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, Canada, Costa Rica, and Philippines. Complete list of groups, meetings, and contacts at Local Support Groups page.
Every Month ThyCa's Free Webinars with Thyroid Cancer Experts, on all types of thyroid cancer. Watch and listen anytime.

2014

 
April 23
Dallas, Texas 
Free Hypoparathyroidism Meeting. The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD, www.rarediseases.org) is sponsoring a free meeting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for patients and families. Sessions will include a medical expert and a patient, and networking discussions. Details at http://www.rarediseases.org/patients-and-families/patient-meetings/hypoparathyroidism.
April 24-27
Las Vegas, Nevada 
OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults from teens to 40. The event includes 40 sessions, Pool party, Bowling, Dancing, Fun run, Trivia night. Sponsored by Stupid Cancer. Registration and more details are at  http://stpdcn.cr/omg2014. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Assocation will have an exhibit at this event.
April 26
St. Louis, Missouri
Free Midwest/Missouri Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Workshop with physician speakers. At the David C. Pratt Cancer Center (on Mercy Hospital grounds), 607 South New Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO. More details to be added to the ThyCa Conferences/Workshops Page.
May 2-4
Stowe, Vermont
14th Stowe Weekend of Hope. This retreat weekend for cancer survivors (all cancers) and caregivers has sessions for education, coping skills, and support. ThyCa's thyroid cancer awareness display at this event will be handled by Jaime Toth, ThyCa Southern Connecticut Support Group facilitator. Details and registration are at www.stowehope.org.
May 17
Miami, Florida 
Free Hypoparathyroidism Meeting. The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD, www.rarediseases.org) is sponsoring a free meeting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for patients and families. Sessions will include a medical expert and a patient, and networking discussions.

Details at http://www.rarediseases.org/patients-and-families/patient-meetings/hypoparathyroidism.

May 25-31
Worldwide 
International Thyroid Awareness Week, for all types of thyroid diseases, sponsored by Thyroid Federation International. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Assocation is pleased to support this observance.
June 2
Neptune, New Jersey
Free Seminar on Current Topics in Radiology and Thyroid Cancer, with Pritinder Thind, M.D., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the meeting of the ThyCa Jersey Shore University Medical Center Support Group. Details on the group's web page.
June 5-7
Sacramento, California 
8th Annual Conference on Hypoparathyroidism. Sponsored by the Hypoparathyroidism Association (www.hypopara.org). Some people with thyroid cancer have hypoparathyroidism due to loss or damage to parathyroid glands during thyroid surgery.
June 7
Stanford, CA
Free Northern California/Bay Area Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Workshop with physician speakers. At the Stanford Cancer Center, 875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford, CA. More details to be added to the ThyCa Conferences/Workshops Page.
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.
October 17-19
Denver, Colorado 
The 17th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. You're invited to learn from experts and share experiences with others coping with all types of thyroid cancer. More than 60 speakers and more than 100 sessions. Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. Details to be provided later.
October 18
Denver, Colorado
The 13th Annual Dinner/Auction Fundraiser for Thyroid Cancer Research, in conjunction with the 17th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.  Details to be provided later.
November 3
Neptune, New Jersey
Free Seminar on The Aging, "Normal Voice", with Peg Sweeny, Speech Therapist, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the meeting of the ThyCa Jersey Shore University Medical Center Support Group. Details on the group's web page.

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This page was updated on April 20, 2014.