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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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The way we have been able to serve the thyroid cancer community for the last 25 years is through the support of our donors.
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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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call ThyCa at (877) 588-7904.
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).
Manhasset, NY, May 19, 2019— Four physicians specializing in endocrinology, nuclear medicine, and surgery, plus more speakers will headline the upcoming New York Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop, on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Northwell 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 free 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.
- Deirdre Cocks Eschler, M.D., Endocrinologist, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY
- Donald Margouleff, M.D., Nuclear Medicine Physician Emeritus, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY; ThyCa Medical Advisor
- David Myssiorek, M.D., Head & Neck Surgical Oncologist-Otolaryngologist/ENT, Bronxcare Health System, Bronx, NY; ThyCa Medical Advisor
- Gene Tronco, M.D., Nuclear Medicine Physician, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
- Nina Triolo, Yoga Instructor
- Plus Martha Griffin, Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative, and Quinn O’Malley, Research Associate, both with THANC Foundation, New York
In addition, 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 17 years.
Visit ThyCa’s Conferences page for more details, including the workshop flyer and free online registration. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com; write to PO Box 1102, Olney, MD 20830-1102; call toll-free 1-877-588-7904; or visit our website.
Physicians specializing in endocrinology, nuclear medicine, and surgery headline the upcoming 18th Annual Thyroid Cancer Workshop in the DC area, sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., on Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Hospital, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, Maryland.
This event is free. Patients, caregivers, friends, and everyone interested are invited to come and learn from experts, get answers to questions about thyroid cancer care and research, and take part in discussion roundtables with other thyroid cancer survivors and families.
Everyone interested is welcome to attend for all or part of the day. Walk-in attendees are welcome, or register online in advance.
Physician speakers include:
- Vaninder K. Dhillon, M.D., Otolaryngologist, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bethesda, MD.
Topic: Talk with a surgeon about your thyroid cancer, including voice and swallowing issues.
- Christiane J. Gomes Lima, M.D., Endocrinologist, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.
Topic: Thyroid hormone therapy, testing, and dosing, including synthetic (T4), NDT, and T3. Can my lifestyle affect how I feel?
- Jill M. Paulson, M.D., F.A.C.E., F.A.C.P., Endocrinologist, George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Topic: Ask a doctor your questions about your long-term management, including how the latest ATA guidelines impact managing your care.
- Leila Shobab, M.D., Endocrinologist, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.
Topic: Papillary and follicular thyroid cancer: treatment and follow-up for different risk levels.
- Douglas Van Nostrand, M.D., Nuclear Medicine Physician, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC.
Topic: I-131 (radioactive iodine) therapy in thyroid cancer management. When is I-131 used/not used in treatment, dose decisions, preparation, and follow-up, and monitoring.
In addition to the physicians’ presentations and question-and-answer sessions on thyroid cancer care and research, the day will include discussion roundtables led by thyroid cancer survivors. Roundtable topics will include coping with thyroid cancer in the short and long term, stress and fears around testing and treatment, and complementary approaches for well-being.
Host groups for this free event are ThyCa Support Groups: ThyCa Baltimore, ThyCa Northern Virginia, and ThyCa Washington, DC.
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. www.thyca.org is an international nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals, advised by internationally recognized thyroid cancer specialists and serving people worldwide since 1995. For more information e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org; write to: PO Box 1102, Olney, MD 20830-1102; call toll-free: 1-877-588-7904; or visit our website.
On Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., you’re invited to a free thyroid cancer workshop in Scottsdale, Arizona, with 10 physician speakers from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Rochester, Minnesota.
- Integrative Medicine for Health after Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis,
- Surgical Updates,
- Nuclear Medicine Updates,
- Radiation Updates,
- What’s New in Advanced Papillary and Medullary Thyroid Cancer,
plus a panel discussion with questions from attendees.
This free event will take place at the Mayo Clinic, Ashton B. Taylor Auditorium, Scottsdale Campus, 13400 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information and registration email to MCAEvents@mayo.edu.