August I travelled to Adelaide for the Endocrine Society of Australia Annual
was a three day conference, with endocrinologists and scientists involved in the
care of people with endocrine disorders of all sorts – so a very varied
the conference I had the opportunity to speak with many specialists who care
for NETs patients, particularly pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (many who
had never heard of the Unicorn Foundation or our services, so this was great).
I also spoke with several diabetes educators, who were very interested to
discuss the care of people who have had surgically induced diabetes, and also
the impact of somatostatin analogues on blood sugar regulation. Many took
copies of our information booklets and signed up to our Health Professional
Network, to receive regular updates from us as well.
in Adelaide it was also a great opportunity to catch up with Kathy, our wonderful
SA Support Group facilitator, and the team at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (where
many of our South Australian patients attend for treatment).
is always great to have the opportunity to travel and connect with health
professionals who care for people who have experienced NETs!