Free Mid-Atlantic Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop To Be Held In Baltimore

On Saturday, May 12, 2007, ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association will offer a FREE one-day workshop for thyroid cancer survivors, their families, caregivers, and friends. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Zamoiski Auditorium of the Hecht Building at Sinai Hospital, 2401 West Belvedere Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland.

The ThyCa Support Groups of Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia have organized the workshop. Attendees may register either in advance on the online form or on site at the workshop. Walk-in attendees are welcome.

This free educational and supportive day is open to people at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as their caregivers and everyone interested in learning about thyroid cancer.

Featured speakers include:

  • Douglas W. Ball, M.D., Endocrinologist, Medullary Thyroid Cancer Specialist, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Henry G. Fein, M.D., F.A.C.P., Clinical Director of Endocrinology, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland; Faculty, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Uniformed Services University School of Medicine
  • David Goldenberg, M.D., Head and Neck Surgeon, Director of Head and Neck Surgery, and Associate Professor of Surgery, Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Janis I., Halzel, Pharm.D., Pharmacist, Consensus Medical Communications, Colorado; Co-Moderator, ThyCa Medullary Thyroid Cancer Support Group
  • Matthew I. Kim, M.D., Endocrinologist, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Paul W. Ladenson, M.D., Endocrinologist, Director of Endocrinology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland; Past President, American Thyroid Association; Member, ThyCa Medical Advisory Council
  • Heather Jacene, M.D., Nuclear Medicine Physician, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland

Presentations and question-and-answer sessions will cover thyroid cancer diagnosis, treatment, lifelong monitoring, and research advances, including research on papillary, follicular, medullary, and anaplastic thyroid cancer.

The workshop also offers survivor and caregiver roundtable support group sessions on skills for living with thyroid cancer.

For attendees needing overnight lodging, the workshop organizers have a list of nearby hotels.

For further workshop information, e-mail to, call Cherry Wunderlich at 301-493-8810, or visit

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. is a national nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization providing person-to-person support, support groups, the free downloadable Low-Iodine Cookbook, free online newsletter, awareness materials, free one-day workshops, and other resources to thyroid cancer survivors, their families, and the public at no charge.

ThyCa also funds thyroid cancer research grants, sponsors Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month in September, and will hold the 10th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference in San Francisco, California, on October 19-21, 2007.

For more information, visit, write PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545, call toll-free to 877-588-7904, fax to 630-604-6078, or e-mail to