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Thyroid Cancer Survivors To Hold 9th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference on October 27-29, 2006 in Orlando, Florida

06/2006

Sessions Will Cover the Latest Research and Treatment Advances, Insurance and Employment Issues, Coping Skills for Well-Being, and Survivor and Caregiver Perspectives

Attendees May Register On-Site or in Advance. Scholarships Are Available.

The 9th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference in Orlando, Florida, on October 27-29, 2006, offers a unique opportunity for thyroid cancer survivors, caregivers, and friends to learn in depth from numerous distinguished thyroid cancer specialist physicians from major thyroid cancer treatment and research centers. The conference will be held at the Sheraton World Hotel, 10100 International Drive, Orlando, Florida.

Sponsor is the national voluntary nonprofit organization ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc..

Speakers include distinguished physicians who are thyroid cancer specialists, as well as specialists in the fields of pharmacy, nursing, medical insurance, employment law, coping and complementary approaches for well-being, as well as survivors of every type of thyroid cancer, and caregivers.

This educational and supportive weekend is the first-ever conference for thyroid cancer survivors and their families and friends to be held in Florida or the Southeast.

More than 80 sessions will cover all types of thyroid cancer, one of the few cancers that is increasing in overall incidence and that has nearly doubled in new cases in the last decade.

There will be sessions on papillary, follicular, medullary, anaplastic, and variants, as well as pediatric thyroid cancer; all phases of testing, treatment, and long-term monitoring. Sessions are held in 6 different meeting rooms, to give attendees choices of Ask-a-Doctor sessions, coping skills workshops, and survivor/caregiver roundtables.

Last year's program and speaker list are on ThyCa's web site. This year's timetable and range of topics will be similar, with added sessions on new topics. Details about the 2006 program and speakers will be added to the web site this summer and fall.

Online and mail registration is now available through the web site at www.thyca.org. An early-bird discount, as well as a discount for family members and guests, is included. To make the conference available to everyone, scholarships are available, as noted on the registration form.

For more information about the conference as well as the free year-round education, one-to-one and group support, awareness materials for early detection, and other publications about thyroid cancer, contact ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. E-mail to thyca@thyca.org, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, fax to 1-630-604-6078, write to PO Box 1545, New York, NY 1015901545, or visit the ThyCa web site.


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