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Free Mid-Atlantic Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Workshop with Physician Speakers To Be Held May 21, 2016, in Silver Spring, Maryland


Physicians specializing in endocrinology, nuclear medicine, and surgery headline the upcoming 15th Annual Mid-Atlantic Thyroid Cancer Workshop, sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., on Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, Maryland. 

This event is free. Patients, caregivers, friends, and everyone interested are invited to come and learn from experts and take part in discussion roundtables with other thyroid cancer survivors and families.   

Everyone interested is welcome to attend for all or part of the day. Walk-in attendees are welcome, or register online in advance. Free parking is available in the residential area across from the hospital, and paid parking is available next to the hospital. 

Physician speakers include:

  • Kenneth D. Burman, M.D., Endocrinologist, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. ThyCa Medical Advisor

  • Jacqueline Jonklaas, M.D., Endocrinologist, MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 

  • Naris Nilubol, M.D., Endocrine Surgeon, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

  • Jennifer Rosen, M.D., Surgeon, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC 
  • Douglas Van Nostrand, M.D., Nuclear Medicine Physician, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, and ThyCa Medical Advisor 

The physicians’ presentations and question-and-answer sessions will focus on thyroid cancer care and research. The program will also include discussion roundtables led by thyroid cancer survivors. Roundtable topics will include coping with thyroid cancer in the short and long term, vocal cord issues, stress and fears around testing and treatment, and complementary approaches for well-being. 

Host groups for this free event are four ThyCa Support Groups: ThyCa Baltimore, ThyCa Northern Virginia, ThyCa Rockville, and ThyCa Washington, DC. 

Visit ThyCa's Conferences page for details, including the workshop flyer and free online registration.

For more information, e-mail or or phone 301-493-8810. 

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is an international nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals, advised by internationally recognized thyroid cancer specialists and serving people worldwide since 1995. For more information e-mail to:; write to:  PO Box 1102, Olney, MD 20830-1102; call toll-free:  1-877-588-7904; or visit our website.

Press Contact: Cherry Wunderlich,, 301-493-8810
ThyCa Director of Publications and Outreach