It has been a little over a month since we established our new headquarters and staff in New York. I'm pleased to report it has been a productive transition which has allowed us to align our organization with many of our strategic goals.

The intent of this email and the attached .pdf is to provide you an update on some of the more important elements of our recent work. Have questions? Email me or the staff anytime at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New team, new contact information: NANETS leadership has been working with our new management company, Association Development Group, since late February, and I am happy to report that we are moving ahead on all elements of our organization. This selection followed a rapid national search over the winter. Founded in 1996 and based in Albany, NY, ADG is a full-service association management and communications company with international, national, statewide, regional and local clientele, providing management, creative communications, events and finance services under one roof for a cohesive approach. In addition to company principal and CEO Kathleen Van De Loo and COO Joe Van De Loo, our team includes Beth Krueger, Director of Strategic Association Governance and Communications; Sara Mazzuto Regan, Director of Education and Research; Alissa Petsche, Communications Coordinator; and for our conference, Brigitte Connors, Events Vice President.

As part of this transition, we have established a new address: NANETS, 136 Everett Road, Albany NY 12205; new phone: 650-762-6387; and new email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (link sends e-mail). Our website address remains

Immediate goals: Last fall, we conducted an intensive strategic planning process and identified four major goals: (1) enhancing our governance process, (2) improving our organizational capacity, (3) enhancing constituent/member value, and (3) maintaining our organization’s thought leadership. To date, we have been focusing on building our procedures and opportunities on the first two goals.

Programming: The third goal, enhancing constituent/member value includes our annual symposium, scheduled for October 19-21, 2017 in Philadelphia, as well as our regional conferences. Work is advancing rapidly on the conference and the management team has met with us at the hotel in Philadelphia to pursue plans. We encourage you to talk with colleagues about the symposium and urge them to join you there. Here is a link to a “save the date” postcard to help promote the meeting should you find it useful. We have been in communication with our supporters for both the conference and other initiatives. We welcome your sharing the conference prospectus and welcome suggestions of potential additional sponsors that would be a good fit with our mission and focus. If you know of such entities, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the contact name, email and phone number of your suggested sponsors. In addition, dates and locations for four regional meetings are being firmed up – watch for announcements.

Collaborations: We are continuing our collaboration with Pancreas, as the designated journal of NANETS. On-line access is free for NANETS members via our web site. In addition, interactions and collaborations with other associations are valuable and we are pursuing discussions with ENETS, CommNETS, SNMMI and others to further opportunities to work together, where appropriate.

Communications: Member communications also falls under the goal of constituent/member value. You will note that we have refreshed the look of our web site, created conference branding and produced materials to publicize the conference. Looking ahead, we are working to establish regular e-communications. We welcome your thoughts on types of content and communications that would be helpful to you.

Your membership matters. This is much more than just a closing line to this update. A key value of any professional association is the membership itself and the opportunity it provides for networking and professional collaboration We welcome your involvement. As we build more opportunities and add resources and programs for your benefit, let me know your interests.

Thank you very much.

Best regards,
David C. Metz, MD