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.
February 29
Worldwide 
Rare Diseases Day. Coordinated by Eurordis (Rare Diseases Europe; with US sponsorship by the National Organization for Rare Disorders. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., is pleased to partner in support of this observance.
March 5
St. Louis, Missouri 
Free Cancer Wellness Day. Presented by the Cancer Agencies Network of Greater St Louis, at the YMCA O’Fallon Park Recreation Complex, 4343 West Florissant, St Louis, MO 63115. Contact StLouis-MO@thyca.org for more information. ThyCa will have a booth at this event. Just come; it’s free and there’s no need to register.
March 12
Los Angeles, California 
Guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa North Los Angeles County will be Dr. Dennis Maceri, Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery at Keck USC Medical Center. Details on the group's web page.
March 12
Cleveland, Ohio 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Cleveland will be Karen Stanfar, a registered dietitian, who will present an activity around eating right. Details on the group's web page.
March 15
Chicago, Illinois 
Guest speakers at the free meeting of ThyCa Chicago will be Drs. Raymon Grogan and Frederic Mercier, endocrine surgeons from the University of Chicago. They will discuss the North American Thyroid Cancer Survivorship Study (NATCSS) and thyroid cancer affects quality of life. Details on group's web page.
April 9
Cleveland, Ohio 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Cleveland will be Nancy Dale, a Certified Nurse Practitioner, who plans to discuss eating, energy, and cancer. Details on group's web page.
April 23
Kansas City, Missouri 
Free Midwest Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Workshop with physician speakers will be held at the Community Education Center at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Speakers and more details to be announced.
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 thryoid medication dosing. Details on group's web page.
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
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, I2017nc., 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 February 8, 2016.