Calendar of Events

We welcome people at all stages of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as family members and friends. All times are local.

Ongoing

Every Month ThyCa Support Group Meetings around the United States and in The Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Greece, Honduras, Kenya, The Philippines, and United Kingdom. Complete list of groups, meetings, and contacts at Local Support Groups page.
Every Month ThyCa's Free Webinars and Videos with Thyroid Cancer Experts, on all types of thyroid cancer. Watch and listen anytime.
Every Month Rally for Research: Year-Round Activities, Special Events, and News about ThyCa’s Thyroid Cancer Research Grants and more.
Every January
Worldwide 
Thyroid Awareness Month for all thyroid diseases is an observance created by by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists to raise awareness of hypothyroidism, Graves’ disease, thyroid cancer, and more. ThyCa is pleased to support this observance, and to provide the AACE Neck Check cards plus many other free materials for awareness and education about thyroid cancer. For more information, visit the Raise Awareness page or e-mail your request with your complete mailing address to thyca@thyca.org.
Every September
Worldwide 
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Worldwide observance sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., with many partnering organizations. Community group outreach, workplace displays, Facebook outreach, media outreach, educational events, support group meetings, and more, initiated by volunteers worldwide. For free materials (download or by mail) plus helpful tips on spreading the word, both during this month and throughout the year, visit the Raise Awareness page.  You may also read the Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month press release.
2020 Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, we are exercising an abundance of caution for the well-being of our members and others. As such, we are canceling all scheduled events, other than webinars and virtual online events, for the foreseeable future. They are still listed in the calendar, but are canceled until this notice is removed. Please take care of yourself. We suggest that you follow the precautions recommended by your local health agencies and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/
August 17
Virtual
The guest speaker at the free virtual meeting of ThyCa Denver will be Dr. Kevin Patterson DDS MD at Denver Metro OMS and The University of Colorado School of Dentistry.  Topic: Mouth/Dental Issues Related to Thyroid Cancer Treatments. Details on the group web page.
August 19
Webinar
How to Be a Survivor Champion. This free webinar will include a 30-minute pre-recorded presentation and 30-minute live Q&A session and features a neck cancer expert and a cancer survivor speaker. Sponsored by the nonprofit Head & Neck Cancer Alliance. ThyCa is pleased to partner in this event. Click for details and registration.
August 19
Webinar
Returning to Work After COVID-19. This free webinar begins at 11:00 AM CT. As states begin to reopen and employees are asked to return to work, many people with a cancer diagnosis, and their caregivers, are questioning what options they have. This webinar, will provide up-to-the-minute information about changes to health insurance and employment, including new options for paid sick leave, paid family leave, and unemployment benefits. We will also cover recent changes and new rules that may impact an individual’s financial situation, including housing and other consumer assistance programs. State approaches to the electronic creation and execution of estate planning documents will also be discussed. Sponsored by the nonprofit Triage Cancer. ThyCa is pleased to partner in this event. Click for registration.
August 22
Webinar
Patient Education Day Thyroid Cancer Webinar from 1 - 3 pm ET. Sponsored by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Magnetic Imaging and ThyCa. For details, go to https://tinyurl.com/y2g8fgvo. To register for the webinar, send an email to: outreach@snmmi.org with "Thyroid Cancer Webinar" in the subject line. You will receive a confirmation email within 12 hours.
September 10
Virtual
TwitterChat: Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month at 8 p.m. ET. Hosted by American Head and Neck Society, American Thyroid Association, and ThyCa. #AHNSchat. Follow @AHNSEndo or @amthyroidassn or @ThyCaInc for the discussion questions.
September 21
Virtual
The free virtual meeting of ThyCa Denver will feature an open discussion with Dr. Jennifer Morrison, Endocrinologist.  Details on the group web page.
October 3
Virtual
Free Virtual Conference for cancer patients, caregivers, and health care professionals. Free  continuing education units to nurses and social workers. Topics: Being an empowered patient & advocate; talking with your health care team; managing finances & accessing financial assistance; health insurance: options, navigation, & appeals; navigating work, taking time off, & disability insurance; nutrition after a cancer diagnosis; post-traumatic growth & coping; estate planning & medical decisionmaking. Sponsored by the nonprofit Triage Cancer. ThyCa is pleased to partner in this event. Find details and registration on this page. https://TriageCancer.org
October 10
Chicago, Illinois
Free Conference for cancer patients, caregivers, and health care professionals. Free  continuing education units to nurses and social workers. Topics: Being an empowered patient & advocate; talking with your health care team; managing finances & accessing financial assistance; health insurance: options, navigation, & appeals; navigating work, taking time off, & disability insurance; nutrition after a cancer diagnosis; post-traumatic growth & coping; estate planning & medical decisionmaking. Sponsored by the nonprofit Triage Cancer. ThyCa is pleased to partner in this event. Find details and registration on this page. https://TriageCancer.org
October 19
Virtual
The guest speakers at the free virtual meeting of ThyCa Denver will be Sarah Purcell and Ed Melanson. They will discuss physical activity for cancer patients. Details on the group web page. 
October 23-25
Virtual
The 23rd International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. Attendees learn from numerous leading experts and share experiences with others coping with all types of thyroid cancer. More than 50 speakers and more than 100 sessions. Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held online this year. Information will be posted on the ThyCa Conferences page.
October 24

The 19th Annual Auction Fundraiser for Thyroid Cancer Research, in conjunction with the online 23rd International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc..

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This page was updated on August 13, 2020.