15th Annual ENETS Conference: Scientific Program accredited by the UEMS-EACCME, Speakers Updates, CoE Training Workshop
The 15th Annual ENETS Conference has been accredited by the UEMS - EACCME® and received 16 credits which includes the 8th Postgraduate Course on Wednesday, 7 March 2018. The scientific organizing committee is delighted to also have received over 350 abstracts.
ENETS would like to congratulate the travel grant winners for 2018. Every year ENETS looks forward to young professionals with diverse medical and research backgrounds sending in their abstracts and letters of merits. Thank you goes to all 49 applicants. If you were not selected this year, we strongly recommend trying again next year. Keep yourself posted to ENETS grants and awards throughout the year.
This year ENETS has received over 350 abstracts in the categories basic science, clinical and case reports. The abstracts were very impressive and thus have allowed the committee to approve almost all abstracts as posters. The posters will give authors a chance to further portray their research work to a larger audience during the three day conference. Please read more about the poster process in the ENETS poster guidelines where you will find the ENETS poster template.
ENETS is delighted to have won exceptional women from various medical fields for the 15th Annual ENETS Conference who are making a great impact in the realm of Neuroendocrine Tumor Research. In this edition, ENETS explicitly wishes to introduce them and emphasizes not to miss their talks or role as chairwomen during the three day conference.
Dr. Bodei earned her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1995 and remained at Pisa University as a Resident in Nuclear Medicine until 1999. In 2009, she was awarded a PhD (magna cum laude) from the Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, University of Groningen, The Netherlands for her work in peptide receptor radionuclide therapy using somatostatin analogues. She currently works for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY. She will hold the talk covering "Theranostics for GEP and Bronchial NETs" during the 8th Postgraduate Course on Wednesday, 7 March 2018 from 14:50 - 15:20.
Anne Couvelard is Professor of Pathology at University of Paris Diderot and Head of the Department of Pathology located in Beaujon and Bichat Hospitals. Her main topics of research are pancreatic and neuroendocrine oncogenesis and the relationship between tumor progression, pathology and genetics. She is an ENETS member since 2004, ENETS Advisory Board member since 2015, elected at the board of the French Neuroendocrine Tumor Group (GTE) in 2010 and a member of the French Pathological Network for neuroendocrine tumors « TENpath » since 2011. She will chair the very popular "Session 6: What’s New in the Field?" on Friday, 9 March 2018 from 08:30 - 09:35.
Barbro Eriksson is Professor and Senior Consultant of Endocrine Oncology and former Head of the Department of Endocrine Oncology and ENETS Centre of Excellence at Uppsala University Hospital. Professor Eriksson´s main research interests have been diagnostic procedures, including positron emission tomography (PET) with specific tracers for neuroendocrine tumors (5-HTP, 68Ga-labelled somatostatin analogs, GLP-1R) and development of new therapeutic agents for these tumors, including temozolomide (introduced it in 1999), interferon, somatostatin analogs, molecular targeted agents and PRRT in neuroendocrine neoplasms. She was one of the founding members of ENETS and is now a member of the ENETS Advisory Board. She will chair "Session 5A: Clinical Abstract Session", on Thursday, 8 March 2018 from 16:10 - 17:10.
Professor Andrea Frilling is currently affiliated as Professor of Surgery and Chair in Endocrine Surgery with the Imperial College London, UK. She has received her primary medical education in Germany. After her general surgical training she specialized in endocrine surgery and hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery. She conducted comprehensive clinical research on multimodal treatment of neuroendocrine tumors. She is intensively working towards clinical implementation of novel molecular imaging techniques, targeted treatment options and identification of novel biomarkers. She will be part of the interdisciplinary "Session 8A: Heterogeneity of NET" and contribute to the discussion scheduled for Friday, 9 March 2018 from 11:35 - 12:35.
Eva Tiensuu Janson is a Professor of Medicine and Senior Consultant in Endocrine Oncology at Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden. She serves as the Dean of the Medical Faculty at Uppsala University. She is also the chair of the Nordic Neuroendocrine Tumor Group, a member of ENETS Advisory Board (since 2015) and of ENETS Executive Committee (since 2016). She is active in the Swedish group for endocrine abdominal tumors and has participated in the development of a national caring program for abdominal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) and a national quality registry for NETs. She will talk about "The Biomarker Perspective" during "Session 6: What’s New in the Field?" on Friday, 9 March 2018 from 08:50 - 09:10.
Prof. Marianne Pavel is a Senior Physician and Chair of Endocrinology at the Department of Medicine 1, University of Erlangen, Germany. Her major focus in medicine is on neuroendocrine tumors, since more than 20 years. She is first author of the 2012 and the updated 2016 “ENETS Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Liver and Other Distant Metastases from Neuroendocrine Neoplasms of Foregut, Midgut, Hindgut, and Unknown Primary”. In 2009, under her guidance, the NET Center at the Charité University was certified as the first ENETS Center of Excellence. She is a member of the ENETS Executive Committee since 2014. She will chair and hold the introduction for "Session 8A: Heterogeneity of NET"
on Friday, 9 March 2018 from 11:35 - 12:35.
Don't miss this year's ENETS Interactive Workshops. The three workshops will be held on Thursday, 8 March 2018 from 07:30 - 08:30. The promising workshops will cover Gastroenterologist vs. Nuclear Medical, Gastroenterologist vs. Surgeon and Endocrinologist vs. Cardiologists views and aspects. Limited space is offered and pre-registration is necessary for the Interactive Workshops, which will include a breakfast. Read more about the workshops in the program.
Sign up for the Centers of Excellence Training Workshop, which will take place on Wednesday, 7 March 2018. ENETS invites designated CoE coordinators, nurse practitioners with coordinating tasks in a center and heads of centers to take part in a training course to learn how to best adapt certification procedures and apply certification processes for NET healthcare management.