Free Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Vermont/New England Symposium To Be Held on Saturday, May 3, 2008, in Stowe, Vermont

On Saturday, May 3, 2008, ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association and the Stowe Weekend of Hope will offer a FREE one-day educational symposium in Stowe, Vermont, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Stowe High School, 413 Barrows Road, Stowe, Vermont.

This free educational and supportive event 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.

The physician speakers are Beatriz Tendler, M.D., Endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, and David W. Cheng, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Clinical Chief of Nuclear Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

They will speak and answer questions about Familial Papillary Carcinoma, the Management and Follow-Up of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (Papillary & Follicular), and The Role of Nuclear Medicine in Thyroid Cancer, including radioiodine imaging and PET imaging as an alternate imaging modality. The Thyroid Cancer Symposium also includes a presentation titled “Thyroid Cancer Is Not the ‘Good Cancer,'” with ThyCa Southern Connecticut Support Group Facilitator Jaime Toth.

Two additional thyroid cancer events will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings. On Friday Evening, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m, Thyroid Cancer Dessert Social (location to be announced later) will offer the opportunity to meet David Cheng, M.D. Register online for the Dessert Social at On Saturday Evening, the Thyroid Cancer Dinner for survivors, caregivers, and friends, will be free to the first 50 registrants. For dinner details, contact

The ThyCa Southern Connecticut Group has organized this symposium. Attendees are asked to pre-register at, whether or not they need overnight lodging. Attendees may come for part or all of the day. For more information about the Thyroid Cancer Symposium and added events, e-mail or or phone Jaime Toth 203-624-7495 or 203-243-7866.

The Stowe Weekend of Hope offers additional topics and sessions, plus a Health Fair. The Stowe Weekend of Hope is an annual event offering free support sessions and workshops for people affected by any cancer. Details about the Stowe Weekend of Hope, and transportation directions, are available at

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 11th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 17-19, 2008.

For more information, visit ThyCa’s web site, write PO Box 1102, Olney, MD 20830-1102, call toll-free to 877-588-7904, fax to 630-604-6078, or e-mail to