Thyroid Disease and You, Free Public Awareness Education Forum for South Florida, To Take Place on September 18 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Physicians from the American Thyroid Association will speak and answer questions about all types of thyroid diseases, including thyroid cancer, at a free public awareness education forum, “Thyroid Disease and You,” on Thursday, September 18.

The forum takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Breakers Hotel, One South County Road, Palm Beach, Florida. The event also features patients’ perspectives on their hypothyroidism, Graves’ disease, and thyroid cancer.

This free forum is open to the public. Attendees will receive free educational materials about thyroid diseases, which affect more than 13 million Americans of all ages.

The forum’s sponsor, the American Thyroid Association, is a nonprofit professional medical society comprised of physicians and scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding of thyroid physiology and the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders. The public forum takes place in conjunction with the American Thyroid Association’s annual meeting in Palm Beach the same week.

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association is one of the event’s co-sponsors. Representing ThyCa at the forum will be Leah Guljord, ThyCa Support Groups Coordinator, faciliator of the ThyCa Spacecoast, Florida, local support group, and editor of ThyCa’s Low Iodine Cookbook. ThyCa will have literature displays and free handout materials on thyroid cancer at the public forum and the ATA meeting.

Walk-in attendees are welcome. For more information about this free event or to register, e-mail to ThyCa, or visit the web site of the American Thyroid Association <> or ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association <>