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More Than 70 Speakers Scheduled for 14th Annual Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference in Los Angeles, California

10/2011

Educational Event Feaßåtures 100 Sessions Designed for Those Affected by Thyroid Cancer, the Fastest Increasing Center

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is holding the 14th Annual International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference on October 14-16, 2011, at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel at 5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.

The annual conference offers a tremendous opportunity to learn from top experts about the latest advances in thyroid cancer care and research and to share experiences with others living with this disease. This important conference is for people with each type of thyroid cancer, and for people at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up, as well as for family members and friends.

In 2011, Thyroid cancer is expected to set a new record of 48,020 people newly diagnosed the United States, reports the nonprofit ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association (www.thyca.org).

This unique educational and supportive event will feature 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
  • Unique Ask-a-Doctor sessions
  • Attorney-led sessions on employment, health insurance, disability, and other legal issues
  • Survivor-caregiver roundtables
  • Coping skills and strategies to improve well-being

The Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference is the key international event focused specifically on support and education for those affected by thyroid cancer,” said Gary Bloom, ThyCa Executive Director, Conference Co-Coordinator, and 15-year survivor of thyroid cancer. “We are honored to bring together such an impressive group of people to share knowledge and experiences, learn from experts, and build camaraderie with those affected by this terrible disease.”

Numerous distinguished institutions around the United States will be represented including The Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Stanford Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Yale University School of Medicine, and many more. More than 40 medical professionals have been confirmed.

The meeting also includes resource tables with extensive materials on thyroid cancer and related topics.

Every fall, the Annual Conference is an exceptional opportunity to provide support, education, and communication to people at all stages of testing and treatment for thyroid cancer, as well as their families and caregivers. More than 70 speakers lead the attendees through a 3-day conference presenting more than 100 workshops and sessions.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association urges everyone to learn about thyroid cancer and ask for a neck check at doctor's appointments. Thyroid cancer affects people in all age groups from children through seniors. It is the fastest increasing cancer in both men and women.

The conference is open to the public, and 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. Scholarships are available on request, to cover the registration fee.

Additional information on the conference is available on our website.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. is an international, non-profit 501(c)(3) service organization advised by nationally recognized thyroid cancer specialists. ThyCa educates and supports people with thyroid cancer and their families through its award-winning educational Web site, person-to-person support matched by diagnosis, more than 90 local support groups, 12 Internet discussion and support groups, a free online newsletter, numerous other free publications, patient information packets, seminars, workshops, and conferences.

ThyCa also sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month each September and conducts year-round outreach campaigns to increase public awareness of thyroid cancer and connect survivors and families with our support services. ThyCa sponsors thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants open to researchers at all institutions worldwide, and has awarded research grants every year since 2003.

For more information, visit our website, call 1-877-588-7904, or e-mail thyca@thyca.org.

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