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  
August 30
La Crosse, Wisconsin
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa La Crosse, Licensed Massage Therapist, Victoria Potracke, introduces stress relief via Flotation Therapy.  Details on the group's web page.
September 7
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Corridor support group is hosting a free "Meet Me at the Market" social walk and thyroid cancer awareness event at NewBo City Market. Details on the event flyer.
September 9 Chicago, Illinois Free Thyroid Cancer Patient Education Day with 8 Physician Speakers from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT. Hosted by the American Academy of Otolaryngology Foundation in collaboration with ThyCa. Flyer with more details. Register here -- Free.
September 12 New York,
New York
ThyCa Bronx hosts a free Annual Thyroid Cancer Awareness fundraiser for ThyCa with thyroid information, refreshments, entertainment, etc. at Imagenation's Raw Space, 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, New York, NY. from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Details on the group's web page.
September 16
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
In conjunction with Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, the guest speaker at the free meeting of the ThyCa NW Philly Support Group will be Dr. Elizabeth Cottrill. She has a special interest in the most tricky and advanced thyroid cancers. The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jude and the Nativity Church in Lafayette Hill, PA  Details and a short bio on the group's web page.
September 16
Boston, Massachussets
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Boston, Jennifer O'Riorden, Radiation Safety Officer at Brigham & Women's Hospital, provides an overview of radiation safety issues affecting thyroid cancer patients and answers questions about RAI and post-RAI precautions. Details on the group's web page.
September 18
Denver, Colorado 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver, Robert McIntyre, MD, Professor of Surgery-GI Tumor/Endocrinology and Director of Endocrine Surgery at University of Colorado Hospital discusses "The Importance of a Good First Surgery." Details on the group's web page.
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 Redondo Beach, California Carole Spencer, Phd, Director of USC Endocrine Services Laboratory, and Professor of Medicine discusses research integrating clinical and lab aspects of thyroid disease and treatment, with special focus on thyroglobulin antibodies. Details on the group's web page.
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.
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.
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.
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 August 17, 2017.