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/
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/conferences
October 11
Virtual
The guest speaker at the free virtual meeting of ThyCa Long Island, NY, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern will be Justin Yowzawitz, MD, a Northwell Health affiliated endocrine surgeon. He will review normal parathyroid function as well as the nature and management of parathyroid disorders, including hyper- and hypoparathyroidism. Details on the group web page.
October 18-24
Virtual
The 19th Annual Auction Fundraiser for Thyroid Cancer Research, in conjunction with the virtual 23rd International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc..
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 Free 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. Registration is now open. Information is posted on the ThyCa Conferences page.
November 14
Virtual
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/conferences

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This page was updated on September 22 2020.