Vermont/New England Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Symposium To Be Held Saturday, April 30, 2011 in Stowe, Vermont

On Saturday, April 30, 2011, thyroid cancer survivors, caregivers, and friends are invited to the Vermont/New England Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Symposium.

The symposium is co-sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., a national nonprofit organization that provides information and support to people with thyroid cancer, its local affiliates, and Stowe Weekend of Hope.

This educational and supportive event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Executive Boardroom at the Stoweflake Resort and Spa, Stowe, Vermont.

Speakers include:

  • Ming-Kai Chen, M.D., Nuclear Medicine/Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • Beatriz Tendler, M.D., Endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

People at all phases of testing, treatment, and follow-up for thyroid cancer, as well as family members, friends, and everyone interested in learning from experts about thyroid cancer are welcome.

You are invited to come for all or part of Saturday’s thyroid cancer symposium, and the Stowe Weekend of Hope, April 29 – May 1, 2011.

Stowe Weekend of Hope has additional seminar choices. Registration is free for first-time attendees, and $15 for returning attendees. The program schedule and advance registration are available at

Added optional events include a Friday, April 29, Dessert Social and Speaker from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The discussion on Understanding Thyrogen will be led by Anthony Sena of Genzyme; this event has a fee with registration online at

On Saturday Evening, April 30, following the Workshop, there will be a Thyroid Cancer Survivors/Caregivers Dinner Social. This event is free for thyroid cancer survivors, caregivers, and friends. For details, contact Jaime Toth at

For more information about the thyroid cancer events, e-mail to or,or phone Jaime Toth at 203-243-7866.

The ThyCa Southern Connecticut Support Group is the organizer and host of the Thyroid Cancer Symposium, Dessert Social, and Saturday Dinner. Visit ThyCa’s web site at for more details about this and other coming events, and the numerous free year-round support services, educational resources, awareness campaigns, and thyroid cancer research fundraising of the national nonprofit ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.