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More than 40 Specialists Will Speak at the 17th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference in Denver, Colorado, October 17-19, 2014


Educational and Supportive Event Features More Than 100 Sessions for Everyone Interested in Thyroid Cancer, the Fastest Increasing Cancer

The 17th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference will take place on October 17-19, 2014, at the Doubletree by Hilton Denver Hotel, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, Colorado. The conference is sponsored by the nonprofit ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. Everyone interested in thyroid cancer is invited to attend for 1, 2, or all 3 days. 

This unique weekend is for people with every type of thyroid cancer, at all phases of testing, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up, as well as for family members, friends, medical professionals, and everyone interested in thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer continues to increase in incidence, and it affects people of all ages from young children to seniors. 

This annual conference offers an exceptional opportunity to learn from top thyroid cancer experts from numerous leading centers. They will speak and answer questions about the latest advances in thyroid cancer care and research on each type of thyroid cancer— papillary, follicular, variants, medullary, and anaplastic. 

Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about coping skills, complementary approaches to well-being, and practical issues from mental health professionals, an attorney, and others, and to share experiences with others living with all types of thyroid cancer. 

The conference also includes exhibits and resource tables with extensive free materials on thyroid cancer and related topics. 

This important event features more than 100 informative sessions designed for those whose lives have been touched by thyroid cancer. 

  • Advances in thyroid cancer treatment and follow-up
  • Clinical trials of new treatments
  • Research updates
  • Thyroid hormone replacement
  • Ask-a-Doctor sessions
  • Attorney-led sessions on employment, health insurance, disability, other legal issues
  • Coping skills and strategies to improve well-being
  • Survivor-caregiver roundtable discussions 

Numerous distinguished institutions around the United States will be represented, including The Cleveland Clinic, Duke University Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and more. 

“The annual Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference is the key international event focused specifically on support and education for people affected by thyroid cancer,” said Gary Bloom, ThyCa Executive Director, Conference Co-Coordinator, and 18-year survivor of thyroid cancer. “We are honored to bring together such an impressive variety of people to learn from experts, share knowledge and experiences, and build camaraderie with those affected by this terrible disease.” 

The conference is open to the public. Registration is available either by mail (through October 3), online (through October 10), or onsite at the conference. Registration begins at 8 a.m. each day, with walk-in attendees welcome to register onsite at the conference. Cost for the conference is $50; family/guests $30; and 1-day registration is also available. Scholarships are available on request, to cover the registration fee. 

The speaker list and additional details are available on the ThyCa website  and the Program Schedule will be posted before the conference.