The Third National Carcinoid Symposium 2002, Tampa, FL  
   Made possible by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals 

 Friday, April 12 & Saturday, April 13, 2002

Tampa, Florida

Presentations by:
Larry Kvols, MD, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
Thomas O'Dorisio, M.D., University of Iowa
Elizabeth Soliday, Ph.D,  Washington State University Vancouver, WA
Suzanne Smith, Ph.D, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA
Nancy M. Gardner, MS, ARNP,  H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
Valerie Bennett, RN, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

Click here for - Photographs from this Symposium, April 12 & 13, 2002, Tampa,  Florida

Day One:  Friday, April 12, 2002
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Early Registration
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Welcome Reception
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm Breakout Sessions:  One hour each session, choose two.

     A) “Communication and Fighting Fatigue”
           This session provides practical information on how to discuss some of the common concerns such as fighting fatigue and controlling pain.
      B) “Living with, Through and Beyond Cancer:  Strategies for Self-Empowerment and Self-Care”
           This module helps participants understand the meaning of survivorship and the characteristics that commonly typify each stage of survivorship.
      C) “What Cancer Survivors Need to Know About Health Insurance”
           This presentation instructs cancer survivors on how to obtain and collect health
           insurance benefits, and provides an overview of federal legislation and state regulations.
           It discusses insurance coverage for clinical trials and other types of insurance of interest to cancer survivors.
     D) “Working It Out:  Your Employment Rights as a Cancer Survivor”
          This module sensitizes participants to employment issues faced by cancer survivors.
          Helps to identify illegal cancer-based discrimination, ways to avoid it and measures to take if it occurs.
          This session also enables survivors to become familiar with issues related to genetic testing information and advises
          them on how to obtain vocational rehabilitation services.

Day Two: Saturday, April 13, 2002
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 -10:30 am “ Carcinoid Cancer and the Syndrome, What’s New in the Therapeutic Pipeline?” Larry Kvols, M.D., H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
10:30 -10:45 am Break
10:45 -11:45 am “ Carcinoid Crisis”, Thomas O'Dorisio, M.D., University of Iowa
11:45 -1:00 pm Lunch at CK’s Revolving Rooftop Restaurant  (Compliments of Novartis Pharmaceuticals)
1:00 - 2:00 pm  “Understanding the Biochemical Markers of Carcinoid Disease” Nancy M. Gardner, MS, ARNP, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
2:00 - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 - 3:15 pm “ Coping with Carcinoid Diarrhea” Valerie Bennett, RN, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
3:15  -  4:15 pm "Psychological Effects of Carcinoid Disease: A Study for Carcinoid Patients and their Caregivers” Elizabeth Soliday, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology and Suzanne Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Human Development, at Washington State University Vancouver, WA
4:15-4:30 pm Closing and Evaluations
4:30 - approx. 5:30 p.m.  Dr. Kvols and Dr. O'Dorisio answered questions from the floor (this was not on the schedule)

Hotel and Seminar Reservation Information:

Hotel Accommodations will be at the Tampa Airport Marriott, Tampa, FL for reservations call 1-800-564-3440 and mention “ Carcinoid Seminar” for group rates. Rooms have been reserved and will be held until MARCH 1, 2002.  Room rates: $109.00 . Please notify the hotel if you have “special needs”.

To register for the seminar E-mail Dianne Comstock RN, M.Ed  at
Please give the following information for your registration:
Phone Number___________________________________
Select the two breakout sessions you will be attending on Friday night A, B, C or D

Some of the presentations from this conference are in the Conference Presentations section.  Click here

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