Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ New York/NJ/Southern CT Workshop To Be Held Sunday, June 8, in New York City

On Sunday, June 8, the first New York/New Jersey/Southern Connecticut regional workshop for thyroid cancer survivors and families will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Beth Israel Cancer Center, Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Square East, New York City, New York.

The workshop is FREE and is open to people at all stages of testing and treatment for thyroid cancer, as well as their families, friends, and caregivers.

The day will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and an opportunity for survivors with thyroid cancer, the most common endocrine cancer, and their families to meet informally with other survivors and family members.

The physician speakers include Kenneth D. Burman, M.D., Endocrinologist, Director of Endocrinology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, one of ThyCa’s medical advisors, and Roy Sessions, M.D., Otolaryngologist, Beth Israel Medical Center.

In addition, Gerry Gedrick, M.S.W., will speak on Relaxation Techniques for Coping with Tension, Stress, and Worries. Christine Rice, Thyrogen Clinical Science Associate, Genzyme Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA, will discuss Thyrogen. Roundtables on Living with Thyroid Cancer will be led by ThyCa volunteers Christine Lanotte, Abby Melendez, and Kim Repola.

The workshop is sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association. ThyCa, a voluntary nonprofit, 501(c) (3) organization, provides support services and resources, free of charge, to thyroid cancer survivors and their families.

Transportation directions by car, subway, and bus, plus further details about the workshop are on the ThyCa web site in the Conferences/Workshops section. For more information about the workshop, e-mail or or call 973-962-1802 or 516-868-8151.

For information about ThyCa’s other free support services and special events, e-mail to, call 1-877-588-7904, or visit the ThyCa web site at