More than 60 Speakers, Including 22 Physicians, Confirmed for the 8th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference on October 21-23, 2005

Sessions Will Cover Research and Treatment Advances, Insurance, Fitness, Nutrition, and Coping Skills. Attendees May Register On-Site or in Advance. Scholarships Are Available.

On October 21-23, 2005, thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and friends are invited to the 8th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel, 360 Union Boulevard, Lakewood, Colorado.

The sponsor is the national voluntary nonprofit organization ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.

The 22 distinguished physicians who will speak include endocrinologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, and other specialists from the following major centers:

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio
  • Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina
  • Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Maryland
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • University of Florida Shands Cancer Center, Florida
  • University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas
  • University of Utah Medical School, Utah
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri
  • and other leading centers

Speakers also include specialists in the fields of pharmacy, nursing, psychology, nutrition, fitness, coping and complementary approaches for well-being, as well as survivors of every type of thyroid cancer, and caregivers.

More than 80 sessions will cover all types of thyroid cancer, one of the few cancers that is increasing in overall incidence. This educational and supportive weekend is the first conference for thyroid cancer survivors and their families and friends to be held in the Rocky Mountain region.

“This educational and supportive conference offers a wonderful opportunity to learn in depth from leaders in thyroid cancer care and research, and to share experiences with other survivors and caregivers,” says Gary Bloom, ThyCa Board Chair and Conference Coordinator. “We invite everyone interested in thyroid cancer to attend.”

The hotel has free parking, and a Park’N’Ride Bus Station (Cold Spring) is located across the street from the hotel. In addition, the Sheraton Denver West Hotel has arranged a special room rate, available through October 14.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. each day. Walk-in attendees are welcome to register on site at the conference. Attendees may register in advance online or by mail through October 15, 2005. Scholarships are available, as noted on the registration form.

For more information about the conference and the free year-round support services, education, awareness materials, and other publications available from ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, e-mail, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, write to PO Box 1545, New York, NY 1015901545, or visit the ThyCa web site.