Free Midwest Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop To Be Held Saturday, April 17, 2010

On Saturday, April 17, 2010, thyroid cancer survivors, caregivers, and friends are invited to the 6th Midwest Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Workshop. The workshop is sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., a national organization that provides information and support to people with thyroid cancer, and its local affiliates.

This free education and support event takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center for Health and Education, St. Joseph Medical Center, 1000 Carondelet Drive (I-435 and State Line), Kansas City, Missouri.

Speakers include:

  • Uzma Khan, M.D., Endocrinologist, University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia, Missouri
  • Paul Ladenson, M.D., Endocrinologist, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Debbie Ritchie, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., B.C., F.N..P, Advanced ENT Nurse Practitioner, University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia, Missouri
  • Lisa Shnayder, M.D.,F.A.C.S., Otolaryngologist, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.

People at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as family members, friends, and everyone interested in learning from experts about thyroid cancer are welcome. Nursing contact hours will be provided by Carondelet Health.

This event is free. You are invited to come for all or part of the day. Register either online at to be made available) or onsite at the workshop. For more information, e-mail or, or call 816-529-6643.

The ThyCa Kansas City Support Group is the primary organizer of the event, with help from the ThyCa Central Missouri and ThyCa St. Louis Support Groups. Visit ThyCa’s web site at for more details about the program and directionsto St. Joseph Medical Center.