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.

2015

 
April 22
Webinar 
How To Make the Most of Your Health Insurance Coverage. Free. At 1 p.m. PT/3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET. The speaker is Monica Fawzy Bryant, Esq., cancer rights attorney with the nonprofit Triage Cancer and frequent speaker at ThyCa Conferences. Learn about how to report changes in your family and/or income, how to qualify for a special enrollment period, and how to make the most of your health insurance coverage throughout the year. Visit this page for more information. Visit this page for details: http://triagecancer.org/webinars/
April 28
Columbia, Missouri 
Free meeting with an area endocrinologist presented by ThyCa Central Missouri--Columbia from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Details on the group's web page.
May 1-3
Stowe, Vermont 
As part of the Stowe Weekend of Hope (for survivors and caregivers coping with all cancers), Beatriz Tendler, M.D., Endocrinologist, will speak and answer questions on "After Successful Thyroid Surgery: Next Steps in Care Plan” on Saturday, May 2, from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Executive Boardroom. Dr. Tendler is Associate Professor in the Endocrine Neoplasia Clinic at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She has also spoken at ThyCa Conferences. Thank you to Jaime Toth, facilitator of ThyCa Southern Connecticut, for arranging Dr. Tendler’s presentation as well as the ThyCa Exhibit at the Health Resource Fair for the Weekend. Visit this page for the program schedule and registration. http://stowehope.org
May 2
Washington, D.C. 
Free — The 14th Mid-Atlantic Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop, with 4 physician speakers from Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and Washington Hospital Center, plus roundtable discussions. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, in the True Auditorium. Come for all or part of the day. Register either in advance on the online form, or else onsite at the workshop. Watch for details to be posted on the Conferences/Workshops page.
June 1
Neptune,
New Jersey
Free group discussion with endocrinologist Cristina Ciorlian, 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 4-6
Minneapolis, Minnesota 
9th International 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.
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 2-4
St. Louis, Missouri 
The 18th 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 50 speakers and more than 100 sessions. Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.
October 3
St. Louis, Missouri
The 14th Annual Dinner/Auction Fundraiser for Thyroid Cancer Research, in conjunction with the 18th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.  Details to be provided later.
October 5
Neptune,
New Jersey
Free group discussion with endocrinologist Sunil Asnani, 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.
December 7
Neptune,
New Jersey
Free group discussion with endocrinologist Svetlana Shifrin-Douglas, 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.

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This page was updated on April 19, 2015.