To recognize excellence in mentoring the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) seeks nominations of members whose distinguished career has resulted in the mentoring of individuals who have gone on to establish independent, distinguished careers in medicine with a focus on multidisciplinary NET patient care. The nominee should exhibit excellent mentorship in multiple ways that may include:

  • Offering sound guidance and valuable feedback to their mentees in order to advance and develop the mentee’s path to academic and professional success.
  • Generously share their valuable time to be accessible to their mentees. Impart guidance and expertise in encouraging and supporting the mentee’s leadership, training, and/or scholarly works.
  • Encourage and include mentees in networking activities with other professionals; making valuable member-to-member and peer connections.
  • Evidence of sustained involvement in professional mentoring relationships that result in career growth or personal development of his/her mentees.
  • Serve as a role model for their colleagues by maintaining high standards for excellence within their own discipline and the greater institution.
  • Promoting/participating in mentorship that supports diversity and inclusiveness.

The recipient of the Distinguished Mentor Award will accept the award at the 2023 Multidisciplinary NET Medical Symposium held in Montreal - Quebec on Wednesday-Friday, October 4-6, 2023. Travel, Hotel accommodations for three days, and complimentary registration for the 2023 Symposium are included in the recipient's awards package. Full details will be provided to the recipient of the award.


Nominees must be mid-late career (equivalent of associate or full professor) NANETS members in good standing who have demonstrated a sustained outstanding record of mentoring over time, dedication to the profession and professional ethics of the NET field, track record of service to NANETS, and evidence of commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the NET workforce.

We advocate for and encourage the nomination of all groups, including but not limited to socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability, age, medical specialty, and professional degree.

NANETS is committed to increasing diversity within our activities and recognition opportunities to reflect all aspects of the neuroendocrine community we serve.

Self-nomination is not encouraged.

Selection Process

Nominations will be reviewed by the Mentoring & Early Career Development Committee. Awardees will be selected by the Award Committee based upon the recommendations of this committee.

Nomination procedure

The nominator should have personal or professional knowledge of the nominee's mentorship record of excellence. One of the two required letters of recommendation MUST be from a prior or current mentee.

1. Primary nominator completes the Distinguished Mentor Award Nomination Form. This includes providing your CV, identifying your relationship with the nominee, and writing a letter of recommendation to support the nomination. 

2. Identify a secondary nominator and include their information on the nomination form. NANETS Staff will reach out to the secondary nominator for a letter of recommendation. 

3. Once the form is completed and both letters of recommendation have been received, staff will inform the Nominee of the nomination and ask him or her to complete a short form giving background into their mentorship efforts as well as provide their CV. 

NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 4, 2023

Nomination Form