Calendar of Events Archives

2014

April 8
Rochester, New York
Free Seminar on Cancer and Nutrition, with Joanne Lipp, MS, RD, CNSC from the Wilmont Cancer Center, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the meeting of the ThyCa Rochester Support Group.
April 7
Neptune, New Jersey
Free Seminar on Regulating Your Medication After Surgery, with Loretta Ninivaggi, N.P., 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.
April 5
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Free Forum on Thyroid Nodules/Cancer. Gregory Randolph, M.D., ThyCa Medical Advisor, is organizing a free forum for patients and the public from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114.
April 5
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Thyroid Cancer Patient Information Program with physician speakers, from 8 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. in Herberman Conference Center Room 202A at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside. On the same day, UPMC is holding a separate continuing education credit meeting for physicians and other health care professionals: The Multidisciplinary Thyroid Cancer and Parathyroid Disease Symposium. For the Patient Information Program, the $10 fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments. Click here for the brochure for both programs, as well as speakers and registration details. Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., is pleased to cooperate in publicizing this educational event.
March 29
Houston, Texas 
Free Cancer 180 Survivorship Symposium, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at South Campus Research Building, 7435 Fannin Street, Houston, on M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Campus. Sponsored by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Parking also free. Sessions and activity related to nutrition, dating, fertility, and other topics. Keynote speaker, Jonny Imerman, founder of Imerman Angels. Register at Cancer180@mdanderson.org or call 1-800-345-6324.
March 29
New York City Metro Area, New York 
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.

March 22
Chicago, Illinois
Free Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Patient & Family Seminar with physician speakers. From 12:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital's Feinberg Pavilion. Lunch and discounted parking are provided for attendees. An optional added morning program from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will focus on nutrition, fitness, and more topics. Details and registration information are on the Flyer (Click Here). The flyer also includes information about a M.E.N. clinic being held on March 24, 2014. The M.E.N. seminar is sponsored by Northwestern Lurie Cancer Center and American Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Support. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to cooperate in publicizing this free educational event.
March 8
Los Angeles, CA 
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.

March 7
Web and telephone
Free workshop from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Update on Thyroid Cancer with R. Michael Tuttle, M.D., ThyCa Medical Advisor; Krzysztof Misiukiewicz, M.D., and Sarah Kelly, M.S.W. Sponsored by CancerCare in collaboration with ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors'Association, Inc., and other organizations. Register online at www.cancercare.org/connect.
February 28
Worldwide 
Rare Diseases Day. Coordinated by Eurordis (Rare Diseases Europe) with US sponsorship by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (www.rarediseases.org). ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., is pleased to partner in support of this observance.
February 3
Neptune, New Jersey
Free Seminar on Management of Lymph Nodes in Thyroid Cancer, with 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.
February 1
Redondo Beach, California 
Free Seminar. Dr. Dennis Maceri, thyroid cancer surgeon at Keck USC Medical Center, was the guest speaker at the February 1 meeting of the ThyCa South Bay Support Group from 10 a.m. to noon. 
January Thyroid Awareness Month, for all thyroid diseases.  Sponsored by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and supported by ThyCa.

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December 2
Neptune, New Jersey
Free Seminar on Using Ultrasound in Long-term Management of Thyroid Cancer, with Alexander Shifrin, M.D., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the meeting of the ThyCa Jersey Shore University Medical Center Support Group.
November 8
Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania 
Thyroid Cancer 2013: Advances in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Thyroid Nodular Disease and Cancer. Continuing Medical Education Conference for specialists in thyroid disease, sponsored by Jefferson Medical College Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases; Department of Otolaryngology; and Kimmel Cancer Center. Details at http://jeffline.jefferson.edu/jeffcme/Otolaryngology/index.cfm#2
November 2
Chicago, Illinois 
Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation Mini-Conference at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois from 9 a.m. to noon. Details at http://www.gdatf.org/
October 26
Baltimore, Maryland 
Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation Mini-Conference at the Mt. Washington Conference Center. Details about the Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation at http://www.gdatf.org/
October 19
San Juan,
Puerto Rico 
Free Public Health Forum: Thyroid Disease and You. Free public health forum from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., on all thyroid diseases, with physician speakers. Being held in conjunction with the American Thyroid Association meeting at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino. ThyCa is a co-sponsor of this event. The conference flyer has details.
October 7
Neptune, New Jersey
Free Seminar on Radioactive Iodine: Preventing and Solving Issues with Your Mouth, with Kayvon Haghighi, M.D., DDS, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the meeting of the ThyCa Jersey Shore University Medical Center Support Group. 
September 28
Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania
The 12th Annual Dinner/Auction Fundraiser for Thyroid Cancer Research, in conjunction with the 16th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. 
September 28
New York,
New York 
OMG2013/east/NYC Summit for Young Adults with any kind of cancer.Speakers on nutrition, health care reform, and experiences as cancer survivors. Details of this and other OMG events at http://omgsummit.org.
September 27-29
Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania
The 16th 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. 
September 26
Essington (Philadelphia), Pennsylvania 
Free Workshop for Media and Medical Writers on Covering Thyroid Cancer, Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. This free workshop is being held by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., in conjunction with the 16th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. Details are on the workshop page.
September 24
Radio Blog Program 
Free blog talk radio program on thyroid cancer, at 3:30 p.m. ET. Join Columbia University Department of Surgery on Columbia Surgery Blog Talk Radio to chat with Dr. Kevin Parrack, Director of the Biopsy Clinic at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia and Dr. Salila Kurra, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine for the Division of Endocrinology. The doctors will take questions on thyroid biopsies and the need for early detection. For details and to send a question, visit the probram web site at http://www.columbiasurgery.net/2013/09/10/new-york-thyroid-center-establishes-unique-thyroid-biopsy-clinic/.
September 21
Aurora (Denver), Colorado
Management of Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer: Free Patient Education Day with medical professional speakers from the University of Colorado. 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Thyroid Cancer and Neoplasm Staff. 
September 18
Bramton, Ontario, Canada 
Free Seminar on Thyroid Cancer from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with N. Gupta, M.D., M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Endocrinology & Metabolism. At the Professor’s Lake Recreational Centre Auditorium, 1660 North Park Drive (West of Tobram, North of North Park Dr.).  Thyroid Cancer patients, family and support personnel are welcome to attend.
August 2,
Neptune, New Jersey 
Surviving Thyroid Cancer program, with several physician speakers from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. It includes free parking, continental breakfast, and lunch. ThyCa will have an exhibit at this event.
July 13
Fresno, California
ThyCa Fresno is hosting a seminar from 10:00 AM to Noon. Dr. Catherine Lambetecchio, a Fresno dentist, will speak about dental issues related to dry mouth and Debbi Moore, a Speech Pathologist will speak on voice and swallowing issues.
July 9
Rochester, New York
ThyCa Rochester is hosting a free discussion on Thyroid Replacement Therapy and Management and Recurrent Disease. The guest speaker will be Stephen R. Hammes, M.D., Ph.D, chief of Endocrinology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. 
June 28
Los Angeles, California
Free Cancer Rights Conference. Information from experts about health insurance, employment, disability, and more. At USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Sponsored by the Cancer Legal Resource Center. ThyCa is pleased to partner in support of this event.
June 22
Silver Spring, Maryland
Free Mid-Atlantic Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Workshop with physician speakers. At Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD.
June 6-8
Rockville, Maryland
Hypoparathyroidism Patient/Family Conference. Sponsored by the Hypoparathyroidism Association. ThyCa is pleased to collaborate with the Hypoparathyroidism Association in our mutual goal of reducing the incidence of post-surgical hypocalcemia/hypoparathyroidism.
May 8
Hollywood, Florida
Free Seminar with R. Mack Harrell, M.D., Endocrinologist, & David Bimston, M.D., Thyroid Surgeon, founders of the Memorial Center for Integrative Endocrine Surgery, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Hollywood Regional Hospital South (in Mail Auditorium). Hosted by the ThyCa South Broward, Florida, Support Group.
May 6
Neptune, New Jersey
Free Seminar on Novel Chemotherapies for Patients with Metastatic Disease, with Peter Mencel, M.D., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the meeting of the ThyCa Jersey Shore University Medical Center Support Group.
April 14
Manhasset, New York
Dr. Donald Margouleff, nuclear medicine physician, will be the guest speaker at the ThyCa Long Island free support group meeting.
April 13
Kansas City, Missouri
Free Missouri/Midwest Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Workshop with physician speakers. At St. Joseph Medical Center, Community Education Wing, 1000 Carondelet Drive, Kansas City, MO.
April 8
Washington, DC
The Rally for Medical Research, sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), will unite millions of people to call on policymakers to make life-saving medical research funding a priority. AACR is the world’s oldest & largest scientific organization focused on every aspect of cancer research. ThyCa thanks AACR for leading this event.
April 6
Chicago, Illinois
Free Chicago/Midwest Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Workshop with physician speakers. At the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center at Northwestern University, Hughes Auditorium, 303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL.
March 8
Houston, Texas
Cancer Rights Conference. Free. Information from experts about health insurance, employment, disability, and more. Sponsored by the Cancer Legal Resource Center. ThyCa is pleased to partner in support of this event.
March 4
Neptune, New Jersey
Molecular Markers in Thyroid Cancer, a Free Seminar with Alexander Shifrin, M.D., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the meeting of the ThyCa Jersey Shore University Medical Center Support Group.
February 28 Rare Diseases Day. Sponsored by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (www.rarediseases.org). ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., is pleased to partner in support of this observance.
February 19
Chicago, Illinois
The Evolution of Thyroid Cancer, a Free Seminar from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gilda's Club Chicago, 537 North Wells Street, Chicago, Illinois. Speaker is Ramon Grogan, M.D., University of Chicago Medicine, Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the Endocrine Surgery Research Program. To register, call 1-888-824-0200. For details, read this flyer .
February 4
Neptune, New Jersey
Coping with Thyroid Cancer, a Free Seminar with Rev. David Cotton, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the meeting of the ThyCa Jersey Shore University Medical Center Support Group.
January Thyroid Awareness Month for all thyroid diseases is sponsored by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. ThyCa is pleased to support this observance, and to provide the AACE Neck Check cards and other free materials for awareness and education. For more information, visit the Raise Awareness page or e-mail to thyca@thyca.org).

This page was updated on April 12, 2014.