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.

Ongoing

Every Month ThyCa Support Group Meetings around the United States and in The Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Greece, Honduras, 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.
2017  
February 24
Worldwide 
Free Webinar: Update on Thyroid Cancer. From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Physician speakers. Sponsored by the nonprofit CancerCare. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to be a collaborating organization for this event. Details and registration are at http://bit.ly/2hdxI4T.
February 28
Worldwide 
Rare Disease Day 2017. Worldwide observance to put rare diseases in the spotlight. It’s sponsored by Eurordis, Rare Diseases Europe. (https://www.rarediseaseday.org) The National Organization for Rare Disorders is the U.S. sponsor. Medullary thyroid cancer and anaplastic thyroid cancer are rare diseases. Many variants of papillary and follicular thyroid cancer are also rare. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is proud to be an official Friend of Rare Diseases Day.
March 4
St. Louis, Missouri 
Patient Workshop on Hypoparathyroidism, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the nonprofit Hypoparathyroidism Association. Read the event flyer for details.
March 4
Lafayette Hill (Philadelphia), Pennsylvania 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of the ThyCa Philadelphia NW support group will be Jean Caola from Genzyme, makers of Thyrogen, which is given in two injections prior to RAI scans and treatment. It eliminates the need to withdraw from thyroid replacement therapy prior to these procedures. Details on the group's web page.
March 10
La Crosse, Wisconsin 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa La Crosse will be Dr. Scott Blanke. He will show videos on thyroid surgery and new updates from the recent AACE meeting in Tampa, Florida. As Dr. Blanke says, "Thyroid cancer is changing." Details on the group's web page.
March 20
Denver, Colorado 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver will be Dr. Kristin McKinney, Associate Professor, Director of Ultrasound, Department of Radiology and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She will answer questions about fine needle aspiration and neck ultrasounds. Details on the group's web page.
April 8
Stongsville (Cleveland), Ohio 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Cleveland will be Marlene Kurz, LPCC-S of Southwest General's Oakview Behavioral Health Center. Details on the group's web page.
April 17
Denver, Colorado 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver will be Dr. Jennifer Morrison, Endocrinologist. She will host a question and answer session. Details on the group's web page.
May 13
Buffalo,
New York 
Patient Workshop on Hypoparathyroidism. Sponsored by the nonprofit Hypoparathyroidism Association. Read the event flyer for details.
May 20
Manhasset (Long Island), New York 
Free Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Workshop with physician speakers plus roundtables, chair yoga, and guided meditation. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at North Shore University Hospital. Hosted by the ThyCa Long Island Support Group. Details will be added to the web site.
May 20
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cancer Survivorship Conference on Health Insurance, Employment, and Financial Issues related to Cancer. Sponsored by the nonprofit Triage Cancer. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to be a Community Partner of this event.
June 10
Madison, Wisconsin
Cancer Survivorship Conference on Health Insurance, Employment, and Financial Issues related to Cancer. Sponsored by the nonprofit Triage Cancer. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to be a Community Partner of this event.
July 27-30
Boston, Massachusetts 
3rd World Congress on Thyroid Cancer. A global multi-disciplinary meeting of all specialists involved in the field of Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer.  Co-Chairs are Gregory W. Randolph, M.D., and Bryan McIver, M.D. Location: Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA. Click here for the poster.
September 23
Morgantown, West Virginia 
Cancer Survivorship Conference on Health Insurance, Employment, and Financial Issues related to Cancer. Sponsored by the nonprofit Triage Cancer. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to be a Community Partner of this event.
October 6-8
Baltimore, Maryland
(Linthicum Heights) 
The 20th 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 Doubletree by Hilton Baltimore - BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090. We will add details to the Conference page.
October 7
Baltimore, Maryland 
(Linthicum Heights) 
The 16th Annual Dinner/Auction Fundraiser for Thyroid Cancer Research, in conjunction with the 20th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.. To be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Baltimore - BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090. We will add details to the Conference page.

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This page was updated on February 20, 2017.