Lacnets — a program by Generate Possibility

Patient Education Speaker Series

The Los Angeles Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (LACNETS) provides ongoing Patient Education through its monthly Speaker Series in Los Angeles, an annual Patient & Caregiver Educational Conference and extensive online education.  LACNETS was founded by patient and patient advocate Giovanna Joyce Imbesi in 2012 with the launch of the speaker series and Dr. Edward Wolin, former Co-Director of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Program at Cedars-Sinai, Samuel Oschin Cancer Institute as the inaugural speaker.

Over more than three years, LACNETS has presented leading NET experts in oncology, gastroenterology, radiology, nuclear medicine, clinical trials, pain management, surgery, psychiatry and addressed patient concerns in the areas of insurance coverage and nutrition.  As of November, 2014, the Speaker Series is videotaped for a global audience and posted on YouTube, key NET support organization sites and shared through social media.

The LACNETS monthly Speaker Series has impacted the lives of over 1500 patients attending the meetings and has resulted in increased participation in clinical trials.  Patient educational materials are presented and made available at each meeting.  A monthly newsletter spreads awareness of new treatment options and relevant announcements regarding educational events and conferences.

LACNETS is a program by Generate Possibility, a non-profit 501(c)(3) California corporation.

Contact: Giovanna Joyce Imbesi, Executive Director

WHERE & WHEN: The Patient Education Speaker Series meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 11am to 1pm

Each meeting features a guest speaker of interest to neuroendocrine cancer patients and their caregivers.  See “Previous Meetings” section for past speakers and links to videos.

The meetings offer an opportunity to meet other neuroendocrine cancer patients and share in the community.  A light lunch is provided including beverages.

Meetings rotate throughout Los Angeles, including:

Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Cancer Center, Lower Conference Room.

8700 Beverly Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA Parking: Lot P6


UCLA Medical Center, Westwood Campus


City of Hope, Duarte, CA

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