As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continued to evolve, CNETS decided to hold this year’s NET patient conference virtually.   The 2021 VIRTUAL NET PATIENT CONFERENCE featured presentations from leading NET experts across the country, who shared the latest information in the diagnosis and treatment of neuroendocrine cancer. In case you missed the conference, the recordings are now available for viewing.

Welcome, Introductions & CNETS Highlights

Amanda Rice, CNETS Vice-President

Types of Neuroendocrine Tumours

Dr. Rachel Goodwin, Medical Oncology

Biochemical Markers: What are they and why are they important?

Dr. Xiaolan Feng, Medical Oncology

Impact of Stage & Grade on Prognosis & Treatment Options

Dr. Shereen Ezzat, Endocrine Oncology

NETs Imaging

Dr. Denise Chan, Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

Session 1 – NET Basics Q&A

Moderator: Zoe Ignacio

Panel: Dr. Denise Chan, Dr. Shereen Ezzat, Jackie Herman, Dr. Xiaolan Feng

Common Treatments for NETs & Managing Side Effects

Dr. Daniel Rayson, Medical Oncology

Surgery for Small Bowel NETs, pNETs & Liver Metastasis

Dr. Calvin Law, Surgical Oncology

Surgery for Lung NETs

Dr. Carmine Simone, Thoracic Surgery

Surgery: Symptoms & Life After

Dr. Julie Hallet, Surgical Oncology

Liver Directed Therapies

Dr. Amol Mujoomdar, Interventional Radiology

Treatment Options for High Grade NETs

Dr. Victor Rodriguez Freixinos, Medical Oncology

Session 2 – Treatment Options Q&A

Moderator: Zoe Ignacio

Panel: Dr. Julie Hallet, Dr. Calvin Law, Dr. Amol Mujoomdar, Dr. Daniel Rayson

PRRT Overview

Dr. Stephan Probst, Nuclear Medicine

PRRT in Canada – Where are we now?

Dr. Jean-Mathieu Beauregard, Nuclear Medicine

Future of Nuclear Medicine in Treatment of NETs (Actinium 225)

Dr. Philip Cohen, Nuclear Medicine

Palliative Care & Pain Management Strategies

Dr. Breffni Hannon, Palliative Care

Coping with A Cancer Diagnosis

Dr. Elie Isenberg-Grezda, Psychiatry

Cognitive Challenges of NETs – Latest Research

Dr. Janice Pasieka, Endocrine Surgeon

COVID & NETs – Latest Research & Updates

Dr. Victor Rodriguez Freixinos, Medical Oncology

Session 3: Treatment Options – PRRT & Supportive Care Q&A

Moderator: Zoe Ignacio

Panel: Dr. Jean-Mathieu Beauregard, Dr. Philip Cohen & Dr. Breffni Hannon

Virtual NET Patient Conference Closing Remarks

Amanda Rice, CNETS Vice-President