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Carcinoid NeuroEndocrine International Conference and Symposium for Medical Professionals and Patients

Overview of the Event


On 13-16 May 2010 the Carcinoid NeuroEndocrine Tumour Society Canada (CNETS Canada) held the latest in its series of conferences for medical professionals and patients. This one took place at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites in Vancouver, British Columbia. The weather was beautiful.

The programme included a sterling lineup of specialist neuroendocrine physicians from several countries, including: Canada, Ireland, Holland, Sweden, UK and USA. In terms of the number of speakers and scope of material presented, it was the largest international carcinoid cancer and neuroendocrine tumour conference ever held in Canada.

Professor Girish Shah presenting the results of his neuroendocrine research.

The theme of the conference was: "Neuroendocrine Cancers: Networks of Expertise". Topics covered during the conference included the importance of clinical trials and their relevance for GI neuroendocrine tumors, interventional radiology, the genetics of NETs, treatments such as PRRT and LU 177, what's new in NETs research, and circulating markers and prognostic indicators for NETs (neuroendocrine tumors). Guidelines for the management of neuroendocrine tumors were presented by delegates from of the major carcinoid/NET medical societies: NANETS (North America), ENETS (Europe), UKINETS (United Kingdom and Ireland) and from a Canadian National Expert Group.

Full house audience at the conference, held in the Denman ballroom at the Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver.

This 3-day event was attended by some 250 patients and medical professionals. They enjoyed the excellent technical preparations, which included two projection screens, a raised stage, theatrical lighting, crystal-clear audio amplification and a dramatic stage backdrop. After the plenary sessions, they were treated to a dinner buffet, music performances and a silent auction. Physicians in attendance received continuing medical education (CME) credits.

Below you will find a list of recordings produced during the event.

Please note that the aspect ratio of camera recordings on Friday was mistakenly set for normal television screens rather than computers, so the speaker images on that day appear to be 'horizontally stretched'. Also, some of the camera videos may appear to be dim, blurry or shaky at the start. Please ensure that you are viewing the highest quality and contact the producer with any feedback. Our apologies.

Friday 14 May, Morning Sessions


Friday 14 May, Afternoon Sessions


Saturday 15 May, Morning Sessions


Saturday 15 May, Afternoon Sessions


  • NET Introduction To The Role Of The NET Nurse Practitioner

    Presenter(s): Nurse Practitioner, Shirleen Chase
    Duration: 18 minutes

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  • Audience Question & Answer

    Presenter(s): Dr Edward M. Wolin (moderator), Dr Eric Liu, Dr Rodney Pommier, Dr Walter Kocha, Dr Richard R.P. Warner and Dr Aaron Vinik
    Duration: 22 minutes

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  • Cardiac Carcinoid Disease and Management

    Presenter(s): Dr Bryan Dias
    Duration: 32 minutes

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  • Loco Regional Therapies for NETs: Ablative Therapies

    Presenter(s): Dr David Liu
    Duration: 24 minutes

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  • Chemo-embolizations and Y90

    Presenter(s): Dr Riad Salem
    Duration: 14 minutes

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  • Guidelines in NETs: Their Rise and Limitations

    Presenter(s): Dr Walter Kocha
    Duration: 19 minutes

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  • Is There A Logical Approach To Imaging In Nets?

    Presenter(s): Dr John Buscombe
    Duration: 20 minutes

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  • PRRT In The Context Of Molecular And Personalized Medicine And Future Directions With Regards To PRRT, Based On Animal Research Projects

    Presenter(s): Dr Eric Krenning
    Duration: 27 minutes
    Note: This recording is not yet approved for general publication.

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  • Treatment With 177Lutetium-DOTA-Tyr3-Octreotate In Patients With Neuroendocrine Tumours

    Presenter(s): Dr Dan Granberg
    Duration: 13 minutes

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  • Treatment With Y-90 DOTATATE, The UK Experience

    Presenter(s): Dr John Buscombe
    Duration: 11 minutes

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  • Indium-131 MIBG In The Treatment Of Patients With Neuroendocrine Tumours

    Presenter(s): Dr Sandy McEwan
    Duration: 24 minutes

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  • Audience Question & Answer

    Presenter(s): Dr Al Driedger (moderator), Dr Sandy McEwan, Dr John Buscombe, Dr Dan Granberg and Dr Eric Krenning
    Duration: 24 minutes

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Sunday 16 May, Morning Sessions


About CNETS Canada

The Carcinoid-NeuroEndocrine Tumour Society-Canada (CNETS Canada) was formed in 2007 to assist the Canadian patient and physician community to better understand diagnostic and treatment options for neuroendocrine cancer.

Event Sponsors

Novartis Oncology

Ipsen

Pfizer

Covidien

Draxis Specialty
Pharmaceuticals
Photo Credits
Photos on this page by Shon Troelstrup (who was also the video cameraman). Originals and other images of the conference by Shon can be found on Flickr. These mostly document the technical preparations.

Photos of the attendees taken by Margie Goodman and Kenne Allen can also be found on Flickr.
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Podcasts
You can download all the conference MP3 audio files for enjoyment on your iPod or mobile phone. Just copy the link below into iTunes or any similar tool using the 'subscribe to podcast' feature, let the audio files download to your PC's hard disc and then sync them with your mobile device.
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