Calendar of Events

We welcome people at all stages of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as family members and friends.

Ongoing

Every Month ThyCa Support Group Meetings around the United States and in Australia, The Bahamas, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Philippines, and United Kingdom. Complete list of groups, meetings, and contacts at Local Support Groups page.
Every Month ThyCa's Free Webinars and Videos with Thyroid Cancer Experts, on all types of thyroid cancer. Watch and listen anytime.
Every Month Rally for Research: Year-Round Activities, Special Events, and News about ThyCa’s Thyroid Cancer Research Grants and more.
Every January
Worldwide 
Thyroid Awareness Month for all thyroid diseases is an observance created by by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists to raise awareness of hypothyroidism, Graves’ disease, thyroid cancer, and more. ThyCa is pleased to support this observance, and to provide the AACE Neck Check cards plus many other free materials for awareness and education about thyroid cancer. For more information, visit the Raise Awareness page or e-mail your request with your complete mailing address to thyca@thyca.org.
Every September
Worldwide 
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Worldwide observance sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., with many partnering organizations. Community group outreach, workplace displays, Facebook outreach, media outreach, educational events, support group meetings, and more, initiated by volunteers worldwide. For free materials (download or by mail) plus helpful tips on spreading the word, both during this month and throughout the year, visit the Raise Awareness page.  You may also read the Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month press release.

2016

 
September 29
New York,
New York 
Free Thyroid Screening hosted by the Mount Sinai Health System’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No registration, appointment, or preparation required. http://bit.ly/2cep6Kg
October 8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
At the free meeting of ThyCa NW Philadelphia, Lenny Roberts, D.C., will speak on "Nutrition/Weight Loss and Eating for Maximum Performance." He will explain proper methods of combining appropriate food groups for optimum digestion and maximum energy, and how, if sensibly applied, these measures will result in weight loss for those who need to shed a few pounds. Details on the group's web page.
October 8
Salt Lake City, Utah 
Cancer Survivorship Conference on Health Insurance, Employment, and Financial Issues related to Cancer. Sponsored by the nonprofit Triage Cancer. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to be a Community Partner of this event.
October 14
La Crosse, Wisconsin 
At the free meeting of ThyCa La Crosse, Ezana Azene, MD, Phd, will discuss "thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) and the Afirma genetic test." Dr. Azene is a vascular and interventional radiologist with Gundersen Health System. Details on the group's web page.
October 15
Seattle, Washington 
At the free meeting of ThyCa Seattle, Kathryn Macauley, MD, will share information on a new surgical method Mira Milas, MD, surgeon at Banner--University Medical Center Phoenix, uses to identify parathyroid glands during surgery, particularly in a re-operative setting. Dr. Milas is using Novadaq fluorescent imaging system. There will be time for Q & A. Details on the group's web page.
October 20
Boston, Massachussets 
HMS Countway Library Colloquium at 4 p.m. Topic: Dr. Saul Hertz: The Birth of Radionuclides in Medicine—Institutional Politics and Prejudice. Dr. Hertz (1905-1950) pioneered the use of radioactive iodine to treat thyroid disease. Free. At the Countway Library of Medicine, 10 Shattuck St, Boston, MA, in the 5th Floor Minot Room. Contact: David G. Satin, M.D., Colloquium Director, phone/fax 617-332-0032, email david_satin@hms.harvard.edu
October 21-23
Los Angeles, California 
The 19th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. You're invited to learn from numerous leading experts and share experiences with others coping with all types of thyroid cancer. More than 50 speakers and more than 100 sessions. Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. The conference hotel is the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. For the conference flyer and  details, view the Conferences/Workshops page.
October 22
Los Angeles, California 
The 15th Annual Dinner/Auction Fundraiser for Thyroid Cancer Research, in conjunction with the 19th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., and to be held at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. For details, view the Conferences/Workshops page.
December 10 Cleveland, Ohio The guest speaker at the free meeting of the ThyCa Cleveland support group will Ann Zubricky-Kocur, Medication Assistant Program Specialist, from the Siedman Cancer Center. She will discuss co-pay cards, discount/savings cards, and websites that will help you manage your out of pocket expenses. Details on the group's web page.
2017  
July 27-30
Boston, Massachusetts 
3rd World Congress on Thyroid Cancer. A global multi-disciplinary meeting of all specialists involved in the field of Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer.  Co-Chairs are Gregory W. Randolph, M.D., and Bryan McIver, M.D. Location: Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA. Click here for the poster.

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This page was updated on September 27, 2016.