dr. Nutting is a board-certified, fellowship-trained interventional radiologist specializing in performing minimally invasive image-guided procedures to treat liver cancer and vein disorders.  He has the distinction of being a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology (FSIR). Charles Nutting practices at RIA Endovascular where he does consultations for innovative liver cancer therapies.

Charles Nutting offers leading-edge procedures including chemoembolization, radiofrequency ablation and selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT). When not in the office, he treats endovascular disease, vein disorders and cancer in local and regional hospitals throughout the Rocky Mountain region. He is Chief of Interventional Radiology at Sky Ridge Medical Center.

Dr. Nutting was the first physician in the United States to do liver radioembolization with Sir-Sphere®. He has since performed more than 900 radioembolization procedures, and teaches this SIRT procedure using Y90 internal radiation beads nationwide.

To read more about Dr. Nutting, click here.

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Be on the lookout for our last profile on Dr. Eric Liu this Saturday!!

Registration for the 2016 LungNET Conference is $25 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks!

Registration does not include your hotel stay or travel expenses.

If you missed out on all the basic information about the 2016 LungNET Conference in Denver, CO on Saturday, June 11th, you can find that information here.

Click here to register for the 2016 LungNET Conference!

The Speaker Spotlight – 2016 National Conference Edition Part 5

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Thomas O’Dorisio, MD

Professor of Medicine, Director of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Clinics Program

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Bio:

Dr. Thomas O’Dorisio is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Clinics Program in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa.   Currently 1700 patients with carcinoid and familial/sporadic neuroendocrine tumors in both children and adults are registered via an IRB approved consent form.  With Co-directors Dr. James R. Howe (Endocrine surgeon) and Dr. M. Sue O’Dorisio (Pediatric Oncology), there are seven dedicated multi-disciplinary neuroendocrine tumor clinics weekly that include a neuroendocrine tumor clinic for the Veterans Administration Hospital.  Multi- diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for these patients include the highly sensitive and specific 68-Gallium – DOTATOC PET scan.  We are currently analyzing the safety and efficacy data of 200 subjects who have had this scan.  Therapeutic advances include the registration trial of LU-177 –DOTA-Octretoate therapy, a multi-international institution protocol for progressive midgut carcinoid tumors.  We anticipate the first peptide receptor radio-nuclide therapy (PRRNT) Phase II trial in the United States with Y90-DOTA-(tyr)-Octreotide within the next two months.  We see between 16 and 24 new neuroendocrine patients monthly, and have 900-1200 neuroendocrine patient visits per year. Our Clinical-Clinical Research Center is modeled after the 21 or so European NET Centers of Excellence, dedicated to this rare cancer with a prevalence in the United States of about 110,000 patients and an incidence since 1989 that has risen by 500%.

To see his official University of Iowa Heath Care video profile, please click here.

Education:

BS, Regis College, Denver, Colorado

MS, Anatomy, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

MD, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

Internship, Internal Medicine, Creighton University

Residency, Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Fellowship, Endocrinology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Licensure and Certifications:

Medical License, Iowa Board of Medicine

Certification, The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Ohio

Certification of Accreditation, Department of Health & Human Services Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) CLIA Laboratory

Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine

To make an appointment as a NEW patient, please call:

The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa                        (319) 356-4200 Option #3, Ask for Molly Becker

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics                                                                       200 Hawkins Drive                                                                                                                    Iowa City, IA 52242                                                                                                                 (800) 777-8442

Dr. O’Dorisio at the 2016 National NET Patient Conference:

Topic: PRRT Trials in America: What’s New?

When: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 1PM*

Be sure not to miss Dr. O’Dorisio speak! And don’t miss him on our panel answering your questions!!

For more information on Dr. O’Dorisio and the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa, please visit their website here.

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL NET PATIENT CONFERENCE in New Orleans, LA from September 22-24th to see Dr. O’Dorisio and 19 other experts speak on Neuroendocrine Cancer! 

Registration is $125 per person including

  • Thursday’s Welcome Reception 
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks for both Friday and Saturday
  • And keep your eyes out for some special prizes!

Registration does not include your hotel stay or travel expenses.

For more information and to buy your ticket, click here!!

*Time and Date are subject to change.

The Speaker Spotlight – 2016 National Conference Edition Part 4

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Richard J. Campeau, MD, FACNM

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Bio:

Dr. Richard Campeau is a Clinical Professor of Radiology (Nuclear Medicine) and Internal Medicine (Cardiology) at LSU and Tulane University Health Sciences Centers. Dr. Campeau attended Medical School at LSU School of Medicine. He then completed his internship and residency at Tulane University Health Sciences Centers followed by a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. Currently, Dr. Campeau is the immediate past President (2007-2008) of the American College of Nuclear Medicine, and is a past President of the Southwest Chapter, Society of Nuclear Medicine. 

Dr. Campeau specializes in I-131 MIBG treatment.

To make an appointment, please contact Pam Ryan, RN:

NOLANETS-New Orleans Louisiana Neuroendocrine Tumor Specialists                  200 West Esplanade, Ste. 200                                                                                        Kenner, LA 70065                                                                                                                    (504) 464-8500                                                                                                                               or toll free: (866) 91-ZEBRA

For more information on the NOLANETS Group and Dr. Richard Campeau, please visit their website here.

Dr. Campeau at the 2016 National NET Patient Conference:

Topic: I-131 MIBG Therapy: Results of our First 100 Cases

When: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 1:30PM*

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL NET PATIENT CONFERENCE in New Orleans, LA from September 22-24th to see Dr. Campeau and 19 other experts speak on Neuroendocrine Cancer! 

Registration is $125 per person including

  • Thursday’s Welcome Reception 
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks for both Friday and Saturday
  • And keep your eyes out for some special prizes!

Registration does not include your hotel stay or travel expenses.

For more information and to buy your ticket, click here!!

*Time and Date are subject to change.

#StripesforNETCancer Contest Winner!!

And the winner is…

Heather Shea-Martinez!!!

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Heather, you have won a free registration to NCAN’s 2016 National NET Patient Conference in New Orleans this upcoming September!!

This registration includes all events for the program from Thursday, September 22nd – Saturday, September 24th!

 Including

  • Thursday’s Welcome Reception 
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks for both Friday and Saturday
  • And keep your eyes out for some special prizes!

Registration does not include your hotel stay or travel expenses.

For more information, click here!!

A huge THANK YOU to Heather and her family and friends for their wonderful #StripesforNETCancer photos!!

Thank you to all of our participants and to everyone who has been sending me their photos! Please keep on sending them because I’m working on some projects with them!

If you would like to register for the 2o16 National NET Patient Conference, you can do so here!! Don’t miss out!

Keep your eye out for out next CONTEST coming soon!

 

The Speaker Spotlight – 2016 National Conference Edition Part 3

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Hal Gerstein, MD

Medical Director, Medical Oncology, Hematology and Immunology, Cancer Institute of Long Island

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Bio:

Dr. Hal Gerstein was a member of the exclusive Biomedical Research Program at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY and the Albany Medical College in Albany, NY where he earned both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1978 after six years of study. While earning his degree, Dr. Gerstein was awarded the Mosby Award for Outstanding Research in the field of virology. He then successfully completed an internal medicine residency as well as a medical oncology and hematology fellowship at the North Shore University Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital from 1978 through 1984. Dr. Gerstein is board-certified in both  Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Gerstein is currently a Senior Attending Physician on the staff of both the North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset and the Long Island Jewish Hospital in New Hyde Park. He has held teaching positions at the NYU School of Medicine and the Cornell School of Medicine, and is currently the medical advisor to the Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness Network.  Dr. Gerstein has participated in over twenty research projects in the field of medical oncology as a principle investigator and has published several papers in nationally recognized journals. He brings over 30 years of clinical expertise to his patients.

To make an appointment, please call:

Cancer Institute of Long Island
225 Community Drive, Suite 160                                                                                         Great Neck, NY 11021                                                                                                               516-482-4790

Dr. Gerstein at the 2016 National NET Patient Conference:

Topic: Poorly Differentiated & Undifferentiated NETs: What’s our approach to these cases?

When: Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 3:30PM*

Be sure not to miss Dr. Gerstein speak! And don’t miss him on our panel answering your questions!!

For more information on Dr. Gerstein and the Cancer Institute of Long Island, please visit their website here.

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL NET PATIENT CONFERENCE in New Orleans, LA from September 22-24th to see Dr. Gerstein and 19 other experts speak on Neuroendocrine Cancer! 

