Program

The Scientific Committee has developed a preliminary program for APNETS 2018 below. The sessions will include presentations from experts within the Asia Pacific region as well as submitted abstracts.

FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER

Friday 9th November

Welcome and Opening

Morning Session 1

When should I suspect NETs?

James Yao
USA
Epidemiology , biology and prognosis

Simona Glasberg
Israel    

Endocrine features of NETs

Tess Schenberg
Australia    

Familial syndromes - when to suspect and how to investigate 

Morning Tea 

Morning session 2

Diagnosis of NETs

Anthony Gill 
Australia
Pathological Classification
Eddie Lau
Australia
Radiological features
Michael Hoffman
Australia     
Molecular imaging in diagnosis and treatment planning
  Abstracts presentation

Lunch 

Afternoon session 1

What patients want to know

Erin Kennedy 
Australia
Nutritional aspects, including short gut syndrome
Simone, Leyden 
Australia
Unicorn Foundation
Harjit Singh 
Malaysia
Mission and Vision for APNETS
Jie Chen
China
NEN perspective in China
Dermot O’Toole
Ireland
International collaboration of NET societies - challenges, goals, with focus unmet needs

Afternoon Tea 

Afternoon session 2 

Medical management for patients with Grade 1 and 2 GEP NETs
Tim Price
Australia
How to manage carcinoid syndrome
James Yao
USA  
Medical management (biological treatment,
chemotherapy)
Rod Hicks
Australia 
Role of PRRT
David Pattison
Australia
Challenging cases presentation

Welcome Reception 

 


 
SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

Saturday 10th November

Morning Session 1                        

Role of surgery and intervational therapy in NET management

Bernard Riedel 
Australia               
Challenges of pre-operative and intraoperative
management
Harjit Singh
Malaysia
Surgical management
Kuamar Kallur
India
Liver-directed PRRT and therapy
Dermot O’Toole
Ireland
Endoscopic treatment procedures

Morning Tea 

Morning session 2
Management of carcinoid heart disease
Simona Glasberg
Israel
Carcinoid heart disease - medical management
Marco Larobina
Australia
Carcinoid heart disease - surgical management
  Challenging cases presentation

Lunch

Afternoon session 1

Challenges and Treatment options for patients with Grade 3 GEP NETs
Anita Borges 
India 
New concepts in NEN pathology
Halfdan Sorbye
Norway
Medical management + PRRT
  Abstracts presentation

Afternoon Tea 

Afternoon session 2

Challenges and management of NETs from other origins
Halfdan Sorbye
Norway
Pulmonary NET, unknown primary
Simona Glasberg
Israel
PPGL - imaging and theranostics
Richard Tothill
Australia 
Genomics and immunogenomics of Merkel
Cell Carcinoma
Grace Kong
Australia 
Other NEN-like tumours- Merkel Cell carcinoma,
Neuroblastoma, esthesioneuroblastoma, SCLC
  Abstracts presentation

Conference Dinner



SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER

Sunday 11th November

Morning Session 1           
Clinical challenges

Michael Michael
Australia
Ben Thompson
Australia
Hyun Ko
Australia
Grace Kong
Australia
James Yao
USA
Simona Glasberg
Israel
Halfdan Sorbye
Norway

Clinical cases - Multidisciplinary panel discussion

Australian MultiDisciplinary Team with International 
Commentary
  Abstracts presentation

Morning Tea 

Morning session 2

What's new in the horizon

Ben Lawrence
New Zealand
Genetics landscape in NETs
James Yao 
USA 
Current and upcoming trials
Rod Hicks 
Australia 
Emerging combination therapies with PRRT

Lunch

Afternoon session  
Patient Symposium

Simone Leyden
Unicorn Foundation

Introduction
Unicorn Foundation update – resources, projects, 
support services, research (INCA global project update and whitepaper)

Rod Hicks 
Australia

Interactive Expert Panel Discussion - Updates in NETs 

Simona Glasberg
Israel
Treatment of carcinoid symptoms
James Yao
USA 
Current upcoming clinical trials (Global) Gr 1 & 
Gr 2 NETs
Halfdan Sorbye
Norway 
Current updates / clinical trials for G3 NET (global)
Ben Lawrence
New Zealand
Genetic landscape in NETs
Dermot O’Toole
Ireland
International collaboration of NET medical societies
Michael Michael
Australia
Current Upcoming medical clinical trials in Australia
Grace Kong
Australia
PRRT, and clinical trials in Australia
  Panel Discussion
Afternoon Tea

Erin Kennedy
Australia

Nutrition in NETs

Simone Leyden & Meredith Cummins
Unicorn Foundation

PLANET Registry and Patient App (empowering patients in research)
Alex Murray
Australia
Defining NETs research project update

Kate Wakelin
Unicorn Foundation

Psychological management of chronic disease / survivorship
Simone Leyden
Unicorn Foundation
Closing Comments

 

 


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