Executive Committee

The Executive Committee serves to advance the agenda set forth by the Board of Directors during Board meetings. The Board can also delegate tasks and responsibilities to this committee as necessary.
Our Executive Committee is elected by the board every even year for a 2 year term. Terms start and end at our annual symposium.
Our 2016-2018 Executive Officers are as follows: Chair: David Metz - Chair Emeritus: Matt Kulke - Vice Chair/Secretary: James Howe - Treasurer: Emily Bergsland

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the main governing body of NANETS. Its members are responsible for strategic planning as well as policy development and budgeting. Board meetings are held every three months and agenda items include outlining both immediate goals for the society and long-term developmental initiatives.
Board elections are held every odd year for a two year term. Our Executive Committee is elected by the board every even year for a 2 year term. Terms start and end at our annual symposium.
Our 2016-2018 Executive Officers are as follows: Chair: David Metz - Chair Emeritus: Matt Kulke - Vice Chair/Secretary: James Howe - Treasurer: Emily Bergsland

Advisory Board

Members of this Board do not have voting rights, but they provide counsel and guidance to the Board of Directors and other committees as needed. The Advisory Board also advocates for the society in terms of fundraising and assessing current programs to ensure they support and advance the NANETS mission.

Education Committee

This committee is responsible for developing and reviewing educational policies and fiscal procedures and presenting the plan and budget to staff and other Board members. The Education Committee has primary responsibility for all educational activities, including the Annual Symposium. Additional members of the Education Committee may be appointed by the committee chair (co-chair, if applicable).

Research Committee

This committee is responsible for developing and reviewing educational policies and fiscal procedures related to this committee and presenting the plan and budget to staff and other Board members. The Education Committee will have primary responsibility for all educational activities, inclusive of the annual symposium. Additional members of the Education Committee may be appointed by the Committee Chair (co-chair, if applicable).

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for developing and reviewing fiscal procedures, a fundraising plan and the annual budget with staff and other Board members. The Board of Directors must approve the budget and all expenditures and any change in the budget must be within the annual budget, with the fiscal year set as the calendar year. Annual reports are submitted to the Board showing income, expenditures and pending income. The financial records of the organization are public information and are made available to the membership, Board members and the public.

Nominating Committee

This committee is responsible for nominating individuals for election to the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board. The number of individuals nominated for election shall be greater than the number of open positions to be filled. Members interested in serving on any of the NANETS committees can reach out to the Nominating Committee here.

Regional Conference Committee

Responsibilities of the Regional Conference Committee include the design and approval of the program agenda, speakers and locations for all regional conferences. This committee also develops and approves any other educational materials endorsed by the society. The Education chair and (co-chair, if applicable) will also participate in the Regional Conference Committee.

Conference Organizing Committee

The Conference Organizing Committee (COC) will have the responsibility of developing the annual educational symposium. Responsibilities will include determining the location and duration of the meeting, planning the scientific and educational agenda to include the selection of topics to be presented, speakers, posters and abstracts, and oversight/approval of associated functions proposed during the conference to include the welcome reception, ancillary meetings and proposed satellite symposiums.
  • Emily K. Bergsland, MD
    Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Finance Committee

    Dr. Emily Bergsland is a Professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

  • James A. Bibb, PhD
    Executive Committee, Research Committee, Conference Organizing Committee

  • Jennifer A. Chan, MD, MPH
    Education Committee, Conference Organizing Committee

    Dr. Chan is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

  • W. W. de Herder, MD, PhD
    Advisory Board

    Wouter W. de Herder, MD PhD is a Professor of Endocrine Oncology at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Arvind Dasari, MD
    Website & Communications, Conference Organizing Committee

    Dr. Dasari is an Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

  • Jennifer Eads, MD
    Guidelines & Publications

    Jennifer Eads, MD, is an Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

  • Matthew Eves, MD
    Regional Conference Committee

    Dr. Matthew M Eves, MD, is a Gastroenterology specialist in Fairhope, Alabama.

  • George A. Fisher, Jr., MD, PhD
    Membership, Finance Committee

    Dr. Fisher is a professor of medical oncology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

  • Vay Liang W. Go, MD
    Membership

    Dr. Go is a Professor of Medicine at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine.

  • Thorvardur R. Halfdanarson, MD
    Regional Conference Committee

    Dr. Halfdanarson is an Associate Professor of Medicine and a consultant in medical oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

  • Anthony Heaney, MD, PhD
    Nominating Committee

    Dr. Heaney is an Associate Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Thomas Hope, MD
    Guidelines & Publications

    Thomas Hope, MD, is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Abdominal Imaging and Nuclear Medicine sections at UCSF and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

  • James R. Howe, MD
    Executive Committee, Finance Committee

    Dr. Howe is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

  • Renuka Iyer, MD
    Regional Conference Committee

    Dr. Iyer is an Associate Professor of Oncology and Co-Director of the Liver and Pancreas Tumor Program and Section Chief for Gastrointestinal Oncology for Roswell Park Cancer Institute

  • David S. Klimstra, MD
    Board of Directors

    Dr. Klimstra is the Chair of the Department of Pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • Matthew H. Kulke, MD
    Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, Conference Organizing Committee

    Dr. Kulke is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

  • Pamela L. Kunz, MD
    Board of Directors, Research Committee, Finance Committee, Conference Organizing Committee

    Dr. Kunz is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center.

  • Dik J. Kwekkeboom, MD
    Advisory Board

    Dr. Kwekkeboom is a member of the Nuclear Medicine Department at the Erasmus MC

  • Josh Mailman, MBA
    Advisory Board

    Josh is the President of the NorCal CarciNET Community and Past Chairperson of the Patient Advocacy Advisory Board for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).

  • David Metz, MD
    Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Conference Organizing Committee

    Dr. Metz is a Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Eric K. Nakakura, MD, PhD
    Executive Committee, Research Committee, Conference Organizing Committee

  • Kjell E. Öberg, MD, PhD
    Advisory Board

    Dr. Kjell Öberg is Professor of Endocrine Oncology at the Medical Faculty of Uppsala University.

  • Rodney F. Pommier, MD
    Board of Directors

    Dr. Pommier is a surgical oncologist at the Oregon Health & Science University.

  • Diane Reidy-Lagunes, MD
    Website & Communications, Board of Directors

    Dr. Reidy-Lagunes is a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

  • Guido Rindi, MD, PhD
    Advisory Board

    Dr. Rindi is a Professor on the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome.

  • Simron Singh, MD
    Executive Committee, Education Committee

    Dr. Simron Singh is a medical oncologist at Odette Cancer Center at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto, Canada.

  • Michael Soulen, MD
    Executive Committee, Education Committee, Conference Organizing Committee

  • Jonathan R. Strosberg, MD
    Guidelines & Publications, Board of Directors

    Dr. Strosberg is a medical oncologist in the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center.

  • James C. Yao, MD
    Membership, Nominating Committee

    Dr. Yao is a Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.