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

 
September 1
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 
The annual Thyroid Cancer Awareness Walk led by Jamie Garringer and the ThyCa Cedar Rapids Corridor Support Group. To take part, see the the details on the group's web page.
September 8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Free educational presentation about your thyroid and thyroid cancer at 11:00 a.m. The Philadelphia NW ThyCa support group will have representatives available to answer your questions. For details see the Philadelphia NW ThyCa Support Group web page.
September 9
Hershey, Pennsylvania 
Contemporary Topics in Thyroid Cancer, a continuing medical education program sponsored by Penn State College of Medicine. Read the flyer for details.
September 10 Cleveland, Ohio The guest speaker at the free meeting of the ThyCa Cleveland support group will be Mario Skugor, MD, endocrinologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Details are on the group's web page.
September 13
New York, New York 
ThyCa Bronx is hosting a free Annual Thyroid Cancer Awareness fundraiser for ThyCa with thyroid information, refreshments, entertainment, etc. at La Maison d'Art, 259 West 132 Street New York, NY. It is on September 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Read the flyer for details.
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. Read the flyer for details or go to this page.
September 19
Aurora, Colorado 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver will be Bryan Haugen, M.D., of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Haugen is a member of the ThyCa Medical Advisory Council. Details on the group's web page.
September 20
Chicago, Illinois 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Chicago will be Elizabeth Gaffron, MOTR/L, LMT, Occupational Therapist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She will talk about managing fatigue with pacing practices and mindfulness and will show some simple neck stretches. Details are on the group's web page.
September 24
Denver, Colorado
The American Thyroid Association presents a free public health forum: Thyroid Disease and You. The forum will be in the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Read the flyer for details and registration information.
October 8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
At the free meeting of ThyCa NW Philadelphia, Lenny Roberts, D.C., will speak on "Nutrition/Weight Loss and Eating for Maximum Performance." He will explain proper methods of combining appropriate food groups for optimum digestion and maximum energy, and how, if sensibly applied, these measures will result in weight loss for those who need to shed a few pounds. Details on the group's web page.
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 15
Seattle, Washington 
At the free meeting of ThyCa Seattle, Kathryn Macauley, MD, will share information on a new surgical method Mira Milas, MD, surgeon at Banner--University Medical Center Phoenix, uses to identify parathyroid glands during surgery, particularly in a re-operative setting. Dr. Milas is using Novadaq fluorescent imaging system. There will be time for Q & A. Details on the group's web page.
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.
December 10 Cleveland, Ohio The guest speaker at the free meeting of the ThyCa Cleveland support group will Ann Zubricky-Kocur, Medication Assistant Program Specialist, from the Siedman Cancer Center. She will discuss co-pay cards, discount/savings cards, and websites that will help you manage your out of pocket expenses. Details on the group's web 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 August 16, 2016.