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 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/
March 21
Oakland, California
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
March 21
Seattle, Washington
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Seattle, Joseph C. Sniezek, MD, MBA, FACS, Medical Director of Head & Neck Endocrine Surgery for Swedish Health Services, speaks about current management of lymph nodes in thyroid cancer and the new ATA guidelines for evaluating thyroid nodules. Details on the group's web page. 
April 11
Strongsville (Cleveland), Ohio
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Cleveland is Barb Driver. She is a Lead Volunteer for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Details on the group's web page.
April 20
Denver, Colorado
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver, is Brian Haugen, MD, Endocrinologist at the University of Colorado. Details on the group's web page.
June 11
Online
TwitterChat: Differentiated Thyroid Cancer 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.
June 13
Manhasset, New York
Free Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop. Physician speakers, plus roundtables and more. From 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY  11030. Hosted by the ThyCa Long Island Support Group.  Click here to register.
September 10
Online
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.
October 3
Atlanta, Georgia
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 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 23-25
Los Angeles, California
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. The conference hotel is the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5711 West Centry Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Information will be posted on the ThyCa Conferences page.
October 24
Los Angeles, California
The 19th Annual Dinner/Auction Fundraiser for Thyroid Cancer Research, in conjunction with the 23rd International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc..

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This page was updated on March 12, 2020.