Calendar of Events Archives 2015-2016

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.
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/.
December 10 Cleveland, Ohio The guest speaker at the free meeting of the ThyCa Cleveland support group was Ann Zubricky-Kocur, Medication Assistant Program Specialist, from the Siedman Cancer Center. She discussed co-pay cards, discount/savings cards, and websites that will help you manage your out of pocket expenses.
December 9
La Crosse, Wisconsin 
At the free meeting of ThyCa La Crosse, Ezana Azene, MD, Phd, discussed "thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) and the Afirma genetic test." Dr. Azene is a vascular and interventional radiologist with Gundersen Health System.
October 21-23
Los Angeles, California 
The 19th 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 Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. For the conference flyer and details, view the Conferences/Workshops page.
October 22
Los Angeles, California 
The 15th Annual Dinner/Auction Fundraiser for Thyroid Cancer Research, in conjunction with the 19th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference. Sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., and to be held at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. For details, view the Conferences/Workshops page.
October 20
Boston, Massachussets 
HMS Countway Library Colloquium at 4 p.m. Topic: Dr. Saul Hertz: The Birth of Radionuclides in Medicine—Institutional Politics and Prejudice. Dr. Hertz (1905-1950) pioneered the use of radioactive iodine to treat thyroid disease. Free. At the Countway Library of Medicine, 10 Shattuck St, Boston, MA, in the 5th Floor Minot Room. Contact: David G. Satin, M.D., Colloquium Director, phone/fax 617-332-0032, email david_satin@hms.harvard.edu
October 15
Seattle, Washington 
At the free meeting of ThyCa Seattle, Kathryn Macauley, MD, shared information on a new surgical method Mira Milas, MD, surgeon at Banner--University Medical Center Phoenix, uses to identify parathyroid glands during surgery, particularly in a re-operative setting. Dr. Milas is using Novadaq fluorescent imaging system. 
October 11
Bremerton, Washington
Hypoparathyroidism and You: A treatment that helps you control your low blood calcium. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT.  For hypoparathyroidism patients who are age 18 or over. Sponsored by Shire. Advance registration required. This event, more with the same title and sponsorship, and registration, are linked on this page. http://www.registerhypopara.com
October 8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
At the free meeting of ThyCa NW Philadelphia, Lenny Roberts, D.C., spoke on "Nutrition/Weight Loss and Eating for Maximum Performance." He explained proper methods of combining appropriate food groups for optimum digestion and maximum energy, and how, if sensibly applied, these measures will result in weight loss for those who need to shed a few pounds.
October 8
Salt Lake City, Utah 
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.
September 29
New York,
New York 
Free Thyroid Screening hosted by the Mount Sinai Health System’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No registration, appointment, or preparation required. http://bit.ly/2cep6Kg
September 25
Londonderry,
New Hampshire 
Remembering Ric, a gathering to celebrate the legacy of Ric Blake, ThyCa Co-Founder (1945-2011), and help raise funds for the ThyCa Research Grant in Ric's Memory. http://www.thyca.org/how-to-help/rally/
September 24
Denver, Colorado
The American Thyroid Association presented a free public health forum: Thyroid Disease and You. The forum was in the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. 
September 20
Chicago, Illinois 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Chicago will be Elizabeth Gaffron, MOTR/L, LMT, Occupational Therapist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She spoke about managing fatigue with pacing practices and mindfulness and showed some simple neck stretches.
September 17
San Diego, California 
Free Thyroid Cancer Patient Education Day with physician speakers from 1 to 5 p.m. Hosted by the Endocrine Surgery Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery Foundation during its Annual Meeting. Location: San Diego Hilton Hotel. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to collaborate in this event. 
September 19
Aurora, Colorado 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver was Bryan Haugen, M.D., of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Haugen is a member of the ThyCa Medical Advisory Council.
September 13
New York, New York 
ThyCa Bronx hosted a free Annual Thyroid Cancer Awareness fundraiser for ThyCa with thyroid information, refreshments, entertainment, etc. at La Maison d'Art, 259 West 132 Street New York, NY. on September 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
September 10 Cleveland, Ohio The guest speaker at the free meeting of the ThyCa Cleveland support group was Mario Skugor, MD, endocrinologist at the Cleveland Clinic.
