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Maryann Wahmann 
CCAN                      2012netconf@optonline.net


Thursday September 20, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Saturday September 22, 2012 at 5:00 PM

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Astor Crowne Plaza - French Quarters 
739 Canal Street at Bourbon
New Orleans, LA 70130

 Hotel rooms $149 a night.                        For online reservations click http://tinyurl.com/78zj9rc

This is in addition to your conference registration fee. Do not forget to register for the conference!

Driving Directions 

A special thanks to our sponosors!

Mission sponsors
Inter Science Institute
Novartis  Oncology
Gold sponsors
Silver sponsors
Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network 
LSU Dean
LSU Surgery
Montefliore- Albert Einstein 
Ehanced Exibitors
Excel Diagnositics
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Berri Health
NET Alliance
Healthcare Research & Analytics


Menu for conference!

Contact us if you need a special dietary restrictions. There will be Vegetarian meals available. Please call the office!

Thursday, 9/20/2012

Welcome Reception

Seasonal Fruit

Fresh Vegetables with Marinated Mushrooms and Heart of Palm and Asparagus

Artichoke bottoms with Crabmeat

Mini Muffalettas

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Turkeyand Roast Beef Carving Stations

Assorted French Pastries

Friday, 9/21/12


Fresh Fruit

Assorted Breakfast Pastries

French Toast

Sauteed Lyonnaise Potatoes


Boston Bibb – Mandarin Orange and Toasted Sesame Seeds

Set on a Bed of BostonBibb Lettuce

Chicken Breast Florentine, Sautéed in Seasoned Butter Atop Seasoned Spinach

Fresh Rolls and Butter

Southern Pecan Pie

Fresh Berries

Saturday,9/22/ 12


Fresh Fruit

Assorted Breakfast Pastries

Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs

Hash Browns

Grilled Breakfast Ham


Seasonal Melon on a Bed of Greens with Fresh Berries

Topped with Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

Roast Sirloin

Fresh Rolls and Butter

Strawberry Napoleon

2012 National NET Patient Conference

The 2012 National Carcinoid/NET Patient Conference is being held in the heart of the world renowned French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana.  NOLA, 'The Big Easy,' is just a few miles from Ochsner's Neuroendocrine Tumor Program, an affiliation between Louisiana State University Health Science and Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner.

Come to the conference and hear from world-renouned NET experts! Topics that will be covered welcome an audience of all levels, including patients, family members and caretakers of patients, as well as physicians and other health professionals. Various speakers are scheduled for each session listed below.

This is a perfect opportunity to build your knowledge and become a better advocate for your health! Network with others who understand what you are going through and share your concerns.

COST $100 per person

2012 NET Patient Conference Agenda

 Thursday, September 20, 2012hursday, September 20, 2012 

St. Charles Ballroom A, 1st floor

3:00 pm Heath Insurance Tips & Challenges Jeffrey Mitchener, Ochsner Health System Director of Payor Relations, Managed Care

Astor Ballroom, 2ndfloor

4:00 pm Registration

6:00 pm Welcome Reception  

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor

Moderator- Eugene Woltering, MD

7:00 am Registration& Breakfast

7:45 am Welcome & Opening Comments Eugene Woltering, MD -New Orleans, LA

8:00 am NETS - The BasicsRichard Warner, MD - New York, NY

8:45 am Radiotherapy With131I-MIBG Intravenous Vs. Intraarterial Richard Campeau, MD - New Orleans, LA

9:30 am Break

9:45 am Pathology And Its Impact On NET Behavior Frank Mitros, MD – Iowa City, IA

10:30 am Development & Validation Of A NET Marker: Neurokinin A Joy Ardill, PhD Belfast, Ireland

10:50 am Development & Validation Of NET Markers: Pancreastatin And Plasma 5-HIAA Eugene Woltering, MD - New Orleans, LA

11:10 am Question & Answer Session Woltering, Warner, Campeau, Mitros & Ardill

11:45 am Coming Back From The Other Side Of A Miracle: Multi Visceral Organ Transplant Patient Paul Johnson, MD – Mount Vernon, WA

12:00 pm Lunch in Astor Ballroom, 2nd floor

Moderator- William Go, MD

1:15 pm What’s New In Chemotherapy/Biologic Response Modifier Therapy Of NETS Edward Wolin, MD -Los Angeles, CA

2:00 pm Islet Cell Tumors, MEN I & MEN II - Rare Tumors & Rare Syndromes James Howe, MD – Iowa City, IA

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Diarrhea - Is It Tumor-Related Or A Side Effect Of Therapy? Daniel Raines, MD - New Orleans, LA

3:30 pm Diet & Natural Product Therapy For NETS Leigh-Anne Burns, RD - New Orleans, LA

4:15 pm Can Chemotherapy Perfusion Of The Liver Enhance Survival In Patients With Liver Mets? Steven Libutti, MD – New York, NY

4:45 pm Question& Answer Session Go, Wolin, Howe, Raines, Burns & Libutti

5:20 pm Daily Summary& Concluding Remarks

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor

 Moderator– Thomas O’Dorisio, MD

7:00 am Registration& Breakfast

8:00 am What Is Multi Visceral Organ Transplant And How Does It Fit In The Current Treatment Scheme Of NETS Rodrigo Vianna, MD – Indianapolis, IN

8:45 am What Is EUS And When Do We Use It? Ramon Rivera, MD - New Orleans, LA

9:30 am Break

9:45 am Tissue Testing- What’s NEW, What’s OLD, Where Is The Future Going? Eugene Woltering, MD -New Orleans, LA

10:30 am Clinical Trials In NETS - What’s New? Larry Kvols, MD – Tampa, FL

11:15 am Question& Answer Session O’Dorisio, Vianna, Rivera, Woltering & Kvols

12:00 pm Presentation Of The 2012 The Warner Patient Advocacy Award: Novartis Oncology

12:15 am Lunch in Astor Ballroom, 2nd floor

Moderator– Aaron Vinik, MD

1:15 pm Innovations In NET surgery – Lymphatic Mapping & Radio-Guided Surgery Yi-Zarn Wang, MD - New Orleans, LA

1:40 pm Innovations In NET surgery – Cytoreduction of Liver Tumors J. Philip Boudreaux, MD - New Orleans, LA

2:00 pm Can 68Ga Scans Save Your Life? Thomas O’Dorisio, MD - Iowa City, IA

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Summary Of PRRT Effectiveness In Europe Eric Liu, MD – Nashville, TN

3:20 pm PRRT In America: The Results Of The Safety and Effectiveness Of The First US Experience Of LU-177 Octreotate PRRT Ebrahim Delpassand, MD – Houston, TX

3:40 pm Spheres Vs. Chemoembolization Vs. Bland Embolization - Which Is Best? Ryan Majoria, MD -New Orleans, LA

4:25 pm Question& Answer Session Vinik, Wang, Boudreaux, O’Dorisio, Liu, Delpassand & Majoria

5:15 pm Conference Summary & Concluding Remarks