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

 
February 1 to May 13 The nonprofit CancerCares Online Thyroid Cancer Support Group will start on February 1st and continue through May 13th. This confidential 15-week free forum will be moderated by Sarah Paul, L.M.S.W., of CancerCare. Ms. Paul provides supportive counseling to those diagnosed with cancer, their caregivers, and the bereaved through group and individual counseling. She works with people of different ages and diagnoses and has moderated numerous online patient support groups. Register and learn more.
April 5 to May 6
Boston, Massachusetts 
The Saul Hertz Radioactive Iodine (RAI) Exhibit wil be featured at the Massachusetts General Hospital Russell Museum of Innovation, 2 North Grove Street Boston, Massachusetts.
May 9
Ann Arbor, Michigan 
Free Educational Workshop on Radioiodine Therapy for Thyroid Cancer from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. with Anca M. Avram, M.D., of the University of Michigan. This event is co-sponsored by the Cancer Support Community of Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor ThyCa Support Group. Read the flyer for information on the topics, location, and how to RSVP.
May 14
Cleveland, Ohio 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Cleveland will be Mario Skugor, MD, an endocrinologist from Cleveland Clinic. He will discuss RAI treatments and thyroid medication dosing. Details on the group's web page.
May 19
Albany (Latham), New York
Free Seminar with Nicole Cardello Deziel, Ph.D., M.H.S., on “Exposure to Halogenated Aromatic Compounds and Risk of Thyroid Cancer. Starts at 7 p.m. Hosted by the ThyCa Albany Support Group at its New location. Details on the group's web page.
May 21
Silver Spring, Maryland 
Free Mid-Atlantic Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Workshop with physician speakers will be held in the education rooms at Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD. Read the flyer for information about the topics, speakers, and more details.
June 2-4
Jacksonville, Florida 
10th International Conference on Hypoparathyroidism. Sponsored by the nonprofit Hypoparathyroidism Association. ThyCa is pleased to cooperative in the publicity for this event. Details on the Hypoparathyroidism Association’s web site: www.hypopara.org
July 9
Cleveland, Ohio 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Cleveland will be Nancy Dale, a Certified Nurse Practitioner, who will discuss eating, energy, and cancer. This meeting was rescheduled from April. Details on the group's web page.
July 10
Manhasset,
New York 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Long Island will be Marina Charitou, MD, an endocrinologist from Stony Brook University Hospital. Details on group's web page.
July 23
Nashville, Tennessee 
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.
August 6
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
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.
September 17
San Diego, California 
Free Thyroid Cancer Patient Education Day with physician speakers from 1 to 5 p.m. Hosted by the Endocrine Surgery Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery Foundation during its Annual Meeting. Location: San Diego Hilton Hotel. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to collaborate in this event. Details will be added.
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 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.
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 May 2, 2016.