Program Schedule and Driving Directions

Saturday, April 16, 2005
Mid-Atlantic Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Spring Workshop
9 a.m.—6:30 p.m.
Baltimore, Maryland


  • Lisa Boyle, M.D., Surgeon, Director of Thyroid Surgery, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
  • James A. Fagin, M.D., Endocrinologist, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
  • Gary Francis, M.D., Pediatric Endocrinologist, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
  • Matthew I. Kim, M.D., Endocrinologist, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Richard T. Kloos, M.D., Endocrinologist, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Steven K. Libutti, M.D., Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Donald Margouleff, M.D., Nuclear Medicine Physician, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
  • Matthew D. Ringel, M.D., Endocrinologist, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Martin Schlumberger, M.D., Medullary Specialist, Service de Médecine Nucléaire, France.


8:00 am -
9:00 am
Informal Survivors’ and Caregivers’ Roundtable. 
Marion Hammond
9:00 am Welcome. 
Sara Gorrell Brenner and Marion Hammond
9:10 am -
9:40 am
Survivors’ and Caregivers’ Roundtables
A. Sara Gorrell Brenner
B. Marion Hammond
9:40 am Break
9:45 am -
11:00 am
A. Ask a Surgeon: Thyroid Surgery Basics, Surgical Treatment of Spread, Preventing & Solving Voice Issues. 
Lisa Boyle, M.D.
B. Roundtable: If You’re New to Thyroid Cancer.
Sara Gorrell Brenner

11:10 am -
12:25 pm

A. Ask an Endocrinologist about TSH Suppression, Research on Thyrogen, Follow-Up for Low Risk Patients and High Risk Patients. 
Matthew D. Ringel, M.D.
B. Medullary Thyroid Cancer: An International Perspective. 
Martin Schlumberger, M.D.
C. Roundtable: Caregivers’ Role in Patient Support and Advocacy. 
Todd Larson
12:30 pm -
1:30 pm
Lunch Break/Lunch and Learn Sessions.
A. Thyroid Cancer Research: What’s on the Horizon. 
James A. Fagin, M.D.
B. Roundtable: Living with Thyroid Cancer. 
Marion Hammond
C. Discussion: Volunteering/Getting Involved in ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association. 
Cherry Wunderlich
1:30 pm - 
2:45 pm
A. Ask a Nuclear Medicine Physician about Thyroid Cancer Management. 
Donald Margouleff, M.D.
B. Pediatric Thyroid Cancer: Treatment and Testing, Coping as a Family. 
Gary L. Francis, M.D.
C. Roundtable: Living with Thyroid Cancer Over the Long Term. 
Rebecca Lord
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm -
4:15 pm
A. Thyroid Cancer Management in the First Year and Over the Long Term: Ask An Endocrinologist. 
Matthew I. Kim, M.D.
B. Roundtable: Coping with Stress from a Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis and Fears about Testing, Treatment, and Possible Recurrence.
C. Roundtable: Living with Medullary Thyroid Cancer.
4:15 pm Break

4:30 pm -
5:30 pm

A. Research Frontiers: Molecular Approaches to the Diagnosis and Staging of Thyroid Cancer. 
Steven K. Libutti, M.D.
B. Possible Adverse Side Effects in Thyroid Cancer Treatment and How They’re Handled. 
Richard T. Kloos, M.D.
C. Roundtable Discussion: Complementary Approaches to Well-Being: Massage Therapy, Meditation, Relaxation, Nutrition, Fitness, Support Groups, Other Approaches. 
Sally Snyder.
5:45 pm -
6:30 pm
Roundtable: Discussion and Feedback. 
Sara Gorrell Brenner and Marion Hammond
7:00 pm Optional Evening Event. Dinner/Fundraiser
(Tickets available at the registration table)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS to Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

The hotel has a web page for driving directions from any address:

You can also find maps and driving directions on

From Washington, DC, and its Maryland and Virginia suburbs:
Take I-95 North to I 395 to Pratt Street, and turn right. Proceed on
Pratt Street to President’s Street. Turn right onto President”s Street.
Turn right onto Aliceanna. The Baltimore Waterfront Marriott Hotel is
on the right at 700 Aliceanna Street.