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.

2015

 
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.
September 1
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 
Free Seminar on Understanding Thyroid Labs with Dr. Arun K. Movva, endocrinologist, at the September 1 meeting of ThyCa Cedar Rapids Corridor at 6:30 p.m. Details on the group's web page.
September 1
Columbia, Missouri
Free Seminar with endocrinologist Dr. Uzma Khan and her nurse, Jennifer Woods at the September 1 meeting of ThyCa Central Missouri at 5:30 p.m. Details on the group's web page.
September 8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Free Program for Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month: Learn about thyroid cancer from those who have survived it. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Center on the Hill, First Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118. Presented by Pat Paillard, Linda Bell-Powell, and Roberta Perry of the ThyCa NW Philly Support Group. Handouts provided. Contact: nwphilly-pa@thyca.org
September 10
New York City,
New York 
Free Thyroid Cancer Screening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital, Guggenheim Pavilion-Atrium, 1468 Madison Avenue (at 100th Street), New York, NY 10029. Walk in; no appointment is needed. Marita Teng, M.D., Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, is leading this screening event. Tell your relatives and friends about this important public service. Click here for the flyer with more details.
September 11
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Display presented by Yolanda Roberts at the Saint Charles Senior Center, 20th & Christian Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19146.
September 15
Chicago, Illinois
Free Seminar with endocrinologist Dr. Brian W. Kim at the September 15 meeting of ThyCa Chicago at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Kim will discuss tipics including treatment options, guidelines, and long-term management. Details on the group's web page.
September 25
Worldwide 
Publication of the new book designed for anyone affected by cancer. After the Diagnosis: Medullary Thyroid Cancer Memoirs presents 84 pieces by 66 contributing authors, all affected by a rare thyroid cancer. All proceeds are being donated to ThyCa to support thyroid cancer research. Details will be posted on ThyCa’s web site and in our newsletter, which is available through our Guestbook.
September 26
Dallas, Texas
Free Thyroid Cancer Patient Education Day with 7 physician speakers from centers in 6 states. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Omni Hotel Dallas, 555 South Lamar,  Dallas, Texas. Hosted by the Endocrine Surgery Committee of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, in collaboration with ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. For details, view the event flyer. You are welcome to share this flyer with others.
October 2-4
St. Louis, Missouri 
The 18th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. You're invited to learn from 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. For details, view the Conferences/Workshops page.
October 3
St. Louis, Missouri
The 14th Annual Dinner/Auction Fundraiser for Thyroid Cancer Research, in conjunction with the 18th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.   For details, view the Conferences/Workshops page
October 5
Neptune,
New Jersey
Free group discussion with endocrinologist Sunil Asnani, M.D., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the meeting of the ThyCa Jersey Shore University Medical Center Support Group. Details on the group's web page.
October 6
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 
Free group discussion with Nichole Plagge, PT, Clinical Manager of Therapies at Hall-Perrine Cancer Center from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the October 6 meeting of ThyCa Cedar Rapids Corridor, IA. Details on the group's web page.
October 6
San Diego, California 
Free group discussion with Dr. Ezra Cohen, Associate Director, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the October 6 meeting of ThyCa San Diego. Dr. Cohen will discuss the specific study he's doing on harvesting cancer cells to fight cancer and the positive results he's had thus far with thyroid cancer. Details on the group's web page.
October 20
Chicago, Illinois 
Free group discussion of hypoparathyroidism, hypocalcemia, and the usefulness of Natpara from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the October 20 meeting of ThyCa Chicago. Details on the group's web page.
November 8
Manhasset,
New York
 
Free seminar with David Myssiorek, MD, otolaryngologist, at the November 8 meeting of ThyCa Long Island at 1:00 p.m. Details on the group's web page.
December 7
Neptune,
New Jersey
Free group discussion with endocrinologist Svetlana Shifrin-Douglas, M.D., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the meeting of the ThyCa Jersey Shore University Medical Center Support Group. Details on the group's web page.

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This page was updated on August 26, 2015.