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More than 60 Speakers, Including 23 Physicians, Featured at 10th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference on October 19-21, 2007 in San Francisco, California

10/2007

Unique Event Features More Than 100 Sessions Designed for Those Impacted by Thyroid Cancer

October 2, 2007 –ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivor’s Association Inc. has released its comprehensive list of expert speakers for the 10th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference, to be held October 19-21, 2007, at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay Hotel, 223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, California.

Four past presidents of the American Thyroid Association, plus numerous other top experts from major medical centers around the country, will be among the more than 60 presenters for more than 100 sessions.

This unique educational and supportive conference will feature presentations on the latest medical research and advances in thyroid cancer care, specialists in insurance and employment, Ask-a-Doctor sessions, and survivor-caregiver roundtables. People have already registered from all around the United States, plus other countries, for this event designed to create learning and support opportunities for patients, families, friends, and caregivers.

Among the presenters, experts are coming from the following centers:

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio
  • Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
  • New York University Cancer Center, New York
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine, Ohio
  • Stanford University Medical Center, California
  • University of California at Davis, California
  • University of California at San Francisco Medical Center, California
  • University of California at Los Angeles Medical School, California
  • University of California at San Diego, California
  • University of Florida Shands Cancer Center, Florida
  • University of Southern California, California
  • University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas
  • Washington University Medical School, Missouri

Speakers also include Joanna L. Morales, Esq., Attorney, Director of the Cancer Legal Resource Center in Los Angeles; mental health professionals, and long-term survivors of every type of thyroid cancer, as well as caregivers.

The event is open to the public, whether in process of being tested for possible thyroid cancer, newly diagnosed or recently treated, a survivor of many years, or a caregiver, friend, or health care professional. People may come for one, two, or all three days. Registration opens at 8 a.m. each day. Cost for the complete conference is $50, and scholarships are available upon request. Walk-in attendees are welcome.

“This conference offers a terrific opportunity to learn in depth from leading thyroid cancer experts, to ask questions and receive answers, and to meet others and share experiences in coping with this disease,” says Gary Bloom, ThyCa Executive Director and Conference Coordinator. “We welcome everyone interested in thyroid cancer.”

For details about the conference and the free year-round support services and education available from ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., please visit the ThyCa web site , e-mail toconference@thyca.org or thyca@thyca.org, or call (877) 588-7904.


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