Registration is $125 per person including

  • Thursday’s Welcome Reception 
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and snacks for both Friday and Saturday
  • And keep your eyes out for some special prizes!

Registration does not include your hotel stay or travel expenses.

For more information and to buy your ticket, click here!!

*Time and Date are subject to change.

Be sure to check out our Speaker Spotlight on Dr. Ed Wolin and Dr. Robert Ramirez!

#StripesforNETCancer Contest!

Happy Friday beautiful Zebras and Co!

I have a great contest that will be going on this weekend and it starts as soon as this post goes live!

Yesterday, Snapchat released a supercool Zebra lens! With this comes an awesome opportunity for the NET community to come together and take advantage of this to spread awareness!!

So here are the details:

What do I need to do?: Take a picture of yourself using the Zebra Snapchat lens and post it to Instagram.

When does it run?: Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 9AM EST through Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 11:59PM EST.

How many times can I enter?: Unlimited BUT each picture must be a different picture so you can take pictures of your kids, spouse, neighbor, friend, family, whoever. Be sure if they are on Instagram, to tag them or at least give them credit for being in the photo!

To be eligible:

  1. You must tag or give credit to whom the picture is of
  2. You must tag @netcancerawarenessblog
  3. You must use the hashtags #StripesforNETCancer #NETCancer #NETCancerAwareness and #BigNETConference
  4. And you must be following @netcancerawarenessblog on Instagram

So what is the prize, you ask? You will get a free registration to the 2016 National NET Patient Conference this coming September! This is a $125 saving!!!

What if I’ve already registered?: Don’t worry, you can participate also! If you win, when we contact you, that will be taken care of!

How will you determine the winner?: I will be using a random drawing app to draw the winner.

The winner will be announced at 10:30AM EST on Monday, April 25th, 2016!

*By entering the contest, you are giving me, Tricia Wahmann-Knatz, NETCancerAwarenessBlog, and NCAN permission to use your photos in our photo database for future awareness usage.

If you would like to send us your photo to be a part of the upcoming Awareness poster but DO NOT want to be entered into this contest, please to ALL of the above EXCEPT the hashtag #BigNETConference.

I can’t wait to see you show your #StripesforNETCancer!!!

Have a great weekend!

Tricia

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P.S. Keep an eye out tomorrow morning for our next Speaker Spotlight!

Wednesday Thoughts…

Happy Wednesday!

I came across this funny cartoon that I thought I would share.

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This little cartoon is a reminder that WE usually are and should be the MOST informed person in the room about our disease. Just because a doctor says that they “know” about NET Cancers doesn’t really mean that they KNOW about NET Cancers.

Nothing truly scares me more than when a patient of any kind just 100% trusts a doctor, believing that doctors know everything so they don’t want to know or need to know the ins and outs of their disease because a doctor wouldn’t steer them wrong. The only truth in that manner of thinking is that a doctor wouldn’t be purposely steering you wrong.

Think about this: Yes, doctors go through a ton of schooling to become knowledgeable overall about anatomy and physiology and even a specific specialty but there is so much to learn about the human body that they cannot possibly learn everything there is to know about it in that time period. So maybe, if we’re really lucky, they possibly heard Carcinoid or NET Cancer once in their schooling but it’s honestly not all that likely that they remember the one time it was mentioned.

Seeing a doctor who will not continuously educate themselves to help treat you is detrimental to your health. It is so important to work with doctors who are open to being educated and up-to-date on the newest treatments and what options are out there. They should be open to your opinion and what you bring to the table because NO ONE will fight for you the way that YOU fight for you. Your care should be treated as a team, not a one person show.

There are so many ways to educate yourself. Join support groups, both online and in-person. Connect with other patients. (PLEASE be careful with what information you read and take online. Remember that every NET patient is different and not everything you see on the internet is true!) See a NET specialist, or TWO. Most importantly, take advantage of seeing NET specialists speak at conferences, not only do they help with the basics but they give you the most current information there is out there about our disease!

What you don’t know can harm you.

NCAN has our huge 2016 National NET Patient Conference coming up this September! This conference gives you the chance to connect with 500+ patients and caregivers with 20+ speakers in the NET specialty over 2 and 1/2 days! It is such an informative, important, and fun weekend!

For more information, click here.

To register directly, you may do so, here.

Until next time…

Tricia