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

October 2, 2017 - January 15, 2018

Online
The nonprofit CancerCare’s Online Thyroid Cancer Support Group. This confidential 15-week free forum will be moderated by a licensed oncology social worker who works with people of different ages and diagnoses. It is free and available 24 hours per day for registered participants. To join this support group, visit www.cancercare.org/support_groups/138 to complete the online registration process. This group will continue to accept new participants on a rolling basis through the middle of December.
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.
2018  
January 14
Manhasset, New York
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Long Island will be Dr. Justin Yozawitz, a surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. Details on the group's web page.
February 19
Denver, Colorado
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver, Jamie Bendola, Reiki Practitionerdiscusses the Benefits of Reiki After Cancer. Details on the group's web page.
March 19
Denver, Colorado
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver, Michelle Springer, MS.CGC, Instructor, Certified Genetic Counselor at University of Colorado Hospital, discusses hereditary thyroid cancers. Details on the group's web page.
May 21
Denver, Colorado
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver, Jennifer Morrison, M.D., Endocrinologist, holds a question and answer session. Details on the group's web page.
October 19-21
Chicago, Illinois
(Oak Lawn)
The 21st International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. You're invited to 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. The conference hotel is the Hilton Chicago / Oak Lawn Hotel, 9333 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL. 60453. As more information becomes available, it will be posted on the ThyCa Conferences page.

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This page was updated on December 10, 2017.