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Free New York Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop with Five Physician Speakers Planned for June 9, 2018


Five physicians specializing in endocrinology, nuclear medicine, and surgery, plus more features will headline the upcoming New York Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop, on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, New York. 

This FREE event is sponsored by the nonprofit ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. Sessions will meet in Tower Conference Rooms 1-3 on the First Floor of the Tower Pavilion. 

“This educational and supportive event is open to the public,” says Abby Melendez, Workshop Coordinator and Facilitator of the ThyCa Long Island Support Group, the host group. “Everyone interested in thyroid cancer invited to learn from experts and take part in discussion roundtables with other thyroid cancer survivors and families. We welcome patients, caregivers, their friends, and health care professionals.” 

Attendees are invited to come for all or part of the day. Walk-in attendees are welcome, or register online in advance on the ThyCa Conferences/Workshops page. 

Speakers include:

  • Deborah DeBetta, Teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Creator/Founder of Mind Body Education
  • Craig Bickford, Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative Database Manager and IT Specialist
  • Donald Margouleff, M.D., Nuclear Medicine Physician Emeritus
  • Carolyn Maxwell, MD., Endocrinologist
  • David J. Myssiorek, M.D., F.A.C.S., Head & Neck Oncologist-Otolaryngologist/ENT 
  • Gene Tronco, M.D., Nuclear Medicine Physician 
  • Justin Yozawitz, MD., Endocrine Surgeon 

Discussion roundtables will be led by thyroid cancer survivors and caregivers. 

Hosting this free event is the ThyCa Long Island Support Group, facilitated by Abby Melendez for more than 16 years. Visit ThyCa’s Conferences page for more details, including the workshop flyer and free online registration. For more information, e-mail or or phone 516-608-5113. 

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is an international nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals, serving people worldwide since 1995 and advised by more than 50 internationally recognized thyroid cancer specialists. For information and free materials, e-mail to; write to PO Box 1102, Olney, MD 20830-1102; call toll-free 1-877-588-7904; or visit our website.