September 9
Hershey, Pennsylvania 
Contemporary Topics in Thyroid Cancer, a continuing medical education program sponsored by Penn State College of Medicine. 
September 8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Free educational presentation about your thyroid and thyroid cancer at 11:00 a.m. The Philadelphia NW ThyCa support group had representatives available to answer your questions.
September 1
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 
The annual Thyroid Cancer Awareness Walk led by Jamie Garringer and the ThyCa Cedar Rapids Corridor Support Group.
August 6
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
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.
July 23
Nashville, Tennessee 
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.
July 18
Aurora, Colorado 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver was Erin Williams, Registered Dietitian, to discuss calcium issues in thyroid cancer, and fighting fatigue with nutrition.
July 10
Manhasset,
New York 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Long Island was Marina Charitou, MD, an endocrinologist from Stony Brook University Hospital.
July 9
Cleveland, Ohio 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Cleveland was Nancy Dale, a Certified Nurse Practitioner, who discussed eating, energy, and cancer.
June 25
Aurora, Colorado 
A free Thyroid Cancer Symposium for patients presented by the University of Colorado School of Medicine with a wide range of speakers. Details in the event brochure. 
June 20
Aurora, Colorado 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver was Dr. Jennifer Morrison for a Q&A session.
June 10
La Crosse, Wisconsin 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa La Crosse was Scott Blanke, MD, an otolaryngologist from the Mayo Clinic. He shared his experiences as both a thyroid tumor surgeon and a thyroid cancer survivor.
June 2-4
Jacksonville, Florida 
10th International Conference on Hypoparathyroidism. Sponsored by the nonprofit Hypoparathyroidism Association. ThyCa is pleased to cooperative in the publicity for this event. Details on the Hypoparathyroidism Association’s web site: www.hypopara.org
May 21
Newport Beach, California 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Orange County was Dr. Dawn Elfenbein. An endrocrine surgeon and Clinical Instructor at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, she discussed and answered questions about thyroid cancer.
May 21
Silver Spring, Maryland 
Free Mid-Atlantic Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Workshop with physician speakers was held in the education rooms at Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD. Read the flyer for information about the topics, speakers, and more details.
May 19
Albany (Latham), New York
Free Seminar at 7 p.m. with Nicole Cardello Deziel, Ph.D., M.H.S., on “Exposure to Halogenated Aromatic Compounds and Risk of Thyroid Cancer. Hosted by the ThyCa Albany Support Group.
May 14
Cleveland, Ohio 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Cleveland was Mario Skugor, MD, an endocrinologist from Cleveland Clinic. He discussed RAI treatments and thyroid medication dosing.
February 1 to May 13 The nonprofit CancerCares Online Thyroid Cancer Support Group ran from February 1st and through May 13th. This confidential 15-week free forum was moderated by Sarah Paul, L.M.S.W., of CancerCare. Ms. Paul provides supportive counseling to those diagnosed with cancer, their caregivers, and the bereaved through group and individual counseling. She works with people of different ages and diagnoses and has moderated numerous online patient support groups.
May 9
Ann Arbor, Michigan 
Free Educational Workshop on Radioiodine Therapy for Thyroid Cancer from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. with Anca M. Avram, M.D., of the University of Michigan. This event is co-sponsored by the Cancer Support Community of Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor ThyCa Support Group. Read the flyer for information on the topics, location, and how to RSVP.
April 5 to May 6
Boston, Massachusetts 
The Saul Hertz Radioactive Iodine (RAI) Exhibit was featured at the Massachusetts General Hospital Russell Museum of Innovation, 2 North Grove Street Boston, Massachusetts.
April 11
Baltimore, Maryland
Free Seminar with physician speakers on Graves’ disease, thyroid eye disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, thyroid cancer, and related disorders. From 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront (Bristol Room), 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Sponsored by the Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation (GDATF).
