Virtual Patient Case: Carcinoid Syndrome - Best Practices and Emerging Treatment Strategies

Virtual Patient Case: Carcinoid Syndrome - Best Practices and Emerging Treatment Strategies

On-Demand Webcast

Martyn Caplin, DM, FRCP
Professor of Gastroenterology and G.I. & Tumour Neuroendocrinology
Royal Free Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed for medical oncologists, hematologists, general surgeons, GI internists, GI surgeons, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals interested in the therapeutic management of patients with carcinoid syndrome.


As the standard of care and novel strategies for the management of carcinoid syndrome are further investigated and refined, it is essential that healthcare professionals who care for these patients are provided with guidance for the successful integration of these potentially paradigm-changing advances into their clinical practice. To this end, Carcinoid Syndrome: Best Practices and Emerging Treatment Strategies is designed to inform oncologists who manage patients with carcinoid syndrome how to safely and effectively incorporate emerging therapies into current clinical algorithms to optimally sequence treatments. This Virtual Patient Case provides the perspective of renown clinical expert Dr. Martyn Caplin on the latest advances and insights from pivotal clinical trials.


Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Relate the key pathophysiologic processes underlying carcinoid syndrome to current and emerging therapeutic approaches
  2. Assess the therapeutic potential of current and emerging agents designed to manage symptoms and enhance quality of life in patients with carcinoid syndrome
  3. Evaluate the benefits and risks associated with current therapies designed for the management of carcinoid syndrome, and develop an evidence-based algorithm to optimally sequence treatments

This activity is provided by Imedex®, LLC.


Supported by an educational grant from: Ipsen Innovation SAS


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Martyn Caplin, DM, FRCP AAA2; Ipsen Innovation SAS2; Lexicon Pharmaceuticals2; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation2

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   Chris Bolwell owns shares of stock of GlaxoSmithKline.

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Release Date: June 29, 2018

Expiration Date: June 29, 2019