Calendar of Events Archives 2017-2018

2017

 
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."
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 is Dr. Elizabeth Cottrill. She has a special interest in the most tricky and advanced thyroid cancers.
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.
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.
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. Walk-ins welcome.
September 7
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Cedar Rapids Corridor support group hosts a free "Meet Me at the Market" social walk and thyroid cancer awareness event at NewBo City Market. Details on the event flyer.
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.
August 5 
Redondo Beach, California
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Southbay, Dr. Benjamin Rafii, ENT Specialist and Thyroid Surgeon with specialty in voice, airway and swallowing, presents an overview of thyroid cancer, with a special focus on the latest treatment guidelines from the American Thyroid Association.
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.
July 17
Denver, Colorado 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver, Gail Hayutin, Clinical Science Associate, Endocrinology US Rare Diseases, at Sanofi Genzyme, holds a question and answer session about Thyrogen.
July 8, Redondo Beach, California The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Southbay, Leslie Engel, Clinical Science Associate for Sanofi-Genzyme, discusses Thyrogen and Caprelsa.
June 11
Denver, Colorado
Free Patient Education Day on Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, sponsored by SNMMI (Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) at its Annual Meeting. Includes a breakout session Thyroid Cancer.
June 10
Madison, Wisconsin
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.
May 20
Manhasset (Long Island), New York 
Free Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Workshop with four physician speakers plus roundtables, chair yoga, and guided meditation. From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at North Shore University Hospital. Hosted by the ThyCa Long Island Support Group.
May 20
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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.
May 15
Denver, Colorado 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver, Deidre H. Elder, MS, DABHP, CMLSO at University of Colorado Hospital RSO/LSO, discusses "Patient Restrictions with Radioactive Iodine."
May 13
Silver Spring, Maryland 
Free Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop with physician speakers plus roundtables. At Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, MD. Hosted by the ThyCa Silver Spring Support GroupRead the event flyer for details.
May 13
Buffalo,
New York 
Patient Workshop on Hypoparathyroidism. Sponsored by the nonprofit Hypoparathyroidism Association. Read the event flyer for details.
April 17
La Crosse, Wisconsin 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa La Crosse, Dr. Scott Blanke, shows videos on thyroid surgery and presents new updates from the recent AACE meeting in Tampa, Florida. As Dr. Blanke says, "Thyroid cancer is changing."
April 17
Denver, Colorado 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver, Dr. Jennifer Morrison, Endocrinologist, hosts a question and answer session.
April 8
Strongsville (Cleveland), Ohio 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Cleveland was Marlene Kurz, LPCC-S of Southwest General's Oakview Behavioral Health Center.
March 20
Denver, Colorado 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver was Dr. Kristin McKinney, Associate Professor, Director of Ultrasound, Department of Radiology and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She answered questions about fine needle aspiration and neck ultrasounds.
March 14
Reno, Nevada 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Reno, Dr. Evan Klass, Endocrinologist, Senior Associate Dean UNR, Office of Statewide Initiatives, discussed "Changes in the Classification of Thyroid Tumors."
March 4
Lafayette Hill (Philadelphia), Pennsylvania 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of the ThyCa Philadelphia NW support group was Jean Caola from Genzyme, makers of Thyrogen, which is given in two injections prior to RAI scans and treatment. It eliminates the need to withdraw from thyroid replacement therapy prior to these procedures.
March 4
St. Louis, Missouri 
Patient Workshop on Hypoparathyroidism, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the nonprofit Hypoparathyroidism Association. Read the event flyer for details.
February 28
Worldwide 
Rare Disease Day 2017. Worldwide observance to put rare diseases in the spotlight. It’s sponsored by Eurordis, Rare Diseases Europe. (https://www.rarediseaseday.org) The National Organization for Rare Disorders is the U.S. sponsor. Medullary thyroid cancer and anaplastic thyroid cancer are rare diseases. Many variants of papillary and follicular thyroid cancer are also rare. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is proud to be an official Friend of Rare Diseases Day.
February 24
Worldwide 
Free Webinar: Update on Thyroid Cancer. From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Physician speakers. Sponsored by the nonprofit CancerCare. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to be a collaborating organization for this event. 
February 20
Denver, Colorado 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Denver was Gail Hayutin, Clinical Science Associate at Sanofi Genzyme. She answered questions about Thyrogen.
February 18
Silver Spring, Maryland
(near Washington, DC)
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa Washington DC was Kim Arias, Registered Dental Hygienist. She shared information and answered questions on dental health, including problems due to thyroid cancer treatment.
February 18
St. Louis, Missouri 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of ThyCa St. Louis wasMatt Burlingame, Clinical Science Associate, MO, KS, NE, with Sanofi Genzyme. He offered a short presentation and had handouts available.
January 31
Worldwide 
Free Webinar: Scar and Keloid Management. At 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. UCLA plastic surgeon Andrew Vardanian, MD, discusses different types of scars - surgical, trauma and cosmetic - and keloids and introduces treatment options.
January 20
New Haven, Connecticut 
Yale’s Beaumont Medical Club Lecture on Dr. Saul Hertz, Radioactive Iodine, and the Origin of Nuclear Medicine: Challenges and Institutional Politics. Starts at 4:30 p.m. with tea and then the lecture, followed by conversation and then dinner. Location: 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT. 
January 7
Lafeyette Hill,
Pennsylvania 
The guest speaker at the free meeting of the ThyCa Pennsylvania NW support group was Jeffrey Miller, MD, FACP of Jefferson University. He is Professor and Co-director of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Center. 

This page was updated on September 19, 2017.