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19th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference Brings Together Survivors, Caregivers, and Expert Speakers in Los Angeles, Oct. 21-23


Organized by ThyCa, the Conference Features More Than 100 Sessions Designed to Help, Inspire and Support Those Impacted by Thyroid Cancer -- Registration Is Now Open  

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., has secured an impressive lineup of expert speakers for the 19th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference, taking place Oct. 21-23, 2016 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. 

This unique educational and supportive conference will feature presentations on the latest medical research and advances in thyroid cancer care, specialists in insurance and employment, Ask-a-Doctor sessions, and survivor-caregiver roundtables. Each year attendees join from around the United States, and the world, for this event designed to create learning and support opportunities for patients, families, friends, and caregivers. 

"Thyroid cancer continues to affect people of all ages, and as more people are affected each year, our conference continues to grow in importance as a resource for support and education," said Gary Bloom, ThyCa Executive Director and Conference Coordinator. "We invite all survivors affected by the disease, loved ones and anyone interested in learning about thyroid cancer to attend, meet one another, share stories and learn from the impressive lineup of health care experts in attendance." 

Among the presenters, experts in the area of thyroid cancer are coming from the following leading national medical centers: 

  • Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Clayman National Thyroid Cancer Center
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
  • Mayo Clinic
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Providence St. John's Health Center
  • Stanford University Medical Center
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System 

The event is open to the public, for anyone in the process of being tested for possible thyroid cancer, newly diagnosed or recently treated, survivors of many years, caregivers, friends, and health care professionals. Attendees are welcome to join for one, two or all three days, and registration will open at 8 a.m. each day. The cost to attend the complete conference is $50, and scholarships are available upon request to cover the registration fee. Walk-in attendees are welcome. 

"ThyCa's annual conference is invaluable to the thyroid cancer community," stated Michael Yeh, M.D. of the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine. "I am pleased that the organization decided to conduct its annual conference in Los Angeles, and I -- along with my participating colleagues from UCLA -- look forward to talking about some of the innovative approaches that our institution is taking to help fight this disease." 

For more details about the Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference and the free year-round support services and education offered by ThyCa, visit the ThyCa website, email ThyCa at or, or call ThyCa at (877) 588-7904.

About ThyCa

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals. The organization is dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families and friends. ThyCa also sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, year-round awareness activities, and thyroid cancer research fundraising and research grants. For more information, visit our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.