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 Australia, The Bahamas, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, 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.

2016

 
November and December, multiple dates and locations Hypoparathyroidism and You: A treatment that helps you control your low blood calcium. Free dinner seminar. For hypoparathyroidism patients who are age 18 or over. Sponsored by Shire. Advance registration required. Details and registration for these events are linked on this page. http://www.registerhypopara.com
December 9
La Crosse, Wisconsin 
At the free meeting of ThyCa La Crosse, Ezana Azene, MD, Phd, will discuss "thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) and the Afirma genetic test." Dr. Azene is a vascular and interventional radiologist with Gundersen Health System. (Note: This was changed from October 14.) Details on the group's web page.
December 10 Cleveland, Ohio The guest speaker at the free meeting of the ThyCa Cleveland support group will Ann Zubricky-Kocur, Medication Assistant Program Specialist, from the Siedman Cancer Center. She will discuss co-pay cards, discount/savings cards, and websites that will help you manage your out of pocket expenses. Details on the group's web page.
December 14 Worldwide Free Webinar from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time -- Exercise and Cancer: How staying active can improve your health and well-being. Sponsored by Inspire, ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Assocation, Inc., and US Too International. Details at http://connect.inspire.com/cancer-support-exercises/.
2017  
January 7
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of the ThyCa Pennsylvania NW support group will be Jeffrey Miller, MD, FACP of Jefferson University. He is Professor and Co-director of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Center. Details on the group's web page.
January 17
Chicago, Illinois 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of the ThyCa Chicago support group will be Nishant Agrawal, MD. Dr. Agrawal is Professor and Director of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the University of Chicago. Details on the group's web page.
March 4
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of the ThyCa Pennsylvania 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 eliminages the need to withdraw from thyroid replacement therapy prior to these procedures. Details on the group's web page.
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.
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 November 30, 2016.