Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to announce Melbourne will play host to the 6th annual Asia Pacific Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (APNETS) meeting, November 9-11, 2018.

Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs) are complex in diagnosis, treatment, and overall care, and their incidence is proven to be on the rise. Due to the complexities of NETs in diagnosis and ongoing treatment, they require care from multiple disciplines, including but not limited to surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, and specialist nurses.

The APNETS scientific program brings together experts from around the world in all disciplines of NET patient care, presenting the most up to date research, clinical trials, guidelines, treatment options and diagnostics. The scientific program will be based on a problem-oriented approach to patient care, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of this disease. Accordingly, we hope that regardless of the background of attendees, each will find something of direct interest in each session.

Almost half the global population lives in the Asia Pacific region in nations that have a wide range of socio-economic development and varying sophistication in healthcare. This opens the way for regional collaboration in clinical trials and research in NET that both address the challenges of managing a rare disease in countries with limited resources and also the ability to recruit large patient numbers in complex studies using the very latest techniques that will have international relevance.

So please join us in the ‘Clinical Research Capital of Australia’ in November 2018.

Simone Leyden
CEO Unicorn Foundation
APNETS Convenor 2018    

Professor Rodney J. Hicks
MBBS (Hons), MD, MD,
Chair, Congress

Dr Grace Kong
Scientific Program Chair

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