In these exceptional circumstances worldwide, the 8th INCA Summit was adapted to a virtual format and took place on Thursday, April 2nd. Due to the global nature of the organization and to best accommodate membership representatives and partners from various corners of the world, a two-hour webinar session was organized to provide detailed information on INCA’s achievements in 2019 and to present suggestions to all member organizations for future activities to shape the new INCA strategy for 2020 and beyond.
INCA President, Catherine Bouvier opened the 8th INCA Summit by acknowledging the efforts of all who continuously dedicate their time and energy for the benefit of the neuroendocrine cancer and genetic NETs community globally. Mrs. Bouvier also showed appreciation for INCA’s respected sponsors: IPSEN, Novartis, ITM and Advanced Accelerator Applications. INCA is incredibly grateful for their continued support, especially during these challenging times.
The INCA President outlined INCA’s vision and mission, and key strategic pillars of activity: raising awareness about neuroendocrine cancer and genetic NETs, securing patient access to optimal treatment and care and advancing NET research.
INCA Executive Director, Teodora Kolarova presented the most important achievements of INCA in 2019, some of which are: First open-access manuscript, ENETS First Award for Poster in the Clinical Category, INCA’s membership expansion to 6 continents, SCAN, and the increased global impact of NET Cancer Day on its 10th anniversary.
Chairs of the INCA Committees in charge of Communications, Research, Access and Membership presented their progress, achievements and goals. What lies ahead? A new focus on non–NEN medical communities, further expanding the INCA membership, organizing trainings on research and clinical trials for patient advocates, more data-driven evidence to be showcased at medical conferences outside of the neuroendocrine medical community, and much more.
The INCA Strategy will now be updated with the valuable input from the entire membership of the organization.