Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ 6th International Conference

October 24-26, 2003
Houston, Texas

WHAT: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ 6th International Conference

WHO: Thyroid cancer survivors, family members, caregivers, friends, and over 50 speakers, including leading physicians from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Washington University School of Medicine, and other institutions. Sessions on thyroid cancer care and research are for people at all phases of testing, treatment, and long-term follow-up for all types of thyroid cancer, as well as families and friends. Additional speakers include mental health professionals, attorneys specializing in health insurance and employment issues, specialists in complementary approaches to well-being, long-term thyroid cancer survivors, and caregivers.

WHEN: October 24-26, 2003
Conference Registration Opens at 8 a.m., Friday, October 24. Presentations, Workshops, and Roundtables take place all day Friday, October 24; Saturday, October 25; and Sunday, October 26. Sessions end at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

WHERE: Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel, 12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston, Texas

WHY: To provide a three-day educational, supportive, and networking opportunity for people with all types of thyroid cancer at all stages of testing, treatment, and follow-up, as well as their family members and friends, by providing them access to leading physicians involved in treatment and research, mental health professionals, attorneys, specialists in coping skills and well-being, and other thyroid cancer survivors and caregivers.

COST: $50. Family/guests $30. Register on site or in advance. Walk-in attendees welcome. Discounts for ThyCa members. FREE to anyone who requests a scholarship.

SPONSOR: ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. An all-volunteer national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. E-mail:

INFORMATION: Speaker list, program schedule, and registration materials are available on the web site <>. For more information, e-mail to , call toll free 1-877-588-7904, or visit the web site.

Media Contact: Cherry Wunderlich 301-493-8810
ThyCa Corresponding Secretary