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2018 Neuroendocrine Tumor Patient ConferenceUCSF Diller navy
Hosted by:UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
In cooperation with NorCal CarciNET Community, NET Research Foundation, Stanford University Medical Center

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Mission Bay Conference Center - 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 

The day will feature nationally-renowned UCSF and Stanford NET experts, along with other internationally-known physician specialists who will offer sessions on immunotherapy, tumor bio-markers, PRRT, current clinical trials and strategies for living well after diagnosis. A pre-conference “primer” is offered for those newly diagnosed or in need a refresher on the basics of NETs. We will also have breakout sessions for disease types as well as some specifically for caregivers.


New this year - Breakouts on GI, Pancreatic, Lung, Poorly Differentiated NETS and Para/Pheo. All day Caregiver track.

Open to patients, caregivers and those interested in NETs.

Thanks to generous support from NorCal CarciNET Community, NETRF and Industry Partners there is no registration fee. Conference registration includes lunch and parking.Registration ended on January 14, 2018.  

We will have limited room for those who are coming day of the event.

Or catch the webcast on Facbook Live starting at 8:30a Pacific Time

Click here for Agenda

Partial List of Faculty:

Bergland Dr. Emily Bergsland, Ernest Rosenbaum, MD, Endowed Chair in Medical Oncology, UCSF. Dr. Bergsland specializes in GI Cancer and is the chair of the NCI Task force on NETs. In her research, she focuses on developing and testing new cancer therapies. She is a professor of clinical medicine at UCSF.
steve Dr. Steven Pantilat is the Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco
hope Dr. Thomas Hope, Assistant Professor in Residence, UCSF School of Medicine.
pamela kunz Dr. Pamela Kunz, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center

Dr. Chrissie Thirlwell, Medical Oncologist, University College London

web DSC5344T  Josh Mailman, President, NorCal CarciNET Community

Dr. Eric Nakakura, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, UCSF.

Matt Dr. Matthew Kulke, Associate Professor of Medicine, Dana Farber
 Weber Dr.Wolfgang A. Weber,  Nuclear Medicine Physician, Chief, Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service


(Subject to change)



Fisher West
Downstairs (Inside)

Fisher East 
Downstairs (Outside)
8:00a Registration  

Introduction to Day - Gellerman (NETRF)

  NET Primer/Introduction    
8:35  NETs Overview - Bergsland (UCSF)     
9:05  Imaging Basics Hope (UCSF)     
9:30 Break    
Opening Remarks   
50 Years of Patient Empowerment
Mailman (NorCal CarciNET Community)
 10:00 Recent Advances in Clinical Trials
Kunz (Stanford)

Caring for the Caregiver:
Strategies for Stress Management
Kaldveer (CSC)

10:20 Immunotherapy for NETs
Kulke (Dana-Farber) 
 10:40 Circulating Tumor Markers
Thirwell (UCL) 

Parenting Strategies:
Talking to Your Kids About Cancer 
Vohra (CSC)

11:00 Break    
11:15 Keynote: Life After Diagnosis
Pantilat (UCSF)
12:15P LUNCH & Discussion Tables  
1:15 Wellness Panel
(Nutrition, Exercise,Psycho-oncology)
1:45 PRRT - Current and Future State
Weber (TUM)
Navigating and Advocating for Your Loved One: Caregiver Tips from a Patient Navigator
2:10 PRRT Patient Panel
2:30 Transitions to Breakouts   
2:40 GI NET (Carcinoid)
Kunz, Hope and team
Annes (Standford), Fitzgerald (UCSF)
Lung NET
Gubens (UCSF),
Padda, N. Liu (Stanford)
3:20 Pancreatic NET
Kulke, Nakakura and team
Cooking for Carcinoid
Macaire (UCSF)
High Grade NETS
Bergsland, Aggarawal
4:00 Transition  

Tumor Board

Moderator Bergsland

Caregivers Connection:

A chance for Caregivers to share and learn from others around a particular area of interest:  (these session are not recorded)

Building Relationship Resilience to Cope with Illness (Kivowitz)

Afternoon Energizer & Stretches (Fedric) 

Navigating & Advocating for Your Loved One (Lucier)

Healthy Cooking Tips (Macaire)

Parenting Strategies (Vohra)

Stress Management for Caregivers (Kaldveer)

Mindfulness & Self-Care Through Caregiving (Shumay)

Open Topic (Collomore) 

* Please check Fisher Room screens for topic locations 
Subject to change.  
4:45 Closing Remarks       
5:00 Reception in Atruim

Our conference is made possible by the support of the members of NorCal CarciNET Community and by the following supporters.

Educational Support Grants Prvided By:

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