Carcinoid and NET (neuroendocrine tumor) cancer patients, caregivers, and family members 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 2012 National Carcinoid and NET Patient Conference is held in New Orleans, Louisiana from September 20 to September 22, 2012. The conference will take place at the Astor Crowne Plaza, located at the gateway to the French Quarter where Canal Street meets Bourbon Street.
Nationally and internationally recognized NET cancer experts will speak on a wide variety of topics including the basics about NETs, innovations in NETs surgery, clinical trials in NETs – is there anything new, can the Gallium 68 scan save your life, diarrhea – is it tumor-related or a side effect of therapy, development and validation of NETs markers, diet and natural products in NETs, a summary of PRRT in Europe and America, what is EUS and when is it used, and what’s new in chemotherapy/biologic response modifier therapy of NETs. The conference will begin on Thursday afternoon, September 20 with a session on insurance, including information about appeals, how to interpret bills, and out-of-network benefits. During Friday and Saturday, in addition to the presentations, there will be two question and answer sessions each day. Lectures begin at 8:00 on September 21 and 22. For the complete program, CLICK HERE.
The registration fee is $100.00 per person; $125.00 per person after September 1. The registration fee includes attendance at the conference, a reception on Thursday evening, and both breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday. A special group rate for the Astor Crowne Plaza is $149.00 per room per night until August 20, 2012, subject to availability.
Known as the “Big Easy,” New Orleans is also famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and many attractions and festivals, including Mardi Gras. The French Quarter has something for everyone, from the beautiful architecture to art galleries, museums, and restaurants. Take a tour and learn more about the fascinating history of the area, or spend the entire day exploring and shopping in the area. There are many wonderful places to visit and things to do while in New Orleans. Watch this great New Orleans jazz video.
For more information, contact Maryann Wahmann, Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network at 866-850-9555 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.