April 9
Cleveland, Ohio 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Cleveland will be Nancy Dale, a Certified Nurse Practitioner, who discussed eating, energy, and cancer.
April 5
Boston, Massachusetts 
Free Program starting at 6 p.m. Dr. James Thrall discussed Dr. Saul Hertz and His Role in Originating the Use of Radioactive Iodine 75 Years Ago. Location: Massachusetts General Hospital Russell Museum of Innovation, 2 North Grove Street in Boston, Massachusetts. 
March 19
Silver Spring, Maryland 
Free seminar on dental health, including problems due to thyroid cancer treatment. Speaker is Kim Arias, R.D.H., Registered Dental Hygienist. From 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Hosted by the ThyCa Washington, D.C. Support Group.
March 15
Chicago, Illinois 
Guest speakers at the free meeting of ThyCa Chicago will be Drs. Raymon Grogan and Frederic Mercier, endocrine surgeons from the University of Chicago. They discussed the North American Thyroid Cancer Survivorship Study (NATCSS) and thyroid cancer affects quality of life.
March 13
Manhasset, New York 
Guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Long Island was Donald Margouleff, MD, former head of Nuclear Medicine at North Shore University Hospital.
March 12
Los Angeles, California 
Guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa North Los Angeles County will be Dr. Dennis Maceri, Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery at Keck USC Medical Center.
March 12
Cleveland, Ohio 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Cleveland will be Karen Stanfar, a registered dietitian, who will present an activity around eating right.
March 10
Webinar 
The Underactive and Overactive Thyroid: How Do These Impact Me? In this free webinar at 11:30 AM Pacific Time. UCLA endocrinologists Stephanie Smooke, MD, and Angela Leung, MD, will discuss thyroid hormone disorders, including medical treatments for hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. It will include discussion about thyroid hormone supplementation for hypothyroidism and following thyroid surgery. You will be able to send in questions from Twitter® during the webinar.

The recorded webinar will be available at the UCLAMD CHAT webinar web site. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to cooperate in publicizing this free educational event.
February 29
Worldwide 
Rare Diseases Day. Coordinated by Eurordis (Rare Diseases Europe; with US sponsorship by the National Organization for Rare Disorders. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., is pleased to partner in support of this observance.
January 21
Rockville, Maryland
and webcast 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Public Meeting on Radioactive Iodine. Title: Sodium Iodine I-131 Patient Release Information Collection Public Workshop.  a.m. - 4 p.m. ET. Location: NRC, Two White Flint North, T2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, for anyone in the local area. Those outside the area may take part by phone or watch the live webcast. Public participation is actively sought for this meeting. Click here for more information about the meeting.
January 20
Webinar
Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer: What You Need to Know. In this free webinar, UCLA endocrine surgeons Michael Yeh, MD, and Masha Livhits, MD, discuss the latest strategies to diagnose thyroid nodules; how to avoid surgery, if possible; and best practices for treating thyroid cancer. The recorded webinar will be available at the UCLAMD CHAT webinar web site. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to cooperate in publicizing this free educational event.
January 9
Sacramento, California 
Free seminar with Michael J. Campbell, M.D., Endocrine Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Endocrine Surgery at University of California, Davis Medical Center. From 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the monthly meeting of the ThyCa Sacramento Support Group. Details on the group’s web page.

2015

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.
December 4
Telephone and Web 
Free Telephone/Web Workshop, Update on Thyroid Cancer. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. Speakers are ThyCa Medical Advisor R. Michael Tuttle, M.D., Endocrinologist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Krzysztof Misiukiewicz, M.D., MSCR, Oncologist, Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and Sarah Kelly, M.S.W., CancerCare. CancerCare is the workshop sponsor and ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to co-sponsor it. Visit workship web site or click on the flyer for details.
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.
November 6-7
Syracuse, New York 
The Pheochromocytoma and Paragnaglioma (Pheo/Para) 2015 International Conference hosted by SUNY Upstate Medical University on the Upstate Campus, for researchers, doctors, and patients. Among those participating is John H. Sipple, M.D., whose pioneering work in this field led to the naming of Sipple Syndome, a neoplastic disease, characterized by a triad of medullary thyroid carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, and parathyroid hyperplasia or adenoma. Conference details are at the conference web site.
November 6
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Continuing Medical Education Program —Thyroid Cancer 2015: Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Nodular Disease and Cancer. At Thomas Jefferson University, Bluemele Life Sciences Building. Information and Registration at Jefferson.edu/CME or call 1-888-JEFF-CME.
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.
October 18
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 
Free Public Health Forum, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thyroid Disease and You on all thyroid diseases (hypothyroidism, Graves’ disease, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer). Physician speakers. ThyCa is a Co-Sponsor and provided printed materials. This event was held in connection with the International Thyroid Congress. Location: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, 1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830. View the flyer for details. Reservations requested. Walk-ins welcome. E-mail to thyca@thyca.org to RSVP.
October 11
Manhasset,
New York 
Dr. Robert Garfinkel, Chiropractor in Bellmore, Long Island, spoke and answered questions at the meeting of the ThyCa Long Island Support Group, starting at 1 p.m. His topic was the effects on the cervical spine before, during, and after a thyroidectomy and the relationship it has on the person's nerves and organs. 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 discussed 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 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 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 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.
September 30
Tucson, Arizona 
Free Thyroid Cancer Support Group and Patient Symposium from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, 3838 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719. Organized and hosted by Marion A. Guerrero, M.D., FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery, Endocrine Surgical Oncology, University of Arizona College of Medicine. For details, view the event flyer.
September 29
Waterbury, Connecticut 
Free Seminar. Anna C. Freitag, M.D., FACP, FACE, MACDS, spoke and answered questions from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the meeting of the ThyCa Waterbury, Connecticut, Support Group. Location: Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center Library, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708. Contact and directions on the group’s web page.
September 27
New Haven, Connecticut 
Women’s Lacrosse Tournament and Thyroid Cancer Awareness Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of New Haven. Printed materials from ThyCa plus bracelets, key chains, balloons, and large infographics at a table for others to learn more about Thyroid Cancer. The players are promoting the thyroid cancer colors teal, purple, and pink in honor of their friend who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and after treatment/surgery is now back at school.
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.
September 25
Augusta, Georgia 
In honor of Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, Georgia Regents Medical Center offered free thyroid screenings from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Experts conducted physical exams and ultrasounds, in addition to offering risk assessments and treatment information. Location: Otolaryngology Clinic on 4th floor of Georgia Regents Medical Office Building., 1447 Harper Street, Augusta, Georgia. Contact the clinic at 706-721-4400 for further information.
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 posted on ThyCa’s web site and in our newsletter, which is available through our Guestbook.
September 22
Atlanta, Georgia 
Presentation on Thyroid Cancer, between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the program titled Atlanta and Company on Channel 11Alive. The speaker is Shatul Parikh, M.D., Otolaryngologist and Medical Director of Northwest ENT Surgery Center in Atlanta. Dr. Parikh specializes in minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He is an instructor for the American Board of Otolaryngology.
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 12
Redondo Beach, California 
Free Seminar with Dr. Carole Spencer, MT, PhD, FACB, at the September meeting of ThyCa South Bay. Dr. Spencer runs the USC thyroid hematology laboratory. She discussed the "Use of Thyroglobulin (Tg) and Tg Antibody (TgAb) Testing to Monitor Differentiated Thyroid Cancer." Details on the group's web page.
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 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. Marita Teng, M.D., Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, is leading this screening event. Click here for the flyer with more details.
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 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.
July 25, 27
Chicago, Illinois 
Free Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Patient & Family Seminar with physician speakers. From 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Prentice Women's Hospital. An optional added morning program from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. focused on nutrition, fitness, and more topics. Details are on the flyer. The flyer also includes information about a M.E.N. clinic being held on July 24 and July 27. The M.E.N. seminar is sponsored by Northwestern Lurie Cancer Center and American Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Support. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to cooperate in publicizing this free educational event.
July 17
Online 
A Twitter talk at 1:30 p.m. ET, about Pillow Talk: Conversations about Cancer, sponsored by Bayer and the nonprofit CancerCare. Today at 1:30 p.m. EDT, you can join a Twitterstorm about the program. Follow along via #‎CancerTalk and #‎Twitterstorm, and retweet the conversation. For more information about Pillow Talk, visit https://community.cancercare.org/pillowtalk?tab=1.
July 7
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 
Focus on Nutrition. The July 7 meeting of ThyCa Cedar Rapids Corridor, IA featured a free guided tour of the New Pioneer Food Co-op.
June 13
Fresno, California 
Free seminar on therapeutic mobility training, including a half hour training session with Gwint Fisher, M.A., CSCS, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the meeting of the ThyCa Fresno, California, Support Group. View this flyer for more information.
June 12
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Focus on Thyroid Cancer. Free one-day patient and caregiver program from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with physician speakers, sponsored by Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center. Topics include nodules, ultrasound, fine needle aspiration, pathologies of thyroid cancer, surgery, radioiodine, monitoring for recurrence, options for metastatic disease, voice issues, and more. ThyCa is please to support the publicity for this educational event. View this flyer for the program schedule and registration information.
June 7
Baltimore, Maryland
Free Patient Education Day on Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging in Thyroid Cancer as well as cardiac and brain imaging and molecular imaging in general. The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Patient Advocacy Advisory Board is pleased to announce its 5th Annual Patient Education Day on Sunday, June 7th, 2015, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Speakers for the Thyroid Cancer sessions include Douglas Van Nostrand, M.D., a ThyCa Medical Advisor; Vanda White, ThyCa Baltimore Support Group Facilitator; and Theresa Wickerham, ThyCa Program Coordinator and ThyCa St. Louis Support Group Facilitator. Click here for the program schedule.
June 4-6
Minneapolis, Minnesota 
9th International Conference on Hypoparathyroidism. Sponsored by the Hypoparathyroidism Association (www.hypopara.org). Some people with thyroid cancer have hypoparathyroidism due to loss or damage to parathyroid glands during thyroid surgery.
June 1
Neptune,
New Jersey
Free group discussion with endocrinologist Cristina Ciorlian, 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.
May 26
Webinar
Immonotherapy and Cancer. Free Webinar from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Speakers are David Carbone, M.D., Ph.D. of Ohio State University and H. Kim Lyerly, M.D. and April Salama, M.D. of Duke University will speak about immunotherapy and cancer. This free webinar is sponsored by the Cancer Support Community. ThyCa is please to support the publicity for this educational event. Click here for more information and to register.
May 25
Worldwide
World Thyroid Day, for all thyroid diseases, is being publicized by the American Thyroid Association, European Thyroid Association, Latin American Thyroid Society, and Asia & Oceania Thyroid Association. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association is pleased to support this observance. Click here for more information.
May 1-3
Stowe, Vermont 
As part of the Stowe Weekend of Hope (for survivors and caregivers coping with all cancers), Beatriz Tendler, M.D., Endocrinologist, will speak and answer questions on "After Successful Thyroid Surgery: Next Steps in Care Plan” on Saturday, May 2, from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Executive Boardroom. Dr. Tendler is Associate Professor in the Endocrine Neoplasia Clinic at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She has also spoken at ThyCa Conferences. Thank you to Jaime Toth, facilitator of ThyCa Southern Connecticut, for arranging Dr. Tendler’s presentation as well as the ThyCa Exhibit at the Health Resource Fair for the Weekend.
May 2
Washington, D.C. 
Free — The 14th Mid-Atlantic Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop, with 4 physician speakers from Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and Washington Hospital Center, plus roundtable discussions. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, in the True Auditorium. Come for all or part of the day. Register either in advance on the online form, or else onsite at the workshop. For details about this and other workshops, see the Conferences/Workshops page.
April 28
Columbia, Missouri 
Free meeting with an area endocrinologist presented by ThyCa Central Missouri--Columbia from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
April 26
Chicago, Illinois 
Free Thyroid Cancer Doctor-Patient Symposium. As part of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) meeting, the association will host a Thyroid Cancer Doctor-Patient Symposium at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, in Chicago Ballroom VII from 1:30 – 4:45 p.m. This symposium is  open to the public.

To see the preliminary program, visit this webpage: http://members.asnr.org/meeting/2015/symposium.pdf and scroll to page 7 of the PDF. 
April 22
Webinar 
How To Make the Most of Your Health Insurance Coverage. Free. At 1 p.m. PT/3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET. The speaker is Monica Fawzy Bryant, Esq., cancer rights attorney with the nonprofit Triage Cancer and frequent speaker at ThyCa Conferences. Learn about how to report changes in your family and/or income, how to qualify for a special enrollment period, and how to make the most of your health insurance coverage throughout the year.

For details, visit http://triagecancer.org/webinars/.
April 18
Los Angeles, California 
Free presentation and discussion with Dr. Carole Spencer. Dr. Spencer, MT, PhD, FACB will the guest speaker at the April 18 meeting of ThyCa San Gabriel Valley. Dr. Spencer runs the USC thyroid hematology laboratory and specializes in thyroglobulin (Tg), thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and related thyroid blood tests. She is an expert in the field and is a member of ThyCa’s Medical Advisory Council.
April 18
Webcast 
From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Time, a free webcast will present the Patient Education Symposium with physician speakers, sponsored by Light of Life Foundation, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Visit this page for details: http://checkyourneck.com/News/Events.
April 14
Twitter 
A live Twitter chat on head and neck cancer with Nicole Chau, M.D., thyroid medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, on April 14th from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Tweet your questions and responses live using the #DFCIchat.  This event is hosted by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the American Thyroid Association. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association is pleased to help publicize this event.
April 14
Rochester,
New York 
Free group discussion with Otolaryngologist John Ingle, M.D., from the University of Rochester Medical Center. He will discuss how thyroid cancer can affect our voices and throats at the meeting of ThyCa Rochester from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Details on the group's web page.
April 6
Neptune,
New Jersey
Free group discussion with endocrine surgeon Alexander Shifrin, 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.
March 14
Hershey, Pennsylvania 
Free Forum: Reducing Cancer in Our Community. Lifestyle choices, pediatric cancer, and thyroid cancer will be the focus of this free public forum with physician speakers from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. The forum is sponsored by Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute with the American Cancer Society. ThyCa is pleased to cooperate in publicizing this event. For the program schedule, speakers, and more details, Click Here.
March 7
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Free presentation about Tirosint by David Burgoon from Akrimax. He spoke at the monthly meeting of ThyCa NW Philadelphia at 10:30 a.m. Tirosint is a T4 (Levothyroxine) supplement in a gelcap formulation used for thryoid hormone replacement therapy.
February 28
Worldwide 
Rare Diseases Day. Coordinated by Eurordis (Rare Diseases Europe; see www.rarediseaseday.org) with US sponsorship by the National Organization for Rare Disorders (www.rarediseases.org). ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., is pleased to partner in support of this observance.
January 21
Webinar 
Free Webinar on Cancer and the Law starting at 12 noon PST (3 p.m. EST) presented by the Cancer Legal Resource Center, based in Los Angeles, California. The webinar focused on various legal issues that can stem from a cancer diagnosis, ranging from employment law, to estate planning, to genetic discrimination, and the laws that protect cancer patients. For information on this and other presentation, click Here: www.disabilityrightslegalcenter.org/webinars-and-recorded-presentations.
January 13
Albuquerque, New Mexico 
Free discussion on hormones, prescription drugs, and supplements with Frank Latino, RPH, MS, a compounding pharmacist at Hormone & Anti-Aging Center of New Mexico, at the regular meeting of the Albuquerque, NM ThyCa support group.
January 5
Neptune, New Jersey
Free Seminar on Healthy Exercise Tips For the New Year with Kathryn Peterson, DPT, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the meeting of the ThyCa Jersey Shore University Medical Center Support Group.

This page was updated on January 8, 2017.