ThyCa Moves its 2020 Annual Conference to a Virtual Meeting Due to COVID-19

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. (ThyCa) is moving its 23rd Annual International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference on October 23-25 to a virtual format due to COVID-19. The virtual meeting will feature educational and support sessions on treatment and research regarding thyroid cancer care.

“Canceling the in-person meeting was an incredibly difficult and disappointing decision to make,” said Gary Bloom, ThyCa Executive Director. “However, many of our conference attendees are immunocompromised. It’s our obligation to safeguard our members from exposure to COVID-19.”

“We’re working on technology that will help us share parts of what we had planned for the in-person conference. We will have more to announce at a future time. We will greatly miss seeing each other and look forward to future meetings when the COVID-19 situation will hopefully be improved,” Bloom added.

For further information or questions regarding the conference, please email

Because ThyCa’s first priority is everyone’s health, safety, and well-being, we suggest that you follow the precautions recommended by your local health agencies and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

With regards to ThyCa support group meetings, please contact your local support group facilitator to be sure that it will be held as scheduled. 

We wish everyone all the best with your health.

Join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, visit our website (, and read our newsletter as we celebrate our 25th anniversary! We will be highlighting the history of ThyCa, the many accomplishments, and our amazing volunteers and community. 

The way we have been able to serve the thyroid cancer community for the last 25 years is through the support of our donors. 

In honor of this major milestone, we invite you make a $25 donation so we can strengthen and extend our good work for the next 25 years and beyond!  Also, pick up a limited edition Anniversary T-Shirt. Thank you! #ThyCa25Strong 

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

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., has secured an impressive lineup of more than 50 expert speakers for the 22nd International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference, taking place October 18-20, 2019, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Hotel, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, Colorado. 

This unique educational and supportive conference will feature presentations on the latest medical research and advances in thyroid cancer care for all types of thyroid cancer, specialists in insurance and coping skills, and survivor-caregiver roundtables. 

More than 40 thyroid cancer specialists are coming from these leading medical centers:  

  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Colorado Permanente Medical Group
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute 
  • Denver Center for Endocrine Surgery, P.C.
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe and Clínica Las Américas
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • North Shore University Health System
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 

The conference is for anyone interested in any type of thyroid cancer. Attendees, including walk-ins, are welcome to come for 1, 2 or all 3 days. The cost is $50, and scholarships are available upon request to cover the registration fee. 

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, begun in 1995. 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(@ThyCaInc).

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., is pleased to introduce our newest, free handbook.

This handbook is titled Thyroid Nodules: Testing and Follow-Up. It’s 36 pages and has been written and edited by physicians, patients, and caregivers to inform and help patients and caregivers.

Its 19 sections explain the following topics: Basic Facts, If You Have a Nodule, Types of Thyroid Nodules,Outcomes After Finding a Thyroid Nodule, Thyroid Nodule Evaluation and Possible Results, Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA): What to Expect, Molecular Testing for Thyroid Cancer, and more topics.

The handbook is now available on ThyCa’s website as a downloadable.

Read and download it here.

The print edition will be available soon. Watch for an announcement. It will be available in single copies, as well as in bulk to health care professionals to give to their patients.

ThyCa will also will post this handbook as an ePub, available on iTunes and GooglePlay.

Also, here is a flyer to download and share, to help spread the word about this important new resource.