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More than 40 Top Thyroid Cancer Doctors and Other Specialists Will Speak at 16th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 27-29, 2013


Educational and Supportive Event Features More Than 70 Session Leaders, More than 100 Sessions for Anyone Interested in Thyroid Cancer, the Fastest Increasing Center

The 16th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference will take place on September 27-29, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center, 76 Industrial Parkway, Essington, Pennsylvania. 

Everyone interested in thyroid cancer is invited to attend for 1, 2, or all 3 days. The conference is sponsored by the nonprofit ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. 

This important conference is for people with each type of thyroid cancer, and for people at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up, as well as for family members, friends, and everyone interested in thyroid cancer.

The annual conference offers a tremendous opportunity to learn from top experts about the latest advances in thyroid cancer care and research, to learn about coping skills and practical issues from mental health professionals, attorney-led sessions, and specialists in complementary approaches to well-being, and to share experiences with others living with all types and situations with thyroid cancer. 

This unique event will feature more than 100 informative sessions designed for those whose lives have been touched by thyroid cancer.

  • Advances in thyroid cancer treatment and follow-up
  • Clinical trials of new treatments
  • Research updates
  • Thyroid hormone replacement
  • Ask-a-Doctor sessions
  • Attorney-led sessions on employment, health insurance, disability, and other legal issues
  • Coping skills and strategies to improve well-bein
  • Survivor-caregiver roundtables

Numerous distinguished institutions around the United States will be represented including The Cleveland Clinic, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Yale University School of Medicine, and many more. 

 The conference is open to the public, and registration begins at 8 a.m. each day with walk-in attendees welcome to register onsite at the conference. Cost for the conference is $50; family/guests $30. Scholarships are available on request, to cover the registration fee.

Additional information on the conference is available on ThyCa's website.

“The Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference is the key international event focused specifically on support and education for those affected by thyroid cancer,” said Gary Bloom, ThyCa Executive Director, Conference Co-Coordinator, and 17-year survivor of thyroid cancer. “We are honored to bring together such an impressive group of people to share knowledge and experiences, learn from experts, and build camaraderie with those affected by this terrible disease.”

Every fall, the Annual Conference is an exceptional opportunity for support, education, and communication for people at all phases of testing and treatment for thyroid cancer, as well as their families and caregivers. 

More than 70 speakers lead the attendees through a 3-day conference presenting more than 100 workshops and sessions. The meeting also includes resource tables with extensive free materials on thyroid cancer and related topics. 

In 2013, thyroid cancer is expected to set a new record of more than 60,000 people newly diagnosed the United States, reports the nonprofit ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association urges everyone to learn about thyroid cancer and ask for a neck check at doctor's appointments. Thyroid cancer affects people in all age groups from children through seniors. It is the fastest increasing cancer in both men and women.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. is an international, non-profit 501(c)(3) service organization advised by nationally recognized thyroid cancer specialists. ThyCa educates and supports people with thyroid cancer and their families through its award-winning educational Web site, person-to-person support matched by diagnosis, more than 100 local support groups throughout the United States and in 4 additional countries, 12 Internet discussion and support groups, a free online newsletter, free handbooks by download and by mail, numerous other free publications, patient information packets, seminars, workshops, and conferences.

ThyCa also sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month each September and conducts year-round outreach campaigns to increase public awareness of thyroid cancer and connect survivors and families with our support services. 

ThyCa sponsors thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants open to researchers at all institutions worldwide, and has awarded research grants every year since 2003 

For more information, visit the website, call 1-877-588-7904, or e-mail

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