“We are a community. There are many experts and advocates fighting on your behalf. We are all fighting with and for you. YOU are the reason we do all of this. We strive to build connections. And when we come together and link arms, we are stronger TOGETHER.
— Lisa Yen, LACNETS Program Director (Quote from the Virtual 2020 Los Angeles NET Patient Education Conference)
On Saturday, June 20th, the Los Angeles Carcinoid Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (LACNETS) presented the Virtual 2020 Los Angeles NET Patient Education Conference. Our motto this year was “Stronger Together.”
Stronger Together: COLLABORATION
LACNETS is a NET community comprising of NET patients and their loved ones, NET experts, partners and supporters. We collaborate with local and national NET centers and organizations. We aim to build and strengthen connections among those in the NET community because we recognize we are stronger together.
The conference agenda featured:
8 NET experts from 7 different NET centers
5 NET patient stories
Resources from various partners
Stronger Together: EDUCATION & CONNECTION
While the Virtual 2020 Los Angeles NET Patient Education Conference may be over, our mission lives on! We invite you to go deeper with us. There are many opportunities to further your NET education, connect with others, and give back!
JOIN an upcoming LACNETS meetings.
We feature an exciting lineup of speakers for our monthly webinars. Dr Eric Liu discusses "Sequencing of Neuroendocrine Tumor Treatments" in our July 2020 webinar.
CONNECT with us!
NET Caregivers are invited to monthly NET Caregiver Support Group meetings on the last Saturdays of every month from 8-10 AM (PST). These meetings are facilitated by palliative care physician Dr. Chandana Banerjee from City of Hope. (Check out the May 2020 blog “Becoming a Caregiver.”)
Connect with a NET patient or caregiver mentor through our NET CONNECT program.
Partner with a health and wellness coach through our LACNETS health coaching program. Learn more about health and wellness coaching in our August 2020 LACNETS webinar "Thriving with NET: How Health & Wellness Coaching Can Help You." (Check out our previous blog on Health Coaching.)
Fill out your own NET VITALS, your NET Communication Tool to better prepare for an upcoming appointment or to keep in your purse or “GO bag” in case of emergency.
Take our fun NET quizzes!
STRONGER TOGETHER: PAY IT FORWARD
CONTRIBUTE to future meetings, programs, and conferences. (LACNETS is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization). If you’ve enjoyed and benefited from the LACNETS Annual conference, monthly meetings, programs, educational blogs, or quizzes, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Your generous support makes it possible to hear from NET experts, livestream and videotape presentations, and increase our reach to those whose lives have been touched by NET. We are deeply grateful for your contribution.
The mix of testimonials from patients and the clinical presentations was outstanding. I learned something from just about every presentation!
— NET Patient
Watch now: Live Q&A with 10 NET Experts
Watch: Patient & Caregiver Stories
Written by Lisa Yen, NP, NBC-HWC
Director of Programs & Outreach, LACNETS