Four-Time USA Memory Champion To Speak at Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference

World-renowned memory expert and thyroid cancer survivor Scott Hagwood has been added to the lineup of speakers scheduled to appear at the 7th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference on October 22-24, 2004, near Chicago at the Hyatt Deerfield Hotel, 1750 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, Illinois. The conference is sponsored by the nonprofit organization ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association.

Hagwood, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, learned extensive memory techniques in response to the side effects of medical treatments he received for his thyroid cancer. As a result, he became a four- time USA Memoriad Champion and was the first American to be named Grandmaster of Memory at the 2003 World Competition in Malaysia. He has been featured in national publications and on television. He also has a weekly radio show.

He now holds four national memory records, including remembering random words, audio numbers, and remembering a shuffled deck of playing cards in 2 minutes. At the competition in Malaysia, he memorized 9 decks of cards in order in an hour.

Hagwood’s session at the ThyCa Conference will focus on turning a negative into a positive. He will also share some of his memory techniques with the hundreds of thyroid cancer survivors and caregivers in attendance.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is dedicated to support, education, and communication for thyroid cancer survivors, their families and friends. For more information about the conference and ThyCa’s free year-round support services, education, and publications, e-mail to, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, write to PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, or visit the web site