NANETS comprehensive, one-day regional NET Education programs are offered to provide multidisciplinary training to medical professionals across North America. Physicians and allied healthcare providers come together with leaders in neuroendocrine medicine to educate and discuss NET disease and patient care in the community and across the U.S. Participants learn about standard management of patients with neuroendocrine tumors, as well as new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Continuing medical education (CME) credits are provided at regional conferences.

Over one day of virtual education and engagement, the NANETS Western Regional Virtual Conference will provide a highly interactive, visually rich, learning environment from your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Medical education topics include:

  • Overview of NETs
  • Surgical Treatment of NETs
  • Medical Management of NETs
  • Break Out Sessions
  • NET Tumor Board

NANETS Western Regional Virtual Patient Program engagement topics include:

    • Patient Keynote: A Patients Perspective on NET Care
    • NET Leadership Discussion: Cultivating a Patient-First Environment

Medical professionals and researchers will have the opportunity to ask questions, visit the exhibit hall and network among multidisciplinary medical professionals at the forefront of NET care. NET clinics are encouraged to watch sessions as a team to learn, share and discuss presentations.

Allied Health and Early career professionals can virtually engage in the "Early Career Discussion Group" and “Allied Health Discussion Group” breakout session. This dedicated time will provide for valuable small group discussions between emerging leaders and experts in the field.

Patients are encouraged to join us for the Patient Program following the Educational program to take part in an interactive panel with experts in the NET field.

Attendance at the Westeren Virtual Regional Conferences are free for NANETS' members. Registration is required. Detailed information regarding your virtual participation will be provided upon registration.

Why Attend?

Neuroendocrine tumor (NET) disease is both rare and complex. About 15,000 new patients are diagnosed each year in the U.S. – which means many medical professionals will encounter neuroendocrine tumors only a few times in their careers.

The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) is a society of over 500 multidisciplinary medical professionals committed to the support of colleagues in diagnosing and treating NET patients, as well as furthering the cause of NET science and education in North America. With new research, technologies and practices emerging, the landscape of NET treatment is rapidly changing.


As the largest neuroendocrine tumor (NET) multidisciplinary NET Medical Society in North America, the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) is dedicated to educating medical and professionals researchers on the diagnosis and treatment of NET disease and supporting research and innovation in the field. NANETS is a 501(C)3 non-profit professional medical organization that hosts medical education conferences across North America, provides research grants to young investigators doing preeminent work in the field of NET research, and standardizing treatment and management of NET disease through the development of consensus guidelines.

Conference Goals

NANETS Western Virtual Regional Conference provides a forum for members of the professional neuroendocrine community to come together to discuss new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, optimal multidisciplinary care, and the future of neuroendocrine tumor research. NANETS NET disease educational programming is designed exclusively for medical professionals, by leading medical professionals in the field.


11:00am - 12:00pm EDT Supporter Hall Open

12:00pm - 12:50pm EDT Overview of NETs, Moderated by Daneng Li, MD

Imaging for Diagnosis & follow etc, Hagen F. Kennecke, MD, MHA, FRCPC

Endoscopic Diagnosis in NETs, Monika M. Vyas, MD

12:55pm - 1:45pm EDT Surgical Treatment of NETs, Moderated by Sepideh Gholami, MD, FACS

LungNETs, Natalie Shaubie Lui, MD

Local Regional Therapies for Liver, Alexandra Gangi, MD

1:50pm - 2:40pm EDT Medical Management of NETs, Moderated by Heloisa Soares, MD, PhD

Practical aspects of PRRT, Adam Brown, BS, NMTCB(CNMT)(CT)(PET), RT(N)

Peptide radioreceptor therapy to include GaDOTATAE as imaging for PRRT, Carina Mari Aparici, MD

2:40pm - 3:00pm EDT Break

3:00pm - 3:35pm EDT Meet the Experts

Don't miss this opportunity to converse with NET experts in this open forum session. This session is designed for attendees to have the opportunity to interact and ask questions around PRRT, career development in the NET field, Allied Health professionals challenges or any questions you may have for the distinguished panel of experts. This session is a Zoom meeting, audio questions as well as video are encouraged. Moderated by Dr. Daneng Li.

PRRT Experts: Beth Chasen, MD and Daneng Li, MD

Early Career Experts: Emily K. Bergsland, MD and James Howe, MD

Allied Health Experts: Angela Laffan, NP, MSN and Pamela Ryan, RN, BSN, ONN-CG

3:40pm - 4:45pm EDT NET Tumor Board, Moderated by Alexandria Phan, MD

Panelists: Douglas B Evans, MD, FACS

Joseph Dillon, MD

Delphine Chen, MD

Pamela Brock, MS, LGC


5:40pm - 7:00pm EDT NET Leadership Discussion: Cultivating a Patient-First Environment

What NET Patients Should Know, Alexandra Gangi, MD

NET Leader Panel: Patient Q&A

Panelists: Mark Lewis, MD, Joseph Dillon, MD, Delphine Chen, MD, Pamela Brock, MS, LGC

Our Sponsors




2021 Western Virtual Regional Conference: Attendee Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Registration is required for both Regionals but you are encouraged to attend both.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NANETS leadership decided to transition the scheduled in-person Regionals to virtual events. The safety of our members, staff, volunteers and sponsors is our top priority. All of our previously scheduled regionals have been rescheduled to 2022. .
Absolutely nothing for members! Access to the 2021 Eastern and Western Virtual Conferences are free for all members. If you are not currently a member in good standing, consider signing up or renewing membership here (add hyperlink: to register for the Virtual Regionals at no cost. Non-members can register for the Virtual Regional for $275 (you may want to consider membership, it’s more cost effective!) There is no cost to patients who are interested in attending our Patient Program.
You can register for the Western Virtual Conference here. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email. Links to the virtual platform will be shared with all of the registered attendees closer to the event date.
Patients can register for the Western Virtual Patient Program here. Medical professionals will be automatically registered for the patient program if they have registered for the educational conference. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email. Links to the virtual platform will be shared with all of the registered attendees closer to the event date.
The on-demand content for both the East and West will be hosted for 30 days following the West event.
Yes. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn approximately 6 continuing education credits.
Attendees will have to complete an evaluation and claim credit after the conclusion of the live meeting. All attendees will be provided a link to complete your evaluation.
Yes. The Western Virtual Regional Conference will include networking and social engagement opportunities as part of the programming. Make sure to stop by the NETworking Lounge to engage with other attendees and speakers.
Yes. Similar to a physical event, we will have a Virtual Swag Bag for you! You can add documents and resources available to the virtual swag bag in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with colleagues and friends by simply entering their email.
You will be provided a link to the virtual platform and credentials to login. Once you login you will be taken to the virtual lobby. From the Lobby you will have access to the Virtual Exhibit Hall, Virtual Auditorium, NETworking Lounge and more.
No. Your login credentials will be unique to you and only allow one user to access the platform at a time.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our event. You only need to have access to the Internet. The technology is driven by VFairs, a long-established 5-star rated virtual event platform that is both mobile and desktop friendly.
You can access the virtual event software via computer, tablet or smartphone.
We recommend you use Chrome and Firefox.
Send an email to for any technical assistance. NANETS Staff is also available by email at

2021 Western Virtual Regional Conference: Supporter Frequently Asked Questions

  • Each booth includes the following items:
  • Company profile
  • Contact information
  • Links to Company Website, Social Media Pages, Career Sites, etc.
  • Video Vignettes (if desired)
  • Upload docs and presentations
The booths are set up in a fixed order, alphabetically based on supporter level, and remain that way throughout.
This can't be done at present however the functionality may be available in the future.
The exhibitors' user flow is the same as attendees; however, they will be able to see the names of all people currently visiting their booth (chats can then commence with these people).
Detailed reports outlining the behaviour of booth visitors is emailed to exhibitors at the completion of the event, however, upon request NANETS will be able to send exhibitors progress reports on visitor behaviour at the end of each day.
Yes, the exhibitors can do this mid event (using the same link) or request us to do that. However, for the attendees to see the updated version, the attendees will have to restart the browser or clear their cache.
No, the chat functionality does not allow this. Suggest placing videos in either or both of the links or videos section and directing visitors to view the videos in those locations.
No, only one image can be placed in each panel with 1 URL link assigned.

Small and Diverse Business Summit

The Small and Diverse Business Summit is virtual match-up where small, women-, veteran, and minority-owned businesses will engage with top-tier procurement officers from the largest contracting companies in wireless. Now more than ever, the United States and the world are relying on the wireless ecosystem to provide connectivity. Our goal is to ensure that this trusted event remains the gateway to procurement opportunities for the small and diverse businesses who are the backbone of our economy.

Steps to Participate:
  1. Register for Connect (X): All Access
  2. Login on May 6, 2020 to begin scheduling meetings
  3. Select Small and Diverse Business Summit Sponsor you wish to meet with
  4. Send meeting request
  5. Meet at Summit on May 20-21

Note: Due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s Supplier Diversity Summit, a signature and intimate component of the Connect (X) conference, has been renamed Small and Diverse Business Summit, and will be held virtually on May 20- 21, 2020. According to a recent survey conducted by the NFIB Research Center, 92% of small business owners have been negatively impacted by the outbreak. WIA is committed to ensuring businesses in the wider wireless ecosystem have access and resources to survive during these unprecedented times.

Please contact Michelle Dhansinghani for more information.