Calendar of Events Archives

2014

October 18
Denver, Colorado
Free CME Symposium for Medical Professionals on Thyroid Cancer Care and Research, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Speakers include seven endocrinologists and surgeons from centers around the United States. Physicians attending the CME symposium will receive continuing medical education credits from Rose Medical Center. Click here for the program agenda, speakers, and registration information.
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.
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.
October 16
Denver, Colorado
Free Workshop for Media and Medical Writers on Covering Thyroid Cancer, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Denver Hotel. Click here for details.
September 30
Augusta, Georgia 
Free Thyroid Screenings from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, done by endocrinologists and endocrine surgeons. The screenings will include free physical exams, risk assessments, and ultrasounds. The screenings are sponsored by Georgia Regents University Thyroid and Parathyroid Center in Augusta, Georgia, and organized by William S. Duke, M.D., and other physicians. The event will take place in the Otolaryngology office on the 4th Floor of GR Health- Medical Office Building, 1120 15th Street, Suite BP 4134, Augusta, Georgia 30912. ThyCa is pleased to provide awareness materials for the participants.
September 25
Albany,
New York 
Dr. Christa Abraham is hosting a great welcome back meeting of the ThyCa Albany Support Group in honor of September Thyroid Cancer Awareness month!
September 20
Orlando, Florida 
Free Thyroid Cancer Patient Education Day with several physician speakers, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Hyatt Regency Orlando, Regency Ballroom T, 9801 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819. Hosted by the Endocrine Surgery Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, in collaboration with ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. For the program schedule plus more details, read the flyer.
September 16
Chicago, Illinois 
Dr. Brian W. Kim, MD, endocrinologist from Rush University Medical Center, will be the guest speaker at the September 16th meeting of ThyCa Chicago. He will discuss topics including treatment options, guidelines, and long-term management. 
September 13
Redondo Beach, California 
Dr. Dennis Maceri will be the guest speaker at the September meeting of the ThyCa South Bay L.A. support group. He is a head and neck surgeon at Keck Medical Center of USC. 
September 10
Waterbury, Connecticut 
Dr. Jerry Sugar will speak on Current Genome Advances in Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis at the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center at 1075 Chase Parkway. 
August 23
Atlanta, Georgia 
Free Regional Hypoparathyroidism Patient Support Meeting. Postsurgical hypoparathyroidism is a challenging disorder that affects some people with thyroid cancer. This meeting, presented by the National Association for Rare Disorders, will provide an opportunity for you to come together in a small group, and gain the encouragement and hope that comes from meeting face-to-face with other hypoparathyroidism patients and with a hypoparathyroidism expert. ThyCa is cooperating in publicity for this educational and support event.

For more information, view the flyer.  
August 12
Reno, Nevada
Free luncheon lecture on Long-Term Management Strategies -- appropriate intensity after the first five years of thyroid cancer diagnosis. This lecture will be given by Dr. Evan Klass, Chief of Endocrinology and Associate Professor of Medicine at Renown Regional Medical Center. The lecture is sponsored by Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, NV. ThyCa is cooperating in publicity for this educational event.

Please read the attached flyer for more information.
August 9
Fresno, California 
Guest speaker on caregiving at the August meeting of the ThyCa Fresno, California, Support Group, from 10 a.m. to Noon. 
August 1
Neptune, New Jersey
Free 2nd Annual Surviving Thyroid Cancer Day in the Lance Auditorium at Jersey Shore University Medical Center on Friday August 1, 2014 from 8:00 AM to Noon. ThyCa is cooperating in publicity for this educational event.

Click here for information about topics, presenters, exhibits, and registration.
June 8
St. Louis, Missouri
Free Patient Education Day on imaging, radioactive iodine, and more. Speakers include Douglas Van Nostrand, M.D., Nuclear Medicine Director, Washington Hospital Center in DC and ThyCa Medical Advisor, plus more physicians, as well as patients. Sponsored by Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), with ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association and American Thyroid Association.
June 7
Stanford, California
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 ThyCa Conferences/Workshops 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 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. 
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.
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 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. More information at www.stowehope.org.
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 on the ThyCa Conferences/Workshops Page.
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 had an exhibit at this event.
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 19
Silver Spring, Maryland 
Free 13th Annual Mid-Atlantic Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Workshop with physician speakers. At Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, Maryland. Details at the ThyCa Conferences/Workshops Page.
April 15
Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Phillip L Werner, endocrinologist at Advocate Medical Group, will be the guest speaker at the ThyCa Chicago, IL April 15th meeting.  
April 12
Chicago, Illinois 
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 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.
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.
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.

2013

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 October 20, 2014.