The 2024 Awards Nominations period has closed. 2025 Awards Nominations will be accepted in spring of 2025.

The NANETS Awards are vital for honoring members' contributions to neuroendocrine tumor research and care. Recognizing excellence in various fields, these awards inspire innovation and collaboration among experts. By celebrating individual achievements, NANETS fosters a dynamic community dedicated to advancing knowledge and improving patient outcomes in the fight against neuroendocrine tumors.

In 2024, NANETS has opened nominations for the following awards: 

  • Distinguished Clinician
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Distinguished AHP/APP
  • Distinguished Mentor
  • Rising Star

 

Distinguished Mentor Award Tile 2024

The Distinguished Mentor Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to, and record of, mentoring services during their career. The Distinguished Mentoring Award nominations will be evaluated based on the positive educational and/or research experiences of the mentors' trainees, including the impact of mentorship on their subsequent professional and personal success.

Frequency: Every other year
Years granted: 2022, 2023

Eligibility Criteria

1. Offering sound guidance and valuable feedback to their mentees to advance and develop the mentee’s path to academic and professional success.

2. Generously share their valuable time to be accessible to their mentees. Impart guidance and expertise in encouraging and critiquing the mentee’s leadership, training, and/or scholarly works.

3. Encourage and include mentees in networking activities with other professionals; making valuable member-to-member and peer connections.

4. Evidence of sustained involvement in professional mentoring relationships that result in career growth or personal development of his/her mentees. 5. Serve as a role model for their colleagues by maintaining high standards for excellence within their discipline and the greater institution. 

Nominating Process

Nominators are encouraged to include specific references to the criteria in their letter of recommendation. The nominator completes the form, staff sends a request to 2nd nominator as listed, and to the nominee for CV.

 

 Distguished APPAHP Award2024

The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) Distinguished Advanced Practitioner Provider/Allied Health Professional Award recognizes and honors a member who has served NANETS in its efforts to educate healthcare providers and improve the outcomes of patients with neuroendocrine tumors.

Frequency: Annual
Years granted: 2022, 2023

Eligibility Criteria

1. NANETS member in good standing.

2. Role model with proven track record of dedication to his/her profession and professional ethics.

3. Important contributions to the NET field in areas such as patient care, mentoring, research, clinical guidelines, and/or NET-related education (for patients, caregivers and/or healthcare providers).

4. Evidence of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to NET workforce.

5. Track record of service to NANETS.

6. Advanced Practitioner Providers and Allied Health Professionals include, but are not limited to, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nutritionists, Genetic Counselors, Pharmacists and Dieticians.

Nominating Process

The nominator should have personal or professional knowledge of the nominee's record of excellence. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
1. The nominator completes the Distinguished APP/AHP Award Nomination Form. This includes providing your CV, identifying your relationship with the nominee, and writing a letter of recommendation to support the nomination. The letter of recommendation from the nominator can be signed by more than one individual, and should address the following criteria:

a) Dedication to his/her profession
b) Track record of service to NANETS
c) Contributions to the field in the form of NET-related education, patient care, mentoring or research
d) Dissemination of NET-related knowledge in the form of meeting presentations, research papers, guidelines and/or adoption of NET-related care practices (e.g. PRRT clinic workflow, survivorship clinic, supportive care for carcinoid syndrome) by groups beyond home institution/group
e) Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
f) Viewed as a role model for others by maintaining high standards of excellence

2. Once the form is completed, staff will inform the nominee of the nomination and ask for his/her CV (with a note of service to NANETS and other contributions).

 

Rising Star Award2024

 NEW CATEGORY

The Rising Star Award recognizes an identified future leader (8 years from initial appointment).

Frequency: Annual

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this award, your nominee should be a member of NANETS in good standing, and meet the following criteria:

1. Track record of service to NANETS
2. Emerging contributions to clinical, translational, or basic science
3. Prior awardee of best abstract/presentation a plus
4. Evidence of commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the NET workforce (encouraged).

 Nominating Process

1) Included in the NANETS call for nominations in the spring of each year for all awards.

2) The nominator should have personal or professional knowledge of the nominee's record of excellence. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

3) Nominators are encouraged to include specific references to the criteria in their letter of recommendation.

4) Nominator completes form, staff sends request to 2nd nominator as listed, and to the nominee for CV.

 

Distinguished Clinician Award2024

NEW CATEGORY

The Distinguished Clinician Award is given out annually and recognizes a peer with a track record of excellence in patient care.

 Eligibility Criteria

1. NANETS MD, MD PhD member in good standing

2. Track record of service to NANETS

3. Track record of excellence in patient care as outlined by nomination

4. Evidence of commitment to DEI (preferred)

 

Nominating Process

1. Included in the NANETS call for nominations in spring of each year for all awards.

2. The nominator should have personal or professional knowledge of the nominee's record of excellence. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

3. Nominators are encouraged to include specific references to the criteria in their letter of recommendation.

4. Nominator completes form, staff send request to 2nd nominator as listed, and to nominee for CV.

 

DEI Award2024

NEW CATEGORY

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award is for distinguished service in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within NANETS and the broader NET Medical Community.

Eligibility Criteria

1. NANETS member in good standing

2. Award will be given to NANETS members who are committed to advancing diversity and equity in NANETS, the NET medical field, and/or health equity.

 

 Nominating Process

1. Included in the NANETS call for nominations in spring of each year for all awards.

2. The nominator should have personal or professional knowledge of the nominee's record of excellence. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

3. Nominators are encouraged to include specific references to the criteria in their letter of recommendation.

4. Nominator completes form, staff send request to 2nd nominator as listed, and to nominee for CV.

 

 Outstanding Service Award2024

 

This award is given every few years in recognition of service to NANETS. It could be a Neuroendocrine Community Advocate Award or Healthcare Professionals Service Award related to patient education, advocacy. This award is given periodically to members of the NET Community who have gone above and beyond in their service to NANETS.

Eligibility Criteria

Members of the NET Community who have gone above and beyond in their service to NANETS.

Frequency: periodic
Years granted: 2017, 2019, 2023

Nominating Process

Identified at the discretion of the President.

 

 Lifetime Achievement Award2024

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and honors a medical professional who has made a lasting and worthwhile contribution to the field of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), and who has served NANETS in its efforts to improve the outcomes for patients with neuroendocrine tumors through multidisciplinary medical education, NET-related medical research, publication of guidelines and the exchange of knowledge and innovation.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Have made overall significant and specific scientific contributions to NET education and research, resulting in a significant impact on innovations in the diagnosis, classification or treatment of NETs, or advances in our understanding of NET tumor biology, and;

2. Have served at least 20 years as a distinguished medical professional involved with NET disease research, treatment or education, and;

3. It is preferred though not required that nominees have been actively involved in NANETS in a combination of one or more of the following: served as an officer, director, committee chairman, contributor to research/guidelines publications, or speaker/lecturer.

 Frequency: periodic
Years given: 2009, 2012, 2014, 2017 (2), 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Nominating Process

At the discretion of the Executive Board.