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THYROID CANCER SURVIVORS’ WORKSHOP
Saturday, May 13, 2006 – Takoma Park, Maryland
There will be
three meeting rooms (A, B, and C).
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.:
- Informal Survivors’
and Caregivers’ Roundtable. Rebecca Lord,
- Getting Involved
in ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association. ThyCa Volunteers.
9:00 – 9:10 a.m.:
Sara Brenner and Rebecca Lord, ThyCa Volunteers.
9:10 – 9:40 a.m.:
- Survivors and
Caregivers Roundtables. Sara Brenner, ThyCa Volunteer.
- Survivors and Caregivers Roundtables. Rebecca Lord, ThyCa Volunteer.
9:40 – 10:50 a.m.:
Understanding Thyroid Cancer Types. and Interacting with the Treatment/Testing
Team. Yolanda C. Oertel, M.D.
- Coping with
Stress from a Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis and Fears about Testing,
Treatment, and Possible Recurrence. Joy Paul, L.C.S.W., Social Worker.
- Roundtable: Caregivers’ Role in Patient Support and Advocacy.
Larson, ThyCa Volunteer.
10:50 – 11:00
a.m.: Break - Stretch, Snack, Chat. Free information materials on
11:00 – 12:10
- Ask a Surgeon:
Thyroid Surgery Basics, Lymph Node Invasion, Neck Dissection, Surgical
Treatment of Neck Spread, Spread to Mediastinum, Distant Metastases.
Bruce J. Davidson, M.D.
Workplace Issues: Communicating with Your Employer,
Planning for Time Office, Other Issues. Rebecca Lord, ThyCa Volunteer.
- Roundtable Discussion: Complementary Approaches to Well-Being:
Massage Therapy, Meditation, Relaxation, Nutrition, Fitness, Support
Groups, Other Approaches. Sally Snyder, ThyCa Volunteer.
12:10 – 1:10 p.m.:
Lunch Break. Bring your own or use the hospital cafeteria. Lunch and
Learn Conversations with ThyCa Volunteers:
- If You’re New
To Thyroid Cancer.
- Getting Involved
in ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association.
1:10 – 2:20 p.m.:
- Thyroid Cancer Management , Including Understanding the new ATA
Guidelines. Jacqueline Jonklaas, M.D., Ph.D. and Marina S. Zemskova,
Tips for Preparing for a Radioiodine Scan or Treatment, including
Coping with Temporary Hypothyroidism, the Low Iodine Diet, the Hospital
Stay and Going Home Afterward. Barbara Statas, ThyCa Volunteer.
Living with Medullary Thyroid Cancer. ThyCa Volunteer.
2:20 – 2:30 p.m.:
Break - Stretch, Snack, Chat. Free information materials on display.
Fundraiser Raffle Tickets available at the Registration Table.
2:30 – 3:40 p.m.:
- Thyroid Cancer
Research: What’s on the Horizon in Thyroid Cancer Treatment and
Follow-Up. Kenneth D. Burman, M.D.
- If You're New To Thyroid Cancer. ThyCa Volunteers.
Living with Thyroid Cancer Over the Long Term. ThyCa Volunteer.
3:40 – 4:00 p.m.:
Roundtable: Discussion and Feedback. Fundraiser Drawing.
- Sara Brenner,
- Marion Hammond,
also include these ThyCa volunteers: Gary Bloom, Gloria Keller, Rebecca
Lord, Todd Larson, Sally Snyder, Barb Statas, and Cherry Wunderlich.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS from I-495 (Beltway) (PARKING IS FREE; Parking
lots and the Conference Center building (7620 Carroll Avenue) are
on the left as you enter from Carroll Avenue. )
- From I-495
in western Montgomery County and Northern Virginia: Take Exit 29B
onto MD 193 East/University Blvd East toward Langley Park. Go 1.8
miles and turn slight right onto Carroll Ave/MD-195. Go 0.8 miles
to Washington Adventist Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital,
7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD.
- From the "outer
loop" of I-495 from Prince George's County and Baltimore: Take
Exit 28B, MD 650 South/New Hampshire Avenue toward Takoma Park.
Go 1.4 miles and turn slight right onto Piney Branch Road. Go 0.5
miles and turn left onto Carroll Ave/MD 195. Go 1.3 miles to Washington
Adventist Hospital, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD.