Last Modified: September 5, 2003
Conference Dates: October 24-26, 2003
Conference Location: Houston, Texas
Sponsoring Group: ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.
Conference Web Page URL: www.thyca.org
Topics Covered: Endocrinologists, surgeons, nuclear medicine physicians, a pathologist, and a palliative care physician will address issues ranging from diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up testing to research advances and future trends in thyroid cancer care. An informal, give-and-take format will give participants the chance for in-depth discussion of issues related to thyroid cancer care.
Workshops led by mental health professionals, attorneys, other specialists, long-term survivors, and caregivers will focus on quality of life, well-being, health insurance and employment issues, caregivers' needs, and the perspectives of long-term thyroid cancer survivors.
Who Should Attend: This educational and supportive conference offers more than 50 sessions for people with every type of thyroid cancer, including papillary, follicular, medullary, anaplastic, and variants. Presentations and roundtables are designed for people being tested for possible thyroid cancer, those newly diagnosed with thyroid cancer and in their early years following treatment, survivors of many years, and their family members and friends.
Registration Information: Registration material and conference details are available on ThyCa's web site. For more information about the conference and about ThyCa's free year-round support and education services, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, call toll-free 1-877-588-7904, or visit the web site at www.thyca.org.
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