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.


Every Month ThyCa Support Group Meetings around the United States and in The Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Greece, Honduras, The 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
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
Every September
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.
January 20
New Haven, Connecticut 
Yale’s Beaumont Medical Club Lecture on Dr. Saul Hertz, Radioactive Iodine, and the Origin of Nuclear Medicine: Challenges and Institutional Politics. Starts at 4:30 p.m. with tea and then the lecture, followed by conversation and then dinner. Location: 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT. RSVP to
January 31
Free Webinar: Scar and Keloid Management. At 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Join UCLA plastic surgeon Andrew Vardanian, MD, as he discusses different types of scars - surgical, trauma and cosmetic - and keloids and introduces treatment options. Click here to register.
February 24
Free Webinar: Update on Thyroid Cancer. From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Physician speakers. Sponsored by the nonprofit CancerCare. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to be a collaborating organization for this event. Details and registration are at
February 28
Rare Disease Day 2017. Worldwide observance to put rare diseases in the spotlight. It’s sponsored by Eurordis, Rare Diseases Europe. ( The National Organization for Rare Disorders is the U.S. sponsor. Medullary thyroid cancer and anaplastic thyroid cancer are rare diseases. Many variants of papillary and follicular thyroid cancer are also rare. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is proud to be an official Friend of Rare Diseases Day.
March 4
St. Louis, Missouri 
Patient Workshop on Hypoparathyroidism, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the nonprofit Hypoparathyroidism Association. Read the event flyer for details.
March 4
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of the ThyCa Pennsylvania NW support group will be Jean Caola from Genzyme, makers of Thyrogen, which is given in two injections prior to RAI scans and treatment. It eliminages the need to withdraw from thyroid replacement therapy prior to these procedures. Details on the group's web page.
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.
October 6-8
Baltimore, Maryland
(Linthicum Heights) 
The 20th 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 Doubletree by Hilton Baltimore - BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090. We will add details to the Conference page.
October 7
Baltimore, Maryland 
(Linthicum Heights) 
The 16th Annual Dinner/Auction Fundraiser for Thyroid Cancer Research, in conjunction with the 20th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.. To be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Baltimore - BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090. We will add details to the Conference page.

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This page was updated on January 9, 2017.