More than 60 Speakers, Including 23 Physicians, Confirmed for the 9th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference on October 27-29, 2006 in Orlando, Florida

Over 100 Sessions Will Cover the Latest Treatments and Research, Insurance, Employment Issues, Nutrition, Fitness, Coping Skills, and More. Attendees May Register On-Site or in Advance. Scholarships Are Available.

On October 27-29, 2006, thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and friends are invited to the 9th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Conference at the Sheraton World, 10100 International Drive, Orlando, Florida. The sponsor is the national voluntary nonprofit organization ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.

The 23 distinguished physicians who will speak include endocrinologists, surgeons, nuclear medicine physicians, and other specialists from the following major centers:

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio and Florida
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts
  • Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
  • University of Florida Shands Cancer Center, Florida
  • University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas
  • and many more leading centers

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

More than 100 sessions will cover all types of thyroid cancer, one of the few cancers that is increasing in overall incidence. This event is the first-ever conference for thyroid cancer survivors and their families and friends to be held in Florida.

“This educational and supportive conference offers a wonderful opportunity to learn in depth from thyroid cancer experts, and to share experiences in coping with this disease,” says Gary Bloom, ThyCa Board Chair and Conference Coordinator. “We invite everyone interested in thyroid cancer to attend.”

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 on request, as noted on the registration form.

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