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Free San Diego/Southern California Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Workshop Will Feature Physician Speakers

05/2009

On Saturday, May 16, 2009, everyone interested in thyroid cancer is invited to the San Diego/Southern California Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., and the University of California San Diego Medical Center will offer this FREE one-day workshop for thyroid cancer survivors, their families, caregivers, and friends.

This educational and supportive event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Goldberg Auditorium in the Moores Cancer Center of the University of California, San Diego, 3855 Health Sciences Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093.

This event is free. You may attend part, or all, of the workshop. You may register online at www.thyca.org (form is available on the web site) or onsite at the workshop.

Physicians will speak and answer questions about thyroid cancer treatment, long-term monitoring, and research advances. Featured speakers from the University of California San Diego Medical Center include Ernest Belezzuoli, M.D., Nuclear Medicine Physician; Michael Bouvet, M.D., Surgeon; Kevin Brumund, M.D., Surgeon; Charles Choe, M.D., Endocrinologist; James McCallum, M.D., Endocrinologist; Deborah Oh, M.D., Endocrinologist; and Robert Weisman, M.D., Surgeon.

For more information about the workshop, e-mail to thyca@thyca.org or call 1-877-588-7904.

Visit ThyCa's web site for further details about the speakers, program, and directions.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the University of California San Diego Medical Center and ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. (www.thyca.org). ThyCa is a national nonprofit 501(C) (3) organization providing person-to-person support, support groups, the free downloadable Low-Iodine Cookbook, free online newsletters, awareness materials, free one-day workshops, and other resources to thyroid cancer survivors, their families, and the public at no charge. ThyCa also funds thyroid cancer research grants, sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month in September, and will hold the 12th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 16-18, 2009.

More information can be obtained by visiting the web site, writing to PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, calling toll-free to 877-588-7904, faxing 630-604-6078, or e-mailing to thyca@thyca.org.


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