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.


October 2, 2017 - January 15, 2018

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 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
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
Every September
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.
October 16
Denver, Colorado 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver, Kevin Patterson, DDS, MD, discusses "Dental Issues with Radioactive Iodine." Details on the group's web page.
October 21
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
American Thyroid Association Patient Health Forum on all thyroid diseases from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. PT. Free. Four physician speakers. At the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, Shaughnessy Room, 721 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5, Canada. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is a co-sponsor. Details on the event flyer.
November 13
Denver, Colorado
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver, Jennifer Morrison, MD, discusses updates from the 2017 International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference. Details on the group's web page.
November 15 Tucson, Arizona The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Tucsuon, Deanna Kaplan, PhD., a psychology fellow from the University of Arizona, discusses mindfulness and self-compassion. Details on the group's web page.
December 5
Los Angeles, California
Michael Yeh, M.D. and Stephanie Smooke Praw, M.D. will give a free presentation about recent information on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of thyroid cancer, including recurrent or widespread thyroid cancer. Dr. Yeh is leader of the UCLA Endocrine Surgery Program. Dr. Smooke Praw is a clinical endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen Scoool of Medicine. The presentation will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Tamkin Auditorium, Room B130 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, 757 Westwood Blvd, Westwood Village. Details on the UCLA event page. 
December 9 Cleveland, Ohio The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Cleveland, Dr. Joseph Scharpf, otolaryngologist and Director of Head and Neck Endocrine at the Cleveland Clinic, discusses a variety of patient questions, such as T3, salivary gland issues, post-surgical complications (e.g., voice), and RAI levels and risks. Details on the group's web page.

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This page was updated on October 14, 2017.