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Markey Cancer Center NET Conference

NET Conference

Markey Cancer Center’s Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) Conference will be a day-long event summarizing key concepts related to the management of NETs and will update patients, caregivers and healthcare providers on the latest information and developments. Talks will be delivered by multi-disciplinary NET specialists, including nationally recognized key opinion leaders.

Set in the scenic bluegrass of Kentucky and near Lexington’s celebrated Keeneland Racetrack, we look forward to your presence as we work together to educate, inform and better the future of our NET patients, caregivers and providers.

Markey Cancer Center NET Conference
Hyatt Regency Lexington
April 26, 2020
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Elise Kohn, MD
Head NET Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program, NCI
Bethesda, MD

Conference Chair: Aman Chauhan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of NET Theranostics, University of Kentucky

Conference Coordinator: Terry Keys
Cancer Education Liaison, Markey Cancer Center

Register for free online now.

  • Agenda

    Download the MCC NET Conference flyer (PDF, 139, KB) to take this agenda on-the-go.

    8:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast

    9:00 - 9:10 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks
    B. Mark Evers, MD
    Director, Markey Cancer Center

    9:10 - 9:30 a.m.: Overview of Neuroendocrine Tumors
    Lowell Anthony, MD, FACP
    Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky

    9:30 - 9:45 a.m.: Surgical Treatment of NETs
    Michael Cavnar, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky

    9:45 - 10:15 a.m.: How the NCI Develops Drugs and What’s on the Horizon for NETs
    Charles Kunos, MD, PhD
    Medical Officer, Inverstigational Drug Branch of the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program of Radiation Branch
    NCI Bethesda, MD

    10:15 - 10:30 a.m.: Break 

    10:30 - 10:50 a.m.: Overview of Peptide Receptor Radiotherapy (PRRT): Lu-177 dotatate and I 131 MIBG
    Aman Chauhan, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Director of NET Theranostics
    University of Kentucky

    10:50 - 11:15 a.m.: Allied Health Perspective

    • Social and Logistical Issues
      • Anne Yates, LCSW and Lauren Sawyer, MSW, CSW
    • Pharmacy Issues
      • Rachael Morgan, PharmD, BCOP and Danielle Otto, PharmD, BCOP
    • Multi-disciplinary care and patient coordination
      • Joy Haney and Dana Stafford, RN
    • Nursing Issues in NET Management
      • Kara Jeter, BSN and Lucy Morgan, RN
    • Nutritional Needs of NET Patients
      • Rachel Miller, MS, RD, CSO, LD

    11:15 – 11:45 Panel: Q/A (All above)

    11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch

    1:00 - 1:20 p.m.: Keynote Address
    Demystifying Clinical Trials for Patients
    Elise Kohn, MD
    Head NET Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program
    NCI Bethesda, MD

    1:20 - 1:40 p.m.: Management of Functional NETs and Carcinoid Heart Disease
    Heloisa Soares, MD
    Associate Professor
    University of Utah

    1:40 - 2:00 p.m.: Targeted and Chemo Therapies in NETs
    Daneng Li, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology
    Co-director of NET Program
    City of Hope, Duarte, CA

    2:00 - 2:20 p.m.: Thoracic NETs 
    Satya Das, MD
    Instructor in Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
    Vanderbilt University

    2:20 - 2:30 p.m.: Break

    2:30 - 2:50 p.m.: Local-Regional Therapies
    Gaby Gabriel, MD
    Associate Professor of Radiology & Surgery
    University of Kentucky

    2:50-3:30 Panel: Q/A (All above)

    3:30 p.m.: Adjourn

  • Hotel Accomodations

    A limited number of rooms is available at the Hyatt Regency Lexington for both attendees and exhibitors. 

    Attendees – NET patients, families and caregivers: $80/night plus taxes*

    Exhibitors: $209/night plus taxes

    *The actual room rate is $209/night, but attendees will receive an $129 room credit upon checkout to receive this rate.

    For online reservations:

    For phone reservations: (859) 253-1234 or toll-free: (800) 233-1234

  • Thank you to our sponsors

    Funding Sponsor: UK Markey Cancer Foundation

    Bronze Sponsor: Progenics

    Silver Sponsor: Ispen

    Gold Sponsors: Lexicon and Advanced Accelerator Applications

    Advanced Accelerator